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    Steven Carmen caught this 13.1 lb, 50 inch eel on the beach which was weighed in here at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center. He is currently doing paperwork to have classified by the IGFA as a world record. the current All Tackle Record as listed in the 2007 book is 9lb 4 ounces.

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    And what size Striper would you catch with that eel?

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    Nice one

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    what kind of eel was it?
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    Dave put up some pics of that big Andaconda

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    Wow......


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    There are a lot of congers caught around structure this time of year and they get very big. That's a big American eel if it actually is one though.

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    This eel has no teeth and while I actually didn't see it , Ray my main man here did and he has seen thousands of eels including lots of congers while wreck fishing.

    Steve will be contacting state biologists today. Ray also didn't take as many pictures as I would have, but there are a couple more closer pictures on the web site.




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    conger / silver all the way......

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    That long dorsal is throwing me. Would like to hear what the bioligists say

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    Lookks like a cobia

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    From the picture, the lower part of the jaw seems to be longer than the top jaw which is characteristic of an American eel. The top part of the jaw on the conger eel over laps the bottom part of the jaw. However, the dorsal fin seems to be a lot closer to the head which could be conger. need to see better angle.

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    Talking Nice eel!

    Am I seeing the fishing line on the wall correctly, yellow and red power pro? Might have to get me some of that if it is.

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    Congrats Steven!

    He looks a little tired. Hope he gets good news from the NJ state biologists.

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    its hard to tell from the picture, i would think if it was an american eel if would still be alive, the conger eels die pretty quick when they are out of water, it looks very grey, usually american eels are darker unless its been dead for a long time
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