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South Carolina State Record Queen Triggerfish

February, 2006

State Record Bluefin TunaMarc Heiden, 41, of Florence, SC caught a 9-pound, 5.12-ounce Queen Triggerfish to claim the new state record on January 12. Heiden was bottom-fishing off the coast of Murrells Inlet with a double-bottom rig, using a cigar minnow and 30-pound test line. The skilled angler was also captaining his boat “Bite Marc”, and took only 3 minutes to land the record fish.

Heiden’s catch dismantles the previous SC state record for Queen Triggerfish, which was held by Joseph Schroer, of Pawley’s Island. On January 1, 2004, Schroer caught a 7-pound, 13.3-ounce Queen Triggerfish off of Georgetown.

The Marine Resources Division of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Charleston maintains state records for 67 species of saltwater fish. Saltwater fish weighing less than 50 pounds must break the existing record by 4 ounces; fish 50 to 100 pounds must break the old record by 8 ounces; and fish more than 100 pounds must exceed the previous record by 16 ounces. State record fish must be caught by sporting methods in accordance with state and federal laws





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