I'm happy to announce that I witnessed a new pending IGFA All-Tackle World Record Blueline Tilefish this evening at Long Bay Pointe Bait and Tackle (official IGFA weigh station). The fish was caught by Doug Deese of Hampton, Virginia today aboard the Jil Carrie. The official weight is 18 pounds, 10 ounces...over a pound heavier than the existing record!
The fish has also been viewed for certification by Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament official, Charles Randolph, for consideration as a new state record!! :clap:
Congrats to Doug, Captain Jim Brincefield, and crew!