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Woman reels in monster 33-pound fish off Georgia coast

CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. — A woman reeled in a monster, 33-pound fish off the Georgia coast, breaking a more than 40-year-old record.

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Lauren E. Harden, of St. Mary’s, caught a 33-pound, 10.72-ounce crevalle jack on May 24 off Cumberland Island.

The former women’s state saltwater fish record for a crevalle jack was set in 1981.

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Lauren’s record-breaking feat will be celebrated with a certificate signed by Governor Brian Kemp, DNR Commissioner Walter Rabon, and CRD Director Doug Haymans,” officials with the Georgia Division of Natural Resources said.

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The Crevalle jack is native to tropical and temperate waters off of the Atlantic Ocean.

They can grow up to 70 pounds and four feet long.

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