The Steelgard A Rarity For Any Seasoned Angler
We have all seen the legendary Steelgard catch depicted in cartoons and movies. Some anglers have nightmares about Steelgards also known as the “skunk royale”, and usually followed by a boot or toilet seat. Scott Wahl was drum fishing in Hatteras when he spied something in the surf. We caught up with him and asked him about this rare catch.
After landing this elusive trophy, Scott carefully removed the hook and measured the specimen. Since these are also an invasive species Scott did his due diligence and took it to the nearest weigh station. He was hoping for a citation, but was told the state of North Carolina does not have a citation for Steelgard. He did get an official weigh in and then was told there was a recycling center just up the street. Instead that trophy is hanging as the center piece in his man cave. After all a specimen like this has not been seen since the seventies. Scott tells us he will be adding some new species to his life list. He wants the boot, but the toilet seat is a highly sought prize among all collectors. Confidence is high, he already has the Steelgard, and so far this is a Goodyear.