North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Records


FISH WEIGHT LOCATION CAUGHT YEAR ANGLER

Albacore (false) 32 lbs 0 oz. Off Morehead City 2015 Michael Voytkowski
Albacore 62 lb. 0 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 2001 Brien L. Hamer
Amberjack 126 lb. 7 oz. Off Swansboro 2008 Michael Krantz
Barracuda 67 lb. 7 oz. Cape Lookout 1985 Buddy D. Garten




Bass, Black Sea 8 lb. 12 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 1979 Joe Mizelle
Bass, Striped 64 lb. 0 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 2011 Keith Angel
Bluefish* 31 lb. 12 oz. Cape Hatteras 1972 James Hussey
Cobia 116 lb. 8 oz. Oregon Inlet 2006 Billy R. Lucas, Jr.
Croaker 5 lb. 0 oz. Oregon Inlet 1981 Daniel Graber
Dolphin 79 lb. 0 oz. Cape Hatteras 1993 Sean J. Yurkanin
Drum, Black 100 lb. 1 oz. Cape Fear River 1998 Charles R. Dycus
Drum, Red* 94 lb. 2 oz. Hatteras Island 1984 David G. Deuel
Flounder 20 lb. 0 oz. Carolina Beach 1980 Harold Auten




Grouper, Gag 47 lb. 4 oz. Off Wrightsville Beach 2017
Breece Gahl Grouper, Red 33 lb. 8 oz. Off Atlantic Beach 2007
Chuck Deeter Grouper, Strawberry 28 lb. 8 oz. Off Topsail Beach 1972
Jackie Blanchard Grouper, Warsaw 245 lb. 0 oz. Wrightsville Beach 1967 Cora Keen
Grouper, Yellowfin 42 lb. 10 oz. Off Carolina Beach 2009 Michael Hall
Grunt, White 4 lb. 8 oz. Off Cape Lookout 1969 Vernon Councilman
Hogfish* 21 lb. 6 oz. Frying Pan Shoals 2005 Derek Williams
Jack, Crevalle 49 lb. 1 oz. Off Wrightsville Beach 2014 Frank Dalli
Kingfish, Northern 3 lb. 8 oz. Bogue Banks Pier 1971 Ted Drinnon
King Mackerel 82 lb. 4 oz. Off Ocracoke 1999 James Winch
Spanish Mackerel* 13 lb. 0 oz. Ocracoke Inlet 1987 Robert Cranton
Marlin, Blue 1,228 lb. 8 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 2008
Trey Irvine Marlin, White 138 lb. 0 oz. Off Cape Hatteras 2015 Neil Manning




Mullet, Sea 3 lb. 8 oz. Bogue Banks Pier 1971 Ted Drinnon
Perch, White 1 lb. 13 oz. Pembroke Creek 1986 John David Stallings
Pigfish/Hogfish* 2 lb. 12 oz. Atlantic Ocean, SE of Cape Lookout 2016 Jason Edwards
Pinfish 2 lb. 14 oz. Off Beaufort Inlet 2006 Hope L. Sanderson
Pompano, African 46 lbs. 0 oz. Off Atlantic Beach 2014 Toby Grantham
Pompano, Florida 8 lb. 0 oz. Carolina Beach 2001 John F. Vickers
Porgy, Jolthead 14 lbs. 14 oz. Off Southport 2015 Randy Brock
Porgy, Saucereye 13 lb. 2 oz. Off Cape Lookout 1987 Glenn D. Greer
Runner, Rainbow 23 lb. 12 oz. Off Ocracoke 2016 Bruce Vosburgh
Sailfish 100 lb. 0 oz. Off Ocean Isle 1987 John P. Grooms, Jr.
Scamp 32 lb., 0 oz. Off Atlantic Beach 2016 Teddy Wingfield
Shark, Blue 478 lb. 0 oz. Crystal Fishing Pier 1961 Bobby Kentrolis
Shark, Dusky 610 lb. 0 oz. Jennette’s Ocean Pier 1962 Robert T. Keller
Shark, Hammerhead 710 lb. 0 oz. Jennette’s Ocean Pier 1961 Robert T. Keller
Shark, Lemon 421 lb. 8 oz. Kure Beach Pier 1978 Stanley Seawell
Shark, Mako 768 lb. 0 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 1983 Russell J. Langford
Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead 234 lb. 0 oz. South of Cape Point 1990 Timothy P. Harlow
Shark, Thresher 185 lb. 0 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 2005 Brandon Bailey
Shark, Tiger 1,150 lb. 0 oz. Yaupon Beach Pier 1966 Walter Maxwell
Sheepshead 19 lb. 4 oz.Off Oregon Inlet 1999 Chris Robbins
Snapper, Cubera 58 lb. 0 oz. Off Beaufort Inlet 2017 Randy Harmon
Snapper, Red 40 lb. 0 oz. Off Cape Lookout 1970 Ben Grant
Snapper, Vermillion 6 lb. 9 oz. Off Ocean Isle 2009 Todd Helf
Spadefish, Atlantic 11lb.3oz. Off Hatteras Village 2009 Steven C. Chadwick
Spearfish, Longbill 98 lb. 0 oz. Off Cape Hatteras 1978 John R. Windsor
Spot 1 lb. 13 oz. Manns Harbor 1979 Hubert Basnight
Swordfish 441 lb. 0 oz. Off Wrightsville Beach 1979 J. Horace Murray, Jr.
Tarpon 193 lb. 5 oz. Sea View Pier 2008 Malcolm Condie
Tautog 19 lb. 0 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 1992 Louis M. Knoerzer
Tilefish, Blueline 16 lb. 8 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 2006 Terry M. Shepherd
Tilefish, Golden 46 lb. 0 oz. Off Cape Hatteras 2013 Rex Bunting
Tilefish, Sand* 4 lb. 5 oz. Off Oak Island 2004 Frank L. Ballas
Triggerfish, Gray 11 lb. 6 oz. Morehead City 1992 Annette F. Carrico
Triggerfish, Queen 10 lbs 11 oz. Off Jacksonville NC 2012 Benjamin Peterson
Trippletail 27 lb. 7 oz. Ocean Crest Pier 2009 Thomas M. Cutler
Trout, Gray 14 lb. 14 oz. Nags Head Surf 1980 Sterling L. Ammons
Trout, Speckled 12 lb. 4 oz. Wrightsville Beach 1961 John R. Kenyon, Jr.
Tuna, Bigeye 311 lb. 8 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 1992 Clarence N. Cook
Tuna, Blackfin 40 lb. 11 oz. Off Wrightsville Beach 2011 Michael Accattato
Tuna, Bluefin 805 lb. 0 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 2011 Corey Schultz
Tuna, Yellowfin 237 lb. 0 oz. Off Cape Lookout 1979 James Mixon, Jr.
Tuna, Skipjack 32 lb. 5 oz.Gulf Stream off of Hatteras NC 2016 Timothy Ray Street
Wahoo 150 lb. 0 oz. Ocracoke North Carolina 1994 Kevin M. Elwell

North Carolina Saltwater Fishing State Records………http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/north-carolina-state-saltwater-records

*World All Tackle Record
Questions concerning these records? Email Carole Willis or call 800-682-2632





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