New State-Record Mahi Mahi Caught Off Washington Coast

New State-Record Mahi Mahi Caught Off Washington Coast
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Sometimes the biggest fish come from unexpected places. Such was the case when Washington angler Wade La Fontaine caught a record-breaking mahi mahi off the coast of southwest Washington on Aug. 23. The 48-inch-long fish weighed 21 pounds on the nose, which easily broke the standing state record of 16.27 pounds. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife certified La Fontaine’s new record Wednesday.

La Fontaine caught the record mahi while on a charter trip with Far Corners Adventures Sportfishing. With Capt. Keith Johnson at the helm of the Tunacious, the group left Westport on Friday morning and ran about 42 miles offshore. They were trolling with artificial squid baits in the hopes of hooking a tuna, salmon, or lingcod. Neither Johnson nor LaFontaine expected to reel in a mahi mahi, and when they gaffed the brilliantly colored fish at the side of the boat, they were blown away.

“[Keith and I] both lost our voices screaming after it…

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