14-pound, 1.8 ounce Atlantic spadefish caught by Stacey Nickleson,
19, of North Augusta, South Carolina is the new state record. Nickleson caught
the record fish on July 2 while bottom fishing with a jelly ball
strip out of Station Creek, Beaufort on the Betsy Ross Reef with a
14-pound test line. She fought the fish for 30 minutes aboard the
boat "Marked Man," captained by Monty Bates of Aiken.
The captain on the new record, Monty Bates, held the previous
South Carolina Atlantic spadefish record. His record, set in June