QUITE A CATCH! Angler reels in big fish near Figure 8 Island - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

QUITE A CATCH! Angler reels in big fish near Figure 8 Island

Nicholson couldn't get an exact weight, but measured it at 52 inches. (Source: Matt Nicholson) Nicholson couldn't get an exact weight, but measured it at 52 inches. (Source: Matt Nicholson)
Matt Nicholson reeled this beauty last week. (Source: Matt Nicholson) Matt Nicholson reeled this beauty last week. (Source: Matt Nicholson)
Nicholson found the fish swimming underneath a floating dock at Figure 8 Island (Source: Matt Nicholson) Nicholson found the fish swimming underneath a floating dock at Figure 8 Island (Source: Matt Nicholson)
FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND (WECT) -

A man from our region caught quite a catch this past weekend. 

Matt Nicholson was fishing off a floating dock on Figure Eight Island last Friday, when he noticed the black drum swimming underneath.  He floated a rubber fiddler crab out in the water and caught a bite. It took a half hour on a 20-pound test line, but he reeled it in.

Matt took some pictures of the 52-inch long catch, but didn't have a scale that would count more than a hundred pounds, so he didn't get an exact weight. He successfully released it back into the water. 

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