16-Pound Bonefish Caught in Keys

Other than 2 fish caught more than 30 years ago in South Africa, no one has caught a bonefish as large as Bob Schroeder did last week while fishing out of Islamorada with guide Paul DiMaura. Schroeder put down his fly rod and grabbed a shrimp as the wind began gusting over 20 miles per hour. The IGFA is testing the 10-pound PowerPro line he used on his spinning rod to determine if the catch qualifies as a world record. ”It’s additional evidence that you have a spawning situation in the spring, March and April,’ said Sandy Moret, owner of the Florida Keys Outfitters fishing shop in Islamorada. ‘I’ve heard of a couple 14-pound fish being caught in the last couple weeks in addition to this one,’ he said.” Ben Ianotta in the Keys News. (Thanks to reader David Dalu for this link.)

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