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January 26, 2010

World-Record-Size Pacu Found Dead In Florida

By Dave Hurteau

Florida’s recent record cold snap claimed countless numbers of fish last week, and among the belly-up corpses bobbing near beaches and boat docks was a 38-inch, 52-pound, world-record-size pacu. The current IGFA all-tackle record is 44 pounds.

From TCPalm.com:

Saturday morning, Chauncelor Howell and Mike Iania went to River Park on Prima Vista Boulevard with the hopes of catching a couple of fish. What they never expected was to find one of the largest specimens ever seen of a fish native to South America’s Amazon River.

“It was low tide and I looked down and saw something strange lying near the north end of the pier,” he said. “So I put on my gloves, jumped down and picked it up onto the pier.”
Iania and son Matthew, 11, saw the large fish and were amazed by its size and uniqueness.

 

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from seneca_slabs wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

It really makes you think how many other record size fish that dies and no one finds. Cool story.

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from JD wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Record cold snap, gotta love gobal warming huh? Thanks algore.

Truly sad that Florida suffered through this recent cold spell, lost game fish, lost crops etc. Very unfortunate! I hope the damages were minimal in this great state.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Anything that burns down one of these intrusive pests can't be all bad. With any luck the Fl cold snap killed a few thousand pythons too.

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from RJ Arena wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

So far the pythons survived just fine, but it did take a toll on the iguanas!

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I wonder if IGFA will allow the fish to be entered into the record books as a found fish much like deer sheds can be entered?

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Yes, Florida needs a few more cold snaps to kill down all the "aquarium" fish that have been dumped in the canals.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I wonder what the cold snap did to the other species like python population and other unwanted critters?

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

THANK GOD THAT CRITTER WAS A VEGETARIAN!

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from ejunk wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

those things never stop being creepy.

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from Brutus3542 wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

wild story

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from seneca_slabs wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

It really makes you think how many other record size fish that dies and no one finds. Cool story.

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from JD wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Record cold snap, gotta love gobal warming huh? Thanks algore.

Truly sad that Florida suffered through this recent cold spell, lost game fish, lost crops etc. Very unfortunate! I hope the damages were minimal in this great state.

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from RJ Arena wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

So far the pythons survived just fine, but it did take a toll on the iguanas!

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from Mike Diehl wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Anything that burns down one of these intrusive pests can't be all bad. With any luck the Fl cold snap killed a few thousand pythons too.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I wonder if IGFA will allow the fish to be entered into the record books as a found fish much like deer sheds can be entered?

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Yes, Florida needs a few more cold snaps to kill down all the "aquarium" fish that have been dumped in the canals.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I wonder what the cold snap did to the other species like python population and other unwanted critters?

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

THANK GOD THAT CRITTER WAS A VEGETARIAN!

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from ejunk wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

those things never stop being creepy.

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from Brutus3542 wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

wild story

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