Todd and his son, of Egg Harbor Township, went over to the Atlantic City Seawall Fishing Complex, rigged a big minnow, cast it out about 40 feet off the bank and rocks there, and waited. They didn’t have to wait long. A 17-pound, 3-foot summer flounder, or fluke as they’re popularly known, slammed the bait.
The fish set the The Press Fishing Contest Other Than Boat record, besting the previous catch of 16 pounds, 8 ounces set in 1973. It was only two pounds off the state record and five off the IGFA all-tackle world record for fluke. –Brian McClintock
(Via On the Water)