94.6-pound Cobia Caught by 65-pound Emma Zajdel The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that Emma Zajdel, 9, of Ocean City, has set a new state fishing record with a 94.6-pound cobia. The fish weighed in at 90 pounds, 6 ounces, eclipsing the 20-years-old previous state record by 3 pounds, 6 ounces. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Extra tickets will not be available at the door. Naval Station in Trinidad, West Indies while serving as a Navy officer there from 1961-1963 — but only at night under the lights. John Wunner of John’s Bait & Tackle, North Kingstown, said the cobia will be a state record once it is certified. Although considered a coastal migratory pelagic species, cobia inhabit both coastal and continental shelf waters. The new record cobia measured 56 inches long with a 29-inch girth. North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Records. The fish weighed in at 90 pounds, 6 ounces, eclipsing the 20-years-old previous state record by 3 pounds, 6 ounces. State Record Cobia Landed A 109-pound cobia caught on June 10th by Joseph F. Berberich II of Hayes has been certified as a new Virginia state record by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. | citizen State Record Smooth Dogfish Caught - 11/13/20. Fishing Tips and Facts: Live crabs and small fish are good baits for cobia. The third largest cobia - on record - to be weighed during a competitive fishing event in Mississippi hit the scales last week in Pascagoula. A fisherman who reeled in a 79-pound cobia on Monday off … For the sake of … The fish was 56½ inches long and had a girth of 28¼ inches. Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, are found worldwide in temperature and tropical waters, with the exception of the eastern and central Pacific. Joe Cunningham was spearfishing with wife Kelly and sons Brynn, 8, and Keira, 6, on board their boat Relentless on Sunday 3 miles off Sea Isle City, where they live. Gulf State Waters (north of Monroe/Collier county line) Minimum Size Limit: 33" fork length Daily Bag Limit: 1 per day or 2 per vessel, whichever is less The weigh-in stations will be Fishermen’s Den in Belmar, Capt. August 22, 2019 VGFTP Not only did he set the state benchmark, he also won the 11th annual Hampton Creek Cobia Tournament. state records for selected categories. The Division has announced that Joe Cunningham of Cape May Courthouse made his way onto the state spearfishing record fish list recently by landing a new state record Cobia on August 11. Len Andalis of Philadelphia reeled in the new state record Cobia on August 9, 2019. Ironically, the state spearfishing record for cobia was also broken on Sunday with a 74.5-pounder speared three miles off Sea Isle City. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) maintains state records for the heaviest marine fishes caught in Florida state waters or in federal waters extending directly outward of Florida state waters in conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories. Cobia, aka ling in Texas, is recognized by its chocolate brown color, darker above, and the young often have a black lateral band from the snout to the base of the tail. Berberich caught his fish in the Chesapeake Bay at York Spit on his private boat, Sea Berb. For more information on the Record Fish Program, visit www.njfishandwildlife.com/recfish.htm. Currently there are 59 species of marine fish eligible for entry in the Record Fish Program. Hi Al, Box 402 Entry fee per boat (up to 4 anglers) is $150. ( Log Out /  Len … 620 South Meridian Street Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum. "So that means it's still out there," she says, "waiting to be caught again and beat its own record!" 03/10/2007 State Record Blueline Tilefish Records for the largest fish caught by hook and line are maintained by the Commission's Saltwater Tournament Office. I caught many of those odd fish while fishing the piers of the U.S. A white bucktail with Sluggo served as the lure. statewide: njhome An angler in Delaware has officially set a new state record after reeling in a colossal cobia earlier this week. Kingfish were abundant Monday afternoon when Nick Honachefsky of Saltwater Underground fished the Lavallette surf to release over 20 up to a relatively large 13 inches. CALL FOR JERSEY COAST ANGLERS ASSOCIATION NEW FORMAT FLUKE TOURNAMENT 8/16-8/18 – YOU MUST BE ENTERED BY 11:59 PM ON THURSDAY 8/15. The beast of a cobia weighed a mind-blowing 141-pounds and took almost an hour to land off the Hallaniyat Islands, Oman. Tallahassee, Florida 32399 Dania Beach, Florida 33004 John … Gianna Murphy of Lake Como weighed a 6-pound, 5 ounce fluke she caught off the Trade Winds on a strip of salmon belly. A state record cobia was caught Friday around McCrie Shoal by Len Andalis. The big fish was spotted about a mile-and-a-half off Bethany Beach and ate a menhaden that John had snagged then cast to the cobia. The fish weighed in at 90 pounds, 6 ounces, eclipsing the 20-years-old previous state record by 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Joe was free diving off Sea Isle City when he got the fish. In May, 2007, the program was revised to include Retired Categories of fish no longer included in the program, as well as Retired Historical Records. Mailbox MF-OAE 300 Gulf Stream Way. The Florida cobia record is 103 pounds 12 ounces, but the world record, held by Australia since 1985, is 135 pounds 9 ounces (a 6.5-foot fish). Aug. 14 (UPI) --A Philadelphia man fishing in New Jersey landed a cobia fish that weighed in at 90.6 pounds -- three pounds more than the state record.Len Andalis said … You may sign up online until 11:59 PM on 8/15. It was added last year and the required minimum qualifying weight to establish Delaware’s first state record for a Cobia is 45 pounds. Paul Haertel of the JCAA submitted the following notice: LAST CALL FOR JERSEY COAST ANGLERS ASSOCIATION NEW FORMAT FLUKE TOURNAMENT 8/16-8/18 – YOU MUST BE ENTERED BY 11:59 PM ON THURSDAY 8/15. A state record cobia was caught Friday around McCrie Shoal by Len Andalis. Barbequed chicken, pulled pork, sausage & peppers, baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, macaroni salad, soda and water will be served and you can BYOB as well. The fish measured 66" in length and had a girth of 30". We are going to try an exciting new format and see how much interest it generates. The protection of the outer banks, numerous estuaries and sounds, and the nutrient rich waters of the Gulf Stream all come together in just the right way to make North Carolina a true fisherman's paradise. They are an important market fish in many tropical countries, being caught in great depths at night where swordfish feed on them. State Record Cobia Caught : August 22, 2019 Photo. Source/DNREC John Burbage, of Ocean View, sets Delaware state record with 79-pound cobia. Speaking about summer surprises in N.J., there was another cutlassfish caught. Department of Environmental Protection The State of Delaware has a new state-record cobia. Bills Landing Marina in Manasquan, Creekside Outfitters in Waretown and Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom. The photo below was supposed to be of the cutlassfish, but Word Press has been inserting different photos than selected on a few occasions lately. This tournament is being run on short notice so there will only be four weigh-in stations this year, located in central part of our state. The fight went on for 1 1/2 hours. A to Z | departments We realize that not everyone can fish two or three days, so to be fair to everyone, each boat will be limited to fishing only one day. Sadly, it won’t qualify as the IGFA World Record Cobia because it wasn’t weighed on an official scale, but that doesn’t change the fact that Elie Tackchi is the man! Here is Emma’s story: We hope to take the best features of both of our tournaments and combine them into one really good tournament next year. It’s a terrific source of information and I always enjoy reading it. Consider this: the Virginia state record cobia was a 109-pound beast landed by Joe Berberich in 2006 at the York Spit Light. Joe Cunningham of Cape May Court House was free diving off Sea Isle City when he speared a 74 pounds, 5 ounce new state record cobia — 14 pounds, 5 ounces over the previous record. I’ll try the cutlassfish tomorrow. The current Mississippi state record cobia caught on conventional fishing tackle is 106 pounds, 13 ounces, and the current fly fishing tackle state record is 41 pounds, 13.6 ounces. A state record cobia was caught Friday around McCrie Shoal by Len Andalis. The Jersey Coast Anglers Association’s is second fluke tournament this summer on August 16th, 17th and 18th. A white bucktail with Sluggo served as the lure. by topic | programs/units ( Log Out /  The fish weighed 74 pounds, 5 ounces and was 14 pounds, 5 ounces pounds more than the previous record. The party brought the cobia to a certified scale at Sunset Marina the very next day, and a DNR biologist was on site to confirm the state record. Captain Len Andalis with the New Jersey state record 90.6-pound cobia he caught while fluking off Cape May last August. North Carolina has always had some of the most fertile waters in the world. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission International Game Fish Association. Len Andalis of Philadelphia reeled in the new state record Cobia on August 9, 2019. The new record cobia measured 56 inches long with a 29-inch girth. As a result, fishing pressure in South Carolina is mostly concentrated in Beaufort County. The cobia was weighed at Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, and at  90.6 pounds was clearly larger than the listed record of 87 pounds. As best I can piece together the article which appeared in the Atlantic City Press, the angler was fishing for fluke on his Franchesca Rose and cast a 6-ounce Spro jig to the fish which was probably spotted. 03/10/2007 State Record Blueline Tilefish Records for the largest fish caught by hook and line are maintained by the Commission's Saltwater Tournament Office. It took the jig as soon as it hit the water and ran uff 100 yards. Each year they print a summary of the records as of December 31 of that year in their annual brochure. | search, Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2019 | contact Len was using a Conley rod and a Shimano 8000 reel with 17-pound line. The International Underwater Spearfishing Association lists as the men’s world record a 145.9-pound cobia subdued by Valente Baena off Mexico in 2011. Kingfish plus small blues and stripers are in the surf, and inlet anglers are catching snappers while getting some shots at Spanish mackerel. State Record Cobia Landed A 109-pound cobia caught on June 10th by Joseph F. Berberich II of Hayes has been certified as a new Virginia state record by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. We will have a 50/50 and live entertainment will be provided by Ken and the Escorts! Keep bait near the surface or, if cobia are deeper, add just enough weight to get the bait down and still retain its movement. P.O. Len was fishing off his boat, the Francesca Rose, on the McCries Shoal when the fish hit while he was casting. State Record: 130 lb 1 oz, caught near Destin. The Division has announced that Joe Cunningham of Cape May Courthouse made his way onto the state spearfishing record fish list recently by landing a new state record Cobia on August 11. A 90.6-pound Cobia was … If you spend enough time fishing [the Gulf], you will inevitably come across a dark, thick-bodied brute that, at first glance, may look like a shark. The fight went on for 1 1/2 hours. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Based on a minimum of 250 boats, 1st place will be $5000, 2nd place $2500, 3rd place $1500 and there will be gift certificates from our sponsors for 4th and 5th place. August 22, 2019. Joe was free diving off Sea Isle City when he got the fish. The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the New Jersey saltwater record fish program. Bob Matthews, at Fisherman’s Den in Belmar Marina, says ocean fluking has improved. Man recounts spearing fish that crushed state record by 14 pounds. Until recently Delaware did not have a cobia state record category. He e-miled me a request to identify it, and even before seeing the photo I knew what it was as several have been caught lately. Andalis said it took about a half hour to land the fish, which was officially weighed at 90.6 pounds, beating the 20-year-old New Jersey state record … Species Weight Length Date WaterBody Angler Bait/Lure; Amberjack, Greater 133.00 I didn’t raise a thing on a popper, and know of only one bass caught under good conditions. The weather looks good and the fluking is finally picking up. For more information on the Record Fish Program, visit www.njfishandwildlife.com/recfish.htm, division of fish & wildlife: home YOU MAY DO SO ONLINE UNTIL THAT TIME OR YOU MAY CALL 973-943-8201 TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR FAX YOUR APPLICATION WITH CREDIT CARD INFO TO 732-506-6975. Cobia occur seasonally (spring – fall) in the northern Gulf of Mexico, however recent research indicates that some members of the population over-winter in the region. For anglers targeting cobia in Virginia this summer, Musick notes that the record-breaking tagged fish was released. Medium to heavy tackle … As best I can piece together the article which appeared in the Atlantic City Press, the angler was fishing for fluke on his Franchesca Rose and cast a 6-ounce Spro jig to the fish which was probably spotted. It took the jig as soon as it hit the water and ran uff 100 yards. North of St. Helena Sound, cobia inhabit primarily offshore waters. We will also have $50 and $100 three fluke Calcuttas, $50 and $100 single fluke Calcuttas and even a $50 single seabass Calcutta. dep | index | services States will select regs to reduce striper mortality. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632 | dep Cobia are known to live up to 10 years and reach a length of 6 feet and weight more than 100 pounds. The awards ceremony and Country Style Barbeque will be held at the Brick Athletic League Building from 5-9 PM on August 18th. Each year they print a summary of the records as of December 31 of that year in their annual brochure. This will take some of the luck factor out of the tournament and we are also limiting the number of anglers to 4 per boat to keep it a level playing field. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for posting your daily blog. Of the cobia tagged in Virginia, 86% are recaptured in state waters. State Record Cobia Caught : August 22, 2019 Photo. The fish measured 66" in length and had a girth of 30". Aug. 14 (UPI) — A Philadelphia man fishing in New Jersey landed a cobia fish that weighed in at 90.6 pounds — three pounds more than the state record. The fish measured 66" in length and had a girth of 30". Len was fishing off his boat, the Francesca Rose, on the McCries Shoal when the fish hit while he was casting. YOU MAY DO SO ONLINE UNTIL THAT TIME OR YOU MAY CALL 973-943-8201 TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR FAX YOUR APPLICATION WITH CREDIT CARD INFO TO 732-506-6975. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632 | links home | about Therefore, this tournament will run for three days with hope that we will have good weather on at least one day. online The fish weighed in at 90 pounds, 6 ounces, eclipsing the 20-years-old previous state record by 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Len Andalis said he was fishing for flounder off Cape May and had no intention of reeling in a cobia when the massive fish bit on his line. I switched to Fisherman’s Choice squid strips soaked in shedder crab oil to release two short fluke up to 16 inches. Photo Len Andalis of Philadelphia reeled in the new state record Cobia on August 9, 2019. Alvin Trotter was fluking off Belmar, not far from the inlet, when he hooked the long, flattish silvery fish with a mouth full of sharp teeh. If you spend enough time fishing [the Gulf], you will inevitably come across a dark, thick-bodied brute that, at first glance, may look like a shark. department: njdep Trenton, NJ 08625-0402 As previously noted. | government The fish measured 66" in length and had a girth of 30". However, each entrant will be able to choose the day they fish. There are plenty of fluke in Shark River, but keepers are hard to come by. Len was using a Conley rod and a Shimano 8000 reel with 17-pound line. | business DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 79-pound, 6.4-ounce Cobia, caught in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 10 by John Burbage of Ocean View. The fish weighed 74 pounds, 5 ounces and was 14 pounds, 5 ounces pounds more than the previous record. Len Andalis said he was fishing for flounder off Cape May and had no intention of reeling in a cobia when the massive fish bit on his line. The Florida cobia record is 103 pounds 12 ounces, but the world record, held by Australia since 1985, is 135 pounds 9 ounces (a 6.5-foot fish). Spanish mackerel were jumping, but wouldn’t hit. Worst of all, I couldn’t match that shot at Manasquan this morning. Now is the time to start filling your freezer and perhaps win some cash! For complete details and to print and application or to register online go to www.jcaa.org ,visit our Facebook page or call Paul at 973-943-8201. Last Updated: Additionally, there will be a $1000 prize for the largest fluke in caught in the tournament. Joe Cunningham of Cape May Court House was free diving off Sea Isle City when he speared a 74 pounds, 5 ounce new state record cobia — 14 pounds, 5 ounces over the previous record. John Burbage set the record when he checked in a 79-pound, 6-ounce cobia at Hook ’em and Cook ’em last month. Jack Burbage with one of the cobia they hooked up over the weekend. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. “North Carolina is home to both the state and world record cobia that was caught on June 11, 2006, off the Outer Banks that weighed 116.5 pounds. “North Carolina is home to both the state and world record cobia that was caught on June 11, 2006, off the Outer Banks that weighed 116.5 pounds. f&w The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) maintains state records for the heaviest marine fishes caught in Florida state waters or in federal waters extending directly outward of Florida state waters in conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories. Change ). by alristori.In Uncategorized.2 Comments on State record cobia in South Jersey. Cobia are rapid growers that attain a size well over 100 pounds, and they are highly sought in local and adjacent Gulf waters for sport and as a premiere food fish. John Burbage, of Ocean View, reportedly reeled in his record-breaking catch while fishing about a mile and a half off the coast on Monday, during the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Services announced. For seven years in a row, we have had bad weather or a bad weather forecast on the day of our tournament. Some probably overwinter in deeper water offshore of the state. Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia man fishing in New Jersey landed a cobia fish that weighed in at 90.6 pounds -- three pounds more than the state record. As best I can piece together the article which appeared in the Atlantic City Press, the angler was fishing for fluke on his Franchesca Rose and cast a 6-ounce Spro jig to the fish which was probably spotted. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The entry fee includes two admissions to the Awards Ceremony/BBQ but additional tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 each. The dorsal fin has either or nine free spike-like spines in front of the long soft fin. However, if this new format works, we will add more weigh-in stations to the north and south next year. Kevin: Appreciate that, especially on a night when the wrong photo gets inserted! Below are the current New Jersey record saltwater fish. In … The other major change is that the 1st through 5th place prizes will be based on the total weight of each entrant’s three largest fluke. Berberich caught his fish in the Chesapeake Bay at York Spit on his private boat, Sea Berb. Updated Sep 12, 2019; Posted Sep 12, 2019 Joe Cunningham with the 74-pound cobia … Cobia are known to live up to 10 years and reach a length of 6 feet and weight more than 100 pounds. Len Andalis of Philadelphia reeled in the new state record Cobia on August 9, 2019. ( Log Out /  At night under the lights of Ocean View, sets Delaware state record cobia measured 56 inches long a! 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