North Carolina State Saltwater Records

* World All Tackle Record

Thanks to:NC Division of Marine Fisheries,3441 Arendell Street,Morehead City, NC 28557 (252) 726-7021 or (800) 682-2632

Fish Weight Location Caught Year Angler
Albacore (False) Little Tunny 26 lbs. 8 oz. Off Wrighstville Beach 1991 Lyman Kinlaw, Jr.
Albacore 57 lb. 0 oz. Off Oregon Inlet 1971 Harry Lee Wray, Jr.
Amberjack 125 lbs 0 oz Off Cape Lookout 1973 Paul Bailey, Jr.
Barracuda 67 lbs 7 oz Cape Lookout 1985 Buddy D. Garten
Bass, Black Sea 8 lbs 12 oz Off Oregon Inlet 1979 Joe Mizelle
Bass, Striped 60 lb. 0 oz. Hatteras Island Surf 1972 Catherine Willis
Bluefish* 31 lbs 12 oz Cape Hatteras 1972 James Hussey
Cobia 103 lbs 0 oz Emerald Isle Pier 1988 Tony Moore
Croaker 5 lbs 0 oz Oregon Inlet 1981 Daniel Graber
Dolphin 79 lbs 0 oz Cape Hatteras 1993 Sean J. Yurkanin
Drum, Black 100 lbs 1 oz Cape Fear River 1998 Charles R. Dycus
Drum, Red* 94 lbs 2 oz Hatteras Island 1984 David G. Deuel
Flounder 20 lbs 8 oz Carolina Beach 1980 Harold Auten
Grouper, Strawberry 28 lb. 8 oz. Off Topsail Beach 1972 Jackie Blanchard
Grouper, Warsaw 245 lbs 0 oz Wrightsville Beach 1967 Cora Keen
Grunt, White 4 lb. 8 oz. Off Cape Lookout 1969 Vernon Councilman
Hog Snapper 13 lb. 0 oz. Atlantic Ocean 1991 Ashley Elkins
Hogfish/Pigfish 2 lb. 4 oz. Atlantic Ocean 1991 Walter M. Campbell
Jack, Crevalle 47 lbs 0 oz Off Cape Hatteras 1989 Kenneth O. McArthur
Mackerel, King 82 lbs 4 oz Off Ocracoke 1999 James Winch
Mackerel, Spanish* 13 lbs 0 oz Ocracoke Inlet 1987 Robert Cranton
Marlin, Blue 1,142 lbs 0 oz Oregon Inlet 1974 Jack Herrington
Marlin, White 118 lbs 0 oz Oregon Inlet 1976 Ethel B. Cootes
Mullet, Sea (Kingfish) 3 lbs 8 oz Bogue Banks Pier 1971 Ted Drinnon
Perch, White 1 lb. 13 oz. Pembroke Creek 1986 John David Stallings
Pinfish 2 lb. 4 oz. Off Harkers Island 1992 Marlene East
Pompano, African 39 lb. 8 oz. Atlantic Ocean 1992 Larry Bell
Pompano, Florida 7 lbs 13 oz New River Inlet 1981 Arthur Rice
Porgy, Jolthead 11 lb. 8 oz. South Hatteras Inlet 1978 Norman C. Morse
Porgy, Saucereye 13 lbs 2 oz Off cape Lookout 1987 Glenn D. Greer
Sailfish 100 lbs 0 oz Off Ocean Isle 1987 John P. Grooms, Jr.
Shark, Blue 478 lb. 0 oz. Crystal Fishing Pier 1961 Bobby Kentrolis
Shark, Dusky 610 lb. 0 oz. Nags Head Pier 1963 Robert T. Keller
Shark, Hammerhead 710 lb. 0 oz. Nags Head Pier 1960 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 145 lb. 0 oz. Off Cape Lookout 1980 Jack Cagle
Shark, Tiger 1,150 lbs 0 oz Yaupon Beach Pier 1966 Walter Maxwell
Sheepshead 19 lbs 4 oz Off Oregon Inlet 1999 Chris Robbins
Snapper, Red 40 lbs 0 oz Cape Lookout 1970 Ben Grant
Spadefish, Atlantic 8 lb. 2 oz. Pamlico Sound 1978 Eugene B. West
Spearfish, Longbill 98 lb. 0 oz. Off Cape Hatteras 1978 John R. Windsor
Spot 1 lb 13 oz Manns Harbor 1979 Hubert Basnight
Sturgeon, Atlantic 9 lb. 8 oz. Cape Hatteras Surf 1972 Garland Williams
Swordfish 441 lb. 0 oz. Off Wrightsville Beach 1979 J. Horace Murray, Jr.
Tarpon 164 lbs 0 oz Indian Beach Pier 1978 John W. Freeman
Tautog 19 lbs 0 oz Off Oregon Inlet 1992 Louis M. Knoerzer
Triggerfish, Gray 11 lbs 4 oz Off Wrightsville Beach 1990 Billy R. Ayers
Trout, Gray 14 lbs 14 oz Nags Head Surf 1980 Sterling L. Ammons
Trout, Speckled 12 lbs 4 oz Wrightsville Beach 1961 John R. Kenyon
Tuna, Bigeye 300 lbs 0 oz Off Oregon Inlet 1989 Dennis S. Swartz
Tuna, Blackfin 34 lb. 2 oz. 55 miles offshore Southport 2001 Wallace Trayah
Tuna, Bluefin 744 lbs 0 oz Off Oregon Inlet 1995 Thomas Bailey
Tuna, Skipjack 22 lb. 3 oz. Off Wrightsville Beach 1968 J.W. Johnson, Jr.
Tuna, Yellowfin 237 lbs 0 oz Atlantic Ocean 1979 James Mixon, Jr.
Wahoo 150 lbs 0 oz Ocracoke 1994 Kevin M. Elwell



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