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Record Redtail

Thus, IGFA recorded the catch at a mere 58 pounds, which was the certified BogaGrip's share of the weight-load. Remarkably, the big cat was still line-class record material even after the 46 pounds were whacked off. Naturally that doesn't square with actual catch, length/girth or photo, but we can understand and appreciate the logic.

In any case, this leaves plenty of room for or anyone else looking to better this record right there at Kabalebo, or in Brazil, where a 108-pound pirarara was caught in October. We strongly recommend any record-hunters bring a large capacity, IGFA certified scale, with a sling, so that any further large pirarara catches there can be given their full credit.

“I'm a little disappointed but I learned a lot,” said Swanson. “More importantly, I fought and landed a terrific fish -- an experience I'll never forget. I honestly believe that 9 out of 10 times, I'd lose that fish on such light tackle. If I go after redtails again, rest assured I'll have more spool capacity on the reel than that little Curado 200 had!
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