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State Record Cunner Caught


June 10, 2019

John Zema of Laurence Harbor, reeled in the new state record Cunner on May 26, 2019. The fish weighed in at 3 pounds, 8.8 ounces, eclipsing the previous state record by 6.4 ounces. The fish measured 18.5" in length and had a girth of 13". John was fishing off the boat Voyager, captained by Denis Katliarov. John was casting in the Atlantic Ocean when the fish hit. John was using a conventional rod and reel with 50 pound braided line. A clam served as the bait.

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