Two and a half miles off the Sea Isle City coast three fisherman caught a 57 inch Barracuda!

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NBC40 reports Justin McCaffrey also known as Capt. Zig is the owner and operator of First Fish Adventures in Sea Isle City. On Wednesday night, Capt. Zig and two fishing buddies say they caught the large fish, which officially weighed in at 37 pounds.

“The feeling was outstanding once we got the barracuda on the boat,” said Capt. Zig.

Officials with the NJ DEP say it’s rare to see Barracuda’s in this type of area, and that it mostly got caught in the Gulf Stream.Barracudas favor more subtropical oceans, but can be found anywhere from Massachusetts to Brazil, officials said.

According to the NJ DEP, their last official Barracuda record was set back in 1991, weighing in at 27 pounds.