Angler Breaks Kingfish Record with In-Laws Onboard

Angler Breaks Kingfish Record with In-Laws Onboard
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On July 20, Pennsylvania angler Jeff McCoy went shark fishing with his wife and in-laws off the Delaware coast. He ended up catching a giant king mackerel, also known as a kingfish, that crushed a 31-year-old state record. The kingfish weighed 52 pounds, 11.2 ounces, and measured 56 inches long with a 24-inch girth.   

McCoy, who owns a home in Millsboro, keeps his 25-foot boat, The Reel McCoy, at the Indian River Marina, near where the Indian River spills into the Atlantic Ocean. Launching the boat that morning, he brought along his wife Jen, along with her father Dennis Boas, mother Linda Boas, and brother Jeff Boas.

“My father-in-law wanted something big to catch that day, so I decided we’d target sharks,” McCoy tells Outdoor Life. “We got a late start and had trouble catching bait. So, we bought some frozen Boston mackerel baits at Hook ‘em & Cook ‘em Bait & Tackle, near where I keep my center console boat. Then we headed…

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