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Record Breaking Mahi Caught By DE Fisherman

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INDIAN RIVER, Del. - One lucky fisherman caught a big one over the weekend, breaking a state record.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says on July 6th, Rehoboth Beach resident, William "Butch" Emmert, caught a 56.9-pound dolphinfish. This catch has been confirmed as a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament.

The dolphinfish, commonly called mahi-mahi, was caught while Emmert was trolling a ballyhoo lure, fishing in 60 fathoms at the tip of the Baltimore Canyon on the Elizabeth Jane with Captain Jason King.

The catch is recognized as a Delaware record since the fish was caught from a boat out of and returning to a Delaware port.

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