Gulfport angler sets world line-class record with massive tripletail

When it comes to setting a saltwater fishing record, luck is often the key ingredient. When it comes to hooking and landing a tripletail, or blackfish, a heavy dosage of luck is involved for a fish that easily blends in with the back drop of the Gulf of Mexico.

Greg Parker of Gulfport recently set an International Gamefish Association world record for 12-pound test line with a 30.45-pound tripletail.