Monday, June 10, 2019

NJ State Record Cunner Caught on May 26th.

I caught my first cunners while fishing with a friend from the rocks of Manasquan Inlet, about 1972. My father took us there. He didn't fish, but it was nice of him. Cunners are also known as bergals.

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John Zema of Laurence Harbor reeled in the new state record Cunner on May 26. The fish weighed in at 3 pounds, 8.8 ounces eclipsing the previous state record by 6.4 ounces. It measured 18.5” in length and had a girth of 13”.

John was using a conventional rod and reel with 50 pound braided line off the boat Voyager, captained by Denis Katliarov. A clam served as the bait.