Kenneth Westerfeld potentially smashed the 17 year-old All-Tackle world record for tautog (blackfish) when he landed a 13.07 kg (28 lb 13 oz) beast while fishing off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, USA.

Westerfeld needed around 10 minutes to subdue the tautog (Tautoga onitis) after it ate the Jonah crab he was fishing on the bottom.

If approved, Westerfeld’s fish would be the heaviest tog ever recorded by the IGFA. The current record stands at 11.33 kg (25 lb).

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