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