North Carolina State Saltwater Records

FISH

WEIGHT

LOCATION CAUGHT

YEAR

ANGLER

Albacore (false)

32 lbs 0 oz.

Off Morehead City

2015

Michael Voytkowski

Albacore

62 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2001

Brien L. Hamer

Amberjack

126 lb. 7 oz.

Off Swansboro

2008

Michael Krantz

Barracuda

67 lb. 7 oz.

Cape Lookout

1985

Buddy D. Garten

Bass, Black Sea

8 lb. 12 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1979

Joe Mizelle

Bass, Striped

64 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2011

Keith Angel

Bluefish*

31 lb. 12 oz.

Cape Hatteras

1972

James Hussey

Cobia

116 lb. 8 oz.

Oregon Inlet

2006

Billy R. Lucas, Jr.

Creolefish* 2 lb. 1 oz. Off Ocean Isle Beach 2020 Craig Thompson
 

Croaker

5 lb. 0 oz.

Oregon Inlet

1981

Daniel Graber

Dolphin

79 lb. 0 oz.

Cape Hatteras

1993

Sean J. Yurkanin

Drum, Black

100 lb. 1 oz.

Cape Fear River

1998

Charles R. Dycus

Drum, Red*

94 lb. 2 oz.

Hatteras Island

1984

David G. Deuel

Flounder

20 lb. 8 oz.

Carolina Beach

 1980

 Harold Auten

Grouper, Gag

48 lb. 0 oz.

Off Morehead City

2018

Louis Guzman

Grouper, Red

35 lb. 11 oz.

Off Carolina Beach

2017

Robert L. Dean

Grouper, Strawberry

28 lb. 8 oz.

Off Topsail Beach

1972

Jackie Blanchard

Grouper, Warsaw

245 lb. 0 oz.

Wrightsville Beach

1967

Cora Keen

Grouper, Yellowfin

42 lb. 10 oz.

Off Carolina Beach

2009

Michael Hall

Grunt, White

4 lb. 8 oz.

Off Cape Lookout

1969

Vernon Councilman

Hogfish*

21 lb. 6 oz.

Frying Pan Shoals

2005

Derek Williams

Jack, Crevalle

49 lb. 1 oz.

Off Wrightsville Beach

2014

Frank Dalli

Kingfish, Gulf* 3 lb. 13 oz Kure Beach 2020 Vickie Hammonds
 

Kingfish, Northern

3 lb. 8 oz.

Bogue Banks Pier

1971

Ted Drinnon

King Mackerel

82 lb. 4 oz.

Off Ocracoke

1999

James Winch

Spanish Mackerel*

13 lb. 0 oz.

Ocracoke Inlet

1987

Robert Cranton

Marlin, Blue

1,228 lb. 8 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2008

Trey Irvine

Marlin, White

138 lb. 0 oz.

Off Cape Hatteras

2015

Neil Manning

Mullet, Sea

3 lb. 8 oz.

Bogue Banks Pier

1971

Ted Drinnon

Perch, White

1 lb. 13 oz.

Pembroke Creek

1986

John David Stallings

Pigfish/Hogfish*

2 lb. 12 oz.

Atlantic Ocean,
SE of Cape Lookout

2016

Jason Edwards

Pinfish

2 lb. 14 oz.

Off Beaufort Inlet

2006

Hope L. Sanderson

Pompano, African

46 lbs. 0 oz.

Off Atlantic Beach

2014

Toby Grantham

Pompano, Florida

8 lb. 0 oz.

Carolina Beach

2001

John F. Vickers

Porgy, Jolthead

14 lbs. 14 oz.

Off Southport

2015

Randy Brock

Porgy, Saucereye

13 lb. 2 oz.

Off Cape Lookout

1987

Glenn D. Greer

Runner, Rainbow

23 lb. 12 oz. Off Ocracoke 2016 Bruce Vosburgh

Sailfish

100 lb. 0 oz.

Off Ocean Isle

1987

John P. Grooms, Jr.

Scamp

32 lb., 0 oz. Off Atlantic Beach 2016 Teddy Wingfield

Shark, Blue

478 lb. 0 oz.

Crystal Fishing Pier

1961

Bobby Kentrolis

Shark, Dusky

610 lb. 0 oz.

Jennette's Ocean Pier

1962

Robert T. Keller

Shark, Hammerhead

710 lb. 0 oz.

Jennette's Ocean Pier

1961

Robert T. Keller

Shark, Lemon

421 lb. 8 oz.

Kure Beach Pier

1978

Stanley Seawell

Shark, Mako

768 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1983

Russell J. Langford

Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead

234 lb. 0 oz.

South of Cape Point

1990

Timothy P. Harlow

Shark, Thresher

185 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2005

Brandon Bailey

Shark, Tiger

1,150 lb. 0 oz.

Yaupon Beach Pier

1966

Walter Maxwell

Sheepshead

19 lb. 4 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1999

Chris Robbins

Snapper, Cubera

58 lb. 0 oz.

Off Beaufort Inlet

2017

Randy Harmon

Snapper, Gray (Mangrove)

12 lb. 5 oz. Off Ocean Isle Beach 2018 Mark Davis

Snapper, Red

40 lb. 0 oz.

Off Cape Lookout

1970

Ben Grant

Snapper, Yellowtail

9 lb. 4 oz. Off Calabash 2019 Aiden Grant

Snapper, Vermillion

6 lb. 9 oz.

Off Ocean Isle

2009

Todd Helf

Spadefish, Atlantic

11 lb. 3oz.

Off Hatteras Village

2009

Steven C. Chadwick

Spearfish, Longbill

98 lb. 0 oz.

Off Cape Hatteras

1978

John R. Windsor

Spot

1 lb. 13 oz.

Manns Harbor

1979

Hubert Basnight

Swordfish

441 lb. 0 oz.

Off Wrightsville Beach

1979

J. Horace Murray, Jr.

Tarpon

193 lb. 5 oz.

Sea View Pier

2008

Malcolm Condie

Tautog

19 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1992

Louis M. Knoerzer

Tilefish, Blueline

16 lb. 8 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2006

Terry M. Shepherd

Tilefish, Golden

52 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2021

Robert M. Feldhaus

Tilefish, Sand*

4 lb. 5 oz.

Off Oak Island

2004

Frank L. Ballas

Triggerfish, Gray

11 lb. 6 oz.

Morehead City

1992

Annette F. Carrico

Triggerfish, Queen

10 lbs 11 oz.

Off Jacksonville

2012

Benjamin Peterson

Tripletail

27 lb. 7 oz.

Ocean Crest Pier

2009

Thomas M. Cutler

Trout, Gray

14 lb. 14 oz.

Nags Head Surf

1980

Sterling L. Ammons

Trout, Speckled

12 lb. 4 oz.

Wrightsville Beach

1961

John R. Kenyon, Jr.

Tuna, Bigeye

311 lb. 8 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

1992

Clarence N. Cook

Tuna, Blackfin

40 lb. 11 oz.

Off Wrightsville Beach

2011

Michael Accattato

Tuna, Bluefin

877 lb. 0 oz.

Off Oregon Inlet

2017

Scott Chambers

Tuna, Yellowfin

237 lb. 0 oz.

Off Cape Lookout

1979

James Mixon, Jr.

Tuna, Skipjack

32 lb. 5 oz.

Gulf Stream off
of Hatteras

2016

Timothy Ray Street

Wahoo

150 lb. 0 oz.

Ocracoke

1994

Kevin M. Elwell

*World All Tackle Record
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