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RI state record list

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So I was taking a peak at the RI saltwater state records list and I have a few questions.

 

1.) Why is False Albacore not on the state records list? 
 

it is on the “notable catch list” but not a valid state record. However more unusual species like king mackerel and F***ing Tiger shark are valid state records. 
 

The “notable catch” albie is only 12 lbs 5 oz. I’m guessing there have been a few caught that were bigger than that but seeing as RI doesn’t recognize albies as a record, they’re just fish stories.

 

2.) What exactly is the state’s definition of a notable catch anyway?

 

3.) What is the difference between bonito and green bonito?

 

Apparently, a 16 inch, 14 pound green bonito caught in January of ‘91 made the notable catch list while a 13 pound bonito is recognized as the state record.


4.) For a state literally (and I mean “literally” literally) filled by waters holding some of the northeast’s best fishing opportunities, why is the state record program such a mess?

 

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This guy was a hair short of 30", it died by the time I was able to land it.

 

Didnt find out it broke the state record until after my dad ate it.

 

 

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58 mins ago, z-man said:

It’s strange that albies aren’t on the record list. Also isn’t a green bonito the same fish as a regular bonito?

Yes. Green Bonito is another name for Atlantic Bonito. I've often heard captains from MV and Nantucket refer to them as Green Bonito. 

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2 hours ago, mikez2 said:

I don't know what a green bonito is but at 16 inches, that was one fat fish to weigh 14 lbs!

Also, am I reading this correctly? It was caught in "Jan. 91"??

Come on, that has to be another mistake 

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Green bonito (sometimes spelled green bonita) may get that name because most are caught as a by product while tuna fishing in deeper water. That's my guess.

 

This albie weight out at 19 lbs. on the Boga Grip before being released alive.

You don't need a scale or measurement to know it's well over 12 pounds.

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16 hours ago, rst3 said:

Also, am I reading this correctly? It was caught in "Jan. 91"??

Come on, that has to be another mistake 

Well a 16 inch, 14 lb toad of a green bonito caught off Block island in January is certainly a notable catch. So, they got one thing right

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Check out the cobia and Mahi up tight to ri shore in August 95. That must have been a bug push of warm water there. Had small Mahi off Newport but 30lbs is impressive. 

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7 mins ago, The Riddler said:

Check out the cobia and Mahi up tight to ri shore in August 95. That must have been a bug push of warm water there. Had small Mahi off Newport but 30lbs is impressive. 

In my lifetime I’ve seen a grouper caught off Sachuest Point and 70 pound Tarpon off the Goat Island Causeway.  Gulf Stream brings some crazy stuff. 

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On 9/22/2021 at 10:08 PM, z-man said:

It’s strange that albies aren’t on the record list. Also isn’t a green bonito the same fish as a regular bonito?

Yes - green bonito just happens to be what folks in RI and CT call these fish. But they are atlantic bonito

 

As far as record albies - there are fish caught in the high teens every year here in all new england states. But the average size seems to be roughly half that. Heck, I had a day earlier this season (Aug 31) where I was catching smallish 4-5 lb albies and couldn't get one over that

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On ‎9‎/‎28‎/‎2021 at 7:59 PM, DZ said:

In my lifetime I’ve seen a grouper caught off Sachuest Point and 70 pound Tarpon off the Goat Island Causeway.  Gulf Stream brings some crazy stuff. 

In my lifetime I've seen a pole dancer catch a "C" Note in mid air.

Money brings them in.

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