Jess Lubert caught the world record false albacore on Nov. 4, 2006, aboard the HOOKED UP, captained by Mark DeBlasio. The crew was fishing in the Washington Canyon off of New Jersey when Lubert reeled in a jaw-dropping 36 pound, 42-inch long albie. His catch toppled the previous world record caught in Algeria by just under a pound.
Vincent Deledda holds the Connecticut state record with a 16-pound and 13-ounce albie. The fish measured 37 inches and was caught at Butterfish Hole in 2011.
Donald Macgillivray caught the Massachusetts state record albie in September of 1990. Macgillivray caught his fish off of Edgartown (Martha’s Vineyard). The monster albie weighed in at 19 pounds and 5 ounces.
John Skinner caught the New York record in October 2009. Skinner was fishing at the Wading River, when he hauled in his 16-pound and 3-ounce albie.
The Rhode Island state record was caught in Sept. 1990 by E. Cole of East Greenwich, Conn. He landed a 12-pound and 5-ounce albie off of Matunuck. The fish measured 28 inches in length.