More records broken by NC anglers
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries also recently certified the state’s new red hind record. Jared Lambert of Wilmington’s 7-pound, 11.2-ounce red hind measured 23.06 inches total length.
Lambert caught the record fish on Aug. 6 near Frying Pan Tower. It beat the previous record, a 7-pound, 1.6-ounce fish caught off of Cape Lookout in 2021.
Lambert was using a live pinfish as bait.
Cubera Snapper record
Another N.C. state record, a 58-pound, 8-ounce cubera snapper, was caught on Aug. 3. Thomas Madsen of Byram, N.J. caught the fish offshore of Hatteras. This bested the previous state record by 8 ounces.
Madsen was fishing with Capt. Tyler Fleetwood of Sea Dream Fishing Charters when he caught the fish, which measured 49.5 inches total length and had a 41-inch girth.