The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record jack crevalle, also known as crevalle jack.
Frank Dalli of Wake Forest caught the 49-pound, 1.6-ounce fish April 2 at the Gulf Stream ledge, 65 miles off Wrightsville Beach. It measured 43 inches fork length and had a 30-inch girth.
Dalli’s catch tops the former state record of 47 pounds, caught in 1989 off Cape Hatteras. The world record jack crevalle weighed 66 pounds, 2 ounces, and was caught in 2010 in Angola.
Dalli was fishing on a boat captained by Michael Jackson of Live Line Charters, Wilmington.
source: North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources