Gerrardstown, West Virginia angler Tony Corbin sure wasn’t expecting to break any records when he set out on a first time mission targeting an unpressured private bass pond. But Corbin tossed out a swimbait and ended up landing a new state record rainbow trout that weighed in at 17.31 pounds and taped out at 30.5 inches, beating the previous record by nearly two pounds. He bested the big bow on 10-pound line, showing some professional angling skills.
A 1005.9-pounder grander marlin was landed during the 2013 Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament.
Saltwater anglers near Montauk won’t have to worry too much about having their fishing opportunities hampered as they weathered the brunt of Hurricane Sandy with flooding, but minimal devastation.
I could make this a column about Sandy’s unforgiving destruction and disrepair in New Jersey, but there’s a better angle - You can’t keep Jersey down.
My life is changed forever. On Sunday, October 28, I had poured Captain Morgan rum and apple cider in a mug and walked up to the beach as stinging northeast 40-knot winds kicked up spitting ocean spray into my face. Locals truly love big storms, and Hurricane Sandy was predicted to hit us in Normandy Beach New Jersey square on the nose in 36 hours.