The record catch for a bluegill weighed 4 pounds 12 ounces. T.S. Hudson made the record-setting catch on April 9, 1950, at Ketona Lake near Tarrant, Alabama. The bluegill had a girth of 18 1/4 inches, and was 15 inches in length.Continue Reading
Other bluegill catches have topped the 4 pound-range since Hudson's catch in 1950. For example, Danny Case caught a 4-pound 5-ounce bluegill at an unknown lake in North Carolina in 1967, and Phil Conyers caught a 4-pound 3-ounce bluegill at a strip mine lake in Kentucky in 1980.
According to Hudson's son, R.V. Lashley, the record-setting bream was caught from a non-moving boat using a No. 6 hook baited with two earthworms using 10-pound test line attached to a cane pole. A sinker was used to keep the bait about a foot from the bottom of the lake.
A bluegill, sometimes known as bream, brim or copper nose, is a school fish that is part of the sunfish family. They are common to many inland bodies of water in the United States. These fish often feature a copper discoloration on the front below the gills, and a dark spot at the base of the dorsal fin. Bluegill are oval-shaped, similar to a flounder, and survive best in slow-moving rivers and streams as well as shallow ponds and lakes.Learn more about Water Sports & Activities
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 >
The largest lobster on record was an American lobster (homarus americanus) caught off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada on Feb., 11, 1977. The lobster weighed in at 20.14 kilograms, measured approximately 1 meter in length and was estimated to be 100 years old.Full Answer >
A standard scuba tank weighs between 28 and 34.4 pounds. The weight depends on the size of the tank and whether it is made of steel or aluminum. Steel scuba tanks weigh less than aluminum because the material is thinner.Full Answer >
A surfboard weighs about 3 kilograms or 6 to 7 pounds. This is for a surfboard 6 feet in length. However, the weight of the surfboard depends on the size, the level of experience of the surfer and the material of the surfboard.Full Answer >