80 pounders are pretty common in the DE bay although most are caught on the DE side rather than Jersey, but they are caught on both sides. In recent years they are becoming more common in the surf and Coastal bays as well. I believe the big one was actually caught up around Egg harbor. There were several large ones caught up around LBI last year.
That drumwas actually weighed in at the new dolphin in seaside park NJ, to check out his web site go to newdolphinbt.com, and by the way i think it was either yesterday's report or the day before two drums were weighed in from the DE bay one was if i remember correctly 88lbs and the other was i believe 60 something pounds these are gigantic fish, did you also hear about the doormat fluke that came out of ibsp 14lbs and 10 oz
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