Angler Catches 74-Pound Rockfish in Virginia

Could be state record

Monday, Jan 23, 2012  |  Updated 10:06 AM EDT
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Angler Catches 74-Pound Rockfish in Virginia

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A rockfish caught in Chesapeake Bay. A Prince William County resident may have set the state record when he caught a much bigger one on Friday.

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A Prince William County angler has caught a 74-pound rockfish that could break a state record.
 
The Virginian-Pilot reports that 56-year-old x-ray technician Cary Wolfe caught the fish Friday off Cape Henry after a 15-minute struggle. It was weighed at Long Bay Pointe Marina.

  The Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament must certify Wolfe's catch to officially mark the state rockfish record, which currently is a 73-pounder Fred Barnes of Chesapeake caught four years ago.

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