IGFA June Hot Catches
Light tackle fly angler Dotty Ballantyne continues her pursuit of saltwater game fish records on fly. Fishing out of Key West, Fla., with Capt. Robert Trosset on May 11, 2012, Ballantyne landed a 19-pound, 9-ounce great barracuda after it ate her baitfish pattern fly and put up a six-minute fight. Ballantyne’s fish qualifies for the potential women’s 8-pound tippet class record, as the current record stands at 14-8.