Recent Pending Record Fish From the IGFA

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**Masakazu Taniwaki
Sanbu-Gun, China
Asian Yellowtail
All-Tackle World-Record
** Weight: 109 lb. 2 oz. The Lowdown: This fish caught off Okinawa, Japan, may best the current all-tackle record by over 50 pounds. Taniwaki beat the yellowtail in 12 minutes. Lure Used: Pencil Bait
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**Nicole Lund
Springfield, Queensland
King Threadfin
Female Junior Record
** Weight: 19 lb. 4 oz. The Lowdown: Young Nicole had this king threadfin landed in eight minutes. She hooked it in Australia’s Brisbane River. Bait Used: Live Gar
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Katherine Randup
Tauranga, New Zealand
Pacific Bluefin Tuna
130-pound Line-Class Record
Weight: 619 lb. 7 oz. The Lowdown: It took Randaup 33 minutes to best this beast of a tuna while fishing over New Zealand’s Hokitika Trench. Bait Used: Hoki
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**James B. Wise M.D
Oklahoma City, OK
Sorubim
80-Pound Line-Class Record
** Weight: 97 lb. 1 oz. The Lowdown: Wise pulled this heavy specimen from Argentina’s Rio Parana, and after a few photographs and documentation, released it to swim another day. Lure Used: Cucu Trolling Lure
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**Maureen Klause
Ocean City, NJ
Striped Bass
2-Pound Line-Class Record
** Weight: 23 lb. 8 oz. The Lowdown: It took 45 minutes of careful finesse for Klause to land this striper on such light line in Delaware Bay. Bait Used: Bunker Chunk
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Donna Narcizo
Newport Beach, Calif.
California Corbina
20-Pound Line-Class Record

The Lowdown: With the record currently vacant, Narcizo hopes to step in.
Bait Used: Innkeeper Worm
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Andriano Garhantini
Rosegg Austria
Grayling

Weight: 4 lb. 12 oz
The Lowdown: Garhantini caught this fish in the Steinfield River.
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******Jorge Massulo de Aguiar** Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil Speckled Peacock 16-pound Tippet Record Weight: 25 lb. 2 oz. The Lowdown: Massulo de Aguiar wrestled with this fish for 12 minutes before finally landing it.
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Jeff Storm Harkavy
Coral Springs, Fla.
Pacific Barracuda
6-Pound Tippet Record
Weight:
7 lb.**
The Lowdown:** Harkavy landed the fish after eight minutes while fishing Golflito, Costa Rica.**
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Richard C. Keatley
Norfolk, Va.
Striped Bass

20-Pound Tippet Record
Weight:
51 lb. 5 oz.**
The Lowdown:** Keatley, while fishing Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, fought with this fish for 30 minutes before he landed it.**
Fly Used:** Clouser Minnow Fly
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Dotty Ballantyne
Bozeman, Mont.
Jack Crevalle

2-Pound Tippet Record
Weight:
3 lb. 1 oz.
The Lowdown: After almost an hour Ballantyne brought in this fish, breaking her own record.
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Stan Nabonzy
The Woodlands, Texas
Comizo Hybrid Barbel
All-Tackle Record

Weight: 15 lb. 5 oz.
The Lowdown: After documenting and photographing the catch, Nabonzy let the fish swim along.
Bait Used: Corn and Halibut Pellets
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Rhyss Whittred
Landsdale, Wash.
Samsonfish
16-Pound Line-Class Record

Weight: 65 lb. 9 oz.
The Lowdown: Whittred used a jig to attract this fish — after half an hour, it was in the boat.
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Ashley Stout
Reno, Nev.
Cutthroat Trout
Female Smallfry Record

Weight: 9 lb. 0 oz.
The Lowdown: Stout reeled in this prize in a about five minutes while fishing Pyramid Lake, Nevada.
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Reinhold Schwarzwaelder
Biblis, Germany
Leerfish
50-Pound Class-Line Record

Weight: 48 lb. 8 oz.
The Lowdown: Schwarzwaelder caught this fine specimen while fishing in Spain’s Delta de Ebro.
Bait Used: Mullet
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Emiko Ihara
Chiba, Japan
Japanese Parrotperch
50-Pound Class-Line Record
Weight:
7 lb. 14 oz.**
The Lowdown:** After documenting her catch, Ihara released the fish.
Bait Used: Sea Urchin
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Jennifer Mugrauer
Jesup, Ga.
Black Drum
30-Pound Class-Line Record

Weight: 48 lb. 8 oz.
The Lowdown: Mugrauer landed this massive fish off the coast of Georgia.
Bait Used: Squid