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New Record Gray Tilefish Certified

 

September 16, 2021

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has officially certified, and is pleased to announce, the catch of a new state record saltwater fish.

George Hanakis of Perth Amboy, reeled in the new state record Gray Tilefish on September 1, 2021. The fish weighed in at 23 pounds, 8 ounces, eclipsing the previous state record by 4 ounces and measured 34 in length with a girth of 25. George was bottom fishing from the boat, Jamaica, captained by Howard Bogan, Jr. They were located in Wilmington Canyon when he caught the tilefish with a Shimano Terez rod, a Gamakatsu lure and a Daiwa reel with 100 pound test braided line.

For more information on the Record Fish Program, visit www.njfishandwildlife.com/recfish.htm.


George Hanakis with Record Gray Tilefish
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Last Updated: September 16, 2021