Fisherman reels in massive, record-breaking fish off New Jersey
The Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed a fisherman from Philadelphia reeled in a record-breaking fish off the coast of Cape May.
Len Andalis caught the fish last Friday around 4 p.m. about 4 miles off Cape May.
Andalis says it took him about an hour and a half to reel in the 90.6-pound cobia fish, which officially broke the New Jersey state record.
He says he never expected to catch a cobia, and was just fishing for flounder.
"Cobia are southern fish,” says Andalis. “These last few years, down off the coast of New Jersey, we've been seeing a lot of them. I tell ya what, this is the first cobia I caught in my life."
He had the fish weighed in at the South Jersey Marina.