The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified a new state record Red Hind (Epinephelus guttatus).
Harrison Bachmann of Wrightsville Beach caught the 9-pound, 12.1-ounce fish offshore of Wrightsville Beach on June 30.
The previous state record Red Hind weighed 7 pounds, 11.2 ounces, and was caught near Frying Pan Tower in 2022.
Bachmann’s fish measured 25 inches total length
Download photos of Bachmann and his fish at https://deq.nc.gov/new-state-record-red-hind.