Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean that the fish have been scared off.
A New Jersey man set a new record after catching a salmon in a landlocked lake. While the fish was actually caught in September, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife recently confirmed the record.
Joe Satkowski caught the fish on September 30, according to a news release. The Hampton resident had been fishing at Merrill Creek Reservoir using a homemade jig as his lure.
The angler reeled in an eight-pound, 10-ounce salmon that measured 26 inches long and had a girth of 16.25 inches. It beat out the previous record by five ounces.
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According to the NJ DFW, the Merrill Creek Reservoir is regularly stocked with catfish by the department’s hatchery in Hackettstown.
This is just the latest fishing record to be broken this year.