Fisherman breaks nearly 30-year-old record in Florida

Fisherman breaks nearly 30-year-old record in Florida
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Big fish keep getting caught.

A new state fishing record has been certified in Florida. The previous record had been set all the way back in 1993 and had stood up until now.

Felipe Prieto caught a butterfly peacock bass in a Broward County Lake. According to a press release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the fish weighed 9.11 pounds and measured 23 5/16 inches long.

The previous state record of 9.08 pounds had been set in 1993.

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“A new state record,” the Florida FWC wrote on Facebook. “Angler Felipe Prieto reeled in this beauty of a butterfly peacock bass weighing 9.11 pounds and measuring 23 and 5/16 inches long! This new catch supersedes the previous state record of 9.08 pounds which has stood since 1993.”

Felipe Prieto caught a butterfly peacock bass in a Broward County Lake.
(Florida FWC)

FWC Commission chairman Rodney Barreto said, “The butterfly peacock bass is colorful, a…

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