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Florida Man Breaks Butterfly Peacock Bass Record by a Fraction

The previous record for the non-native fish species stood for nearly 30 years.

Florida Man Breaks Butterfly Peacock Bass Record by a Fraction

Felipe Prieto of Hialeah, Fla., caught this state-record (9.11 pounds) butterfly peacock bass in a Broward County lake. (Photo courtesy of FWC)

It took three-hundredths of a pound to erase an almost 30-year-old fishing record in Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission certified a new record for butterfly peacock bass this week, a 9.11-pounder caught on live bait that beat the previous record of 9.08 pounds caught in 1993.

Felipe Prieto from Hialeah, Fla., caught the record while fishing at a Broward County lake after work. It measured 23 5/16 inches long, the FWC said in a news release.

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