Bill Sargent Outdoors - TODAY - Tuesday, July 20, 1971: Old Water Trick Brings Record Bonito - Skip Mackey's bucket-of-water trick has worked again.
Skip Mackey's bucket-of-water trick has worked again as he landed a world-record 17-pound, 13-ounce  bonito. Mackey already holds two International Spin Fish Association records for a 17-pound 6-ounce bluefish on six-pound test and a 25-pound barracuda on six.  On Sunday Mackey landed a 51-pound tarpon which  beats his own FSFA record of 17-pounds on a flyrod