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First deep-sea fishing trip nets record king mackerel for Scottville boy

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First deep-sea fishing trip nets record king mackerel for Scottville boy

While king mackerel fishing in Alabama over spring break Wednesday, Andrew Quinn, 8, of Scottville, thought he latched onto something with a little more bite to it.

“When I had it on, I thought it was a shark,” Quinn said.

Quinn, fishing with Fish Trap Charters in Alabama with his grandfather, father and three brothers, was just about out of energy from his half-hour fight, then the fish came next to the boat.

It was a 68-pound, 3 ounce king mackerel, a fish that was longer than Quinn is tall.

As soon as he caught sight of it, his energy returned, but so did the strength of the fish.

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