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July 14, 2014

ALABAMA: caught an huge 84 lb cubera snapper

Friends Brett Rutledge and David Simms were trolling with live fish for mackerel in 170 feet of water about 40 miles off of Dauphin Island, Alabama when something big hit one of the lines. 

Brett immediately grabbed the Shimano  reel spooled with only 30 lb line and commenced to fighting whatever was on the other end.

Less than 30 minutes of fight and he realize that was an huge cubera snapper.

Certified scales declared the 4 foot long cubera snapper weighed 84.9 pounds - 38.45 kilo; a new Alabama state record.
The past record for cubera snapper is held by Grand Bay's Michael Crawley. In 1988 he landed a 52-pound beast. If certified, Rutledge's fish will sink that record by more than 32 pounds.

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