NC red hind, cubera snapper records broken

More records broken by NC anglers

Red Hind state record

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.

Thomas Madsen caught the new NC state record cubera snapper while fishing with Capt. Tyler Fleetwood.

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.

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