August 27, 2016
WORLD RECORD: caught an enormous rockfish in Alaska
Angler David Utoft caught this massive 18.6 kg (41 lb 1 oz) shortraker rockfish (Sebastes borealis) on July 31 that could become the new All-Tackle world record.
Utoft was fishing with Capt. Joe Calandra out of Tanaku Lodge, located in Elfin Cove, Alaska, USA, and needed 15 minutes to land the fish after it ate the squid he was using for bait.
The current IGFA All-Tackle record is 18.46 kg (40 lb 11 oz).