Gooban-tautog fish of record size was caught off the coast of the U.S. state of New Jersey.
As noted, Chris Sullivan threw a fishing rod from a boat near Cape May – the southernmost point of New Jersey. A large fish took a bite. It only took the man a minute to pull it out of the water.
Using scales certified for use in the New Jersey Fishing Records Program, the tautog was measured. The fish was found to weigh 11.567 pounds. That’s 85 grams more than the state record, which has held for five years.
Tautogs are a family of ray-feeding fish. They are found off the Atlantic coast of North America. The fish like to hide among the rocks and other underwater objects in which the line can get tangled. Because of this, catching them can be difficult.
Earlier, Egyptian doctors saved a man who, while fishing, accidentally swallowed a live mullet he had caught.
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