August 11, 2011
The World's Biggest Fishing Lure
By Chad Love
Ever have one of those "we're gonna need a bigger boat" moments? Well then, here's the lure to go with it...
From this story in the Destin (FL) Log:
It’s official: The world’s largest fishing lure is hanging up at the Village of Baytowne Wharf marina. Mark and Mary Ellen Davis, owners of the S.S. Spitfire Mercantile bait and tackle shop at the Baytowne marina, and a team of family and friends designed and built the massive lure over a 10-month period. Dubbed the Flatliner, it measures in at 10 feet, 10 inches tall and a whopping 355.2 pounds. Sandestin hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the lure Wednesday morning.
“(People) have flocked in for pictures,” said Mary Ellen Davis. “It’s been incredible. I really thought it was going to be kids, and it’s been grown men hanging on it, literally hugging it, taking pictures. “It’s just very exciting,” she added. “It’s something we can look up to, something to show our kids.” Amanda Mochan, an adjudicator for Guinness World Records, came in from New York to certify the lure as the world’s largest, which is a new category for Guinness.