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Whopper landed

By Staff | Jan 14, 2015

Rol Campbell (left) and island author/captain Charles Sobczak. PHOTO PROVIDED

A 60-pound amberjack was caught by Rol Campbell, president of the Sanibel Island Fishing Club, while fishing aboard Nine Lives, a powercat helmed by Sanibel author Charles Sobczak. Rol caught the fish on a live pinfish offshore over an artificial reef in 90 feet of water. Rol Campbell is 70+ in age and this was the largest dinner fare fish he has ever landed. After cleaning the fish, the two 11-pound fillets will be dinner for approximately 44 people. The fish was 52 inches and the fight lasted around 25 minutes.