Pending World Record Tautog Caught in Maryland Today (2015)
This happened in 2015 in January. Haven’t seen anything this close this year hit the scales.
When Ken Westerfeld from Queens New York, went on his annual taugtog fishing trip in Maryland today I am sure he hoped for a great day of fishing, even dreamed of catching a monster fish, but rarely does one get to experience catching a world record fish on a yearly trip. Making this a fishing trip of a lifetime for Ken and his crew. They left out of Ocean City on the Fish Bound with Captain Kain Bounds and mate Kevin Twilly. Caught on white crabs. The fish was weighed in today at Sunset Marina at 28 pounds 13 ounces, and 35 inches.
They were wreck fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. This beats the current world record by almost 4 pounds, which is held by Anthony Monica out of Ocean City NJ at 25 pounds on January 20, 1988. This tautog will also beat the Maryland state record which is currently 23 pounds on January 11, 2012 by Charles Donohue. We will have more details when we talk with Ken tomorrow about this adventure.