200-year-old rockfish could be the oldest and biggest ever caught

July 4, 2013 5:35 pm 0 comments Views: 383

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Check out this incredible rockfish that Henry Liebman pulled from 900 feet below the surface near Sitka, Alaska. At 39.08 pounds, experts believe the 42-inch shortraker is the largest ever caught, plus it’s estimated to be about 200 years old. That means it could have been swimming free back when Russia still owned Alaska. While Liebman looks mighty proud and plans to have the awesome creature mounted, critics are fuming that he didn’t snap a few amazing selfies and throw the majestic animal back to enjoy its old age in peace. That is a good call for some sport fishing, but this rockfish would not have survived. [Source]

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