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Caught by anglers ages 11 to 16, Courtesy IGFA / igfa.org

105-pound Black Drum

105-pound Black Drum


105-pound Black Drum
 

Angler: Kevin Brown, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Age: not listed
Location: Virginia Beach
Date: August 1997
Reel: Penn 650 SS
Method: Casting a bucktail jig
Fight time: 22 minutes

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105-pound, 13-ounce Giant Trevally

105-pound, 13-ounce Giant Trevally

 

105-pound, 13-ounce Giant Trevally

Angler: Audrey Ferrand, St. Paul, Réunion Island
Age: 12
Location: Réunion Island
Date: March 2009
Reel: Shimano Stella 20000FA
Method: Bait fishing (bait type not specified)
Fight time: 1 hour, 12 minutes
Note: Also the women's 130-pound line-class world record

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90-pound, 9-ounce Almaco Jack

Angler: Maximilian Hampl, Cartago, Costa Rica

Age: 15

Location: Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica

Date: June 2010

Reel: Accurate Boss Magnum 870

Method: Drift fishing a live pompano

Fight time: 25 minutes

Note: Also the men's 20-pound line-class record

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250-pound Yellowfin Tuna

Angler: Ashley Eslick, Culver City, California

Age: 16

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Date: July 2005

Reel: Penn

Method: Trolling a skipjack

Fight time: 2 hours

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147-pound, 11-ounce Pacific Sailfish

147-pound, 11-ounce Pacific Sailfish

147-pound, 11-ounce Pacific Sailfish Angler: Jorge Saca Bahaia, San Salvador, El Salvador Age: Not listed Location: El Tamarindo, El Salvador Date: April 1998 Reel: Penn 80tw Method: Trolling a Williamson's Marlin lure Fight time: 35 minutes penn 80 tw
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58-POUND, 4-OUNCE STRIPED BASS

58-POUND, 4-OUNCE STRIPED BASS




58-POUND, 4-OUNCE STRIPED BASS

Angler: Juliana Rose Merighi, Vineland, New Jersey
Age: 13
Location: Delaware Bay, New Jersey
Date: October 2010
Reel: Shimano Tekota 600
Method: Bait fishing bunker
Fight time: 10 minutes
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59-POUND, 9-OUNCE LINGCOD

Angler: Tim Lucason, Ninilchick, Alaska
Age: 13
Location: Kodiak Island, Alaska
Date: July 2004
Reel: Penn Formula 15KG
Method: Jigging a lead-head with plastic tail
Fight time: 9 minutes
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547-POUND, 6-OUNCE THRESHER SHARK

547-POUND, 6-OUNCE THRESHER SHARK



547-POUND, 6-OUNCE THRESHER SHARK

Angler: Jack Leverone, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Age: 15
Location: Kona, Hawaii
Date: May 2014
Reel: Shimano
Method: Drifting an opelu (scad)
Fight time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
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102-POUND WHITE MARLIN

102-POUND WHITE MARLIN




02-POUND WHITE MARLIN

Angler: Matthew A. Sheehan, Boston
Age: 11
Location: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date: August 2011
Reel: Shimano
Method: Bait fishing a live scup
Fight time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
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68-POUND KING MACKEREL

68-POUND KING MACKEREL





68-POUND KING MACKEREL

Angler: Giancarlo Martell, Miami, Florida
Age: 15
Location: Key Largo, Florida
Date: December 2002
Reel: Shimano 6500B
Method: Drift-fishing a ballyhoo
Fight time: 35 minutes

 
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58-POUND, 8-OUNCE GAG GROUPER

58-POUND, 8-OUNCE GAG GROUPER


58-POUND, 8-OUNCE GAG GROUPER

Angler: Christopher A. Deckert, Ponce De Leon, Florida
Age: 16
Location: Gulf of Mexico (no more information listed)
Date: May 2007
Reel: Shimano
Method: Drifting cut mackerel
Fight Time: 20 minutes

 
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