Don't remember if I asked this before. A couple years ago I saw a report of a kingfish that supposedly weighed 100 lbs taken off Ft. Lauderdale. If true, that would make it a world record. But IGFA still shows the all-tackle record as 93 lbs from Puerto Rico. Looking at the photo of this fish, and comparing it to my biggest king that weighed 73 1/4 lbs (IGFA certified scale), I don't see that the one on the left is really almost 30 lbs heavier. Maybe I'm missing something here. BTW, my fish was close to the 77 lb world record for 20-lb test. Close, but no cigar. Still a fish of a lifetime that I will never forget. Below is a photo comparison of the supposed 100 lb PE king with my 73.25 king next to it trying to get the people to scale as best I could. My king measured 5'5", with a girth of almost 30". Below that is a photo of what a 100 lb king would look like. It's a 101 lb Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel from the Pacific. I honestly don't see how the PE king can weigh 100 lbs, and I'm usually pretty good with weights. But.....who knows. Thoughts?
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The closest I ever came to a world record was caught about seven or eight years before the IGFA added African Pompano to the record books.. It weighed exactly 35lbs and was taken on the Lake Worth pier in 1976... I know its exact weight since I sold it to a fish market (a common practice back then...). After the IGFA added africans... it was a few years before anyone beat that 35lb fish... True story...
on 20 lb line class.
on live pilchard.