Last week Susan Nelson of Whiteford, Maryland landed what may be Virginia’s next state-record wahoo. She was fishing off Wachapreague while trolling a ballyhoo on a mono leader. The fish weighed in at a hefty 122 lbs.,1 oz. and measured 80.25 inches.
Nelson and Captain Keith Neal got the fish aboard after hitting it with the gaff twice, according to the Salt Water Sportsman. Neal then realized the fish had a good chance of beating the current record, which was caught in 1994 and weighed 109 pounds.