Q:

How heavy was the largest flounder ever recorded?

A:

Quick Answer

The heaviest flounder ever caught was 22 pounds, 7 ounces, landed in Montauk, N.Y., on Sept 15, 1975, by Charles Nappi. The species was a summer flounder, Platichthys flesus. This type of flounder ranges from South Carolina to Maine in the western Atlantic.

Continue Reading
How heavy was the largest flounder ever recorded?
Credit: yulkapopkova E+ Getty Images

Full Answer

In August 2014, a fisher in New Jersey caught a flounder weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces. Nine-year-old Ethan Wagner caught a state record 10.16-pound flounder in Galveston, Texas, in 2009.

The International Game Fish Association keeps official records of the largest fish ever caught, including 15 different species of flounder. Hundreds of game fish species are recorded in the IGFA's database.

Learn more about Fish

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What was the recorded weight of the biggest baby ever born?

    A:

    According to Guinness World Records, the heaviest baby born to a healthy mother weighed 22 pounds, 8 ounces, as of 2015. Another baby that held the world record was between 22 pounds and 23 pounds, 12 ounces, depending on the source, but that baby died after 11 hours.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the largest fish in the ocean?

    A:

    The whale shark is the largest fish in the oceans. The largest whale shark measured 40 feet in length, and scientists believe they can get even larger. A typical whale shark weighs close to 20 tons and has a length between 18 to 32 feet.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the world record for redfish?

    A:

    As of 2015, the International Game Fish Association's world all-tackle records state that the heaviest redfish, or red drum, ever caught weighed 42.69 kilograms, or 94 pounds and 2 ounces. David Deuel caught the fish in 1984 near the coastal town of Avon, North Carolina.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much did the largest hailstone weigh?

    A:

    The largest hailstone ever recorded weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces; it measured 8 inches in diameter and 18.62 inches in circumference. It fell during a severe thunderstorm over the small town of Vivian, South Dakota, in 2010.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore