PEND­ING WORLD RECORDS

Sport Fishing - - CONTENTS -

A 149-pound, 3-ounce Pa­cific bluefin tuna [A] took New­port Beach, Cal­i­for­nia, an­gler Ali Pfleger an hour to land on 50-pound line last Au­gust, after it struck a fly­ing­fish trolled near San Cle­mente Is­land. If ap­proved. it will soundly de­feat the cur­rent women's record for that line class, an 83-pound, 4-ounce fish also taken off San Cle­mente in 2016.

A 19-pound, 3-ounce At­lantic hal­ibut [B] might not seem like a mon­ster, but on 6 pound line, it took Dmitry Ba­turin, of Moscow, an hour to land. He hooked the fish out of Hasvik, Nor­way, last Au­gust. If ap­proved, the catch will be the first record to oc­cupy that line class. It re­mained va­cant at press time.

While trolling a live bait across the mouth of Ore­gon's Rogue River, Lisa Grif­fith, of Ran­cho Santa Fe, Cal­i­for­nia, caught a 13-pound, 12-ounce Chi­nook salmon [C] lasst Au­gust, fish­ing 12-pound line. If ap­proved the salmon will edge out the cur­rent record of 13 pounds, 1 ounce, caught in Lake On­tario, New York, in 2015.

Surf-cast­ing off Ane­jima, Ja­pan, paid off for Masakazu Nao­hara, of Chiba, last July, when he looked a 21-pound bluefin trevally [D] on a blue. If ap­proved , the catch on 16-pound line, will beat the ex­ist­ing line class record of 19 pounds, 8 ounces, caught out of Croc­o­dile Bay, costa Rica, in 1999.

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