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.
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.