The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife recently certified the catch of a new state record black sea bass.
Steve Singler of Philadelphia, PA, caught the new record fish on December 12, 2015. The monster sea bass weighed in at 9 pounds, 0 ounces, measured 27.5" in length and had a girth of 18.5".
Steve was bottom fishing in 180-200 feet of water off the boat Voyager, captained by Jeff Gutman when the fish hit.
For more information on the New Jersey Record Fish Program, visit www.njfishandwildlife.com.
source: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife