No, only weighed it on the boga (over 11 lbs)and then I let it go and realized I hadn't measured it. I didn't even think about it being one of the biggest snappers caught for KW. I was fishing with 3 others from another team (Tarponweiser) and asked them what they thought the length had been so I could enter a length when I submitted it, they said 30". So I went with that... I got an email saying KW was going to lower the length to 25" since my photo does not show a length, that way first place can still be held by whoever has it. I don't have a problem with that at all. It's my fault for not getting a length... afterthat I was just extactic to get him in the yak!
Well Linda it is a great fish! Gotta keep that measure board handy since you are going to be breaking all my records this summer while Im in Miami! It is a rule that needs to be enforced as alot of the KW records are just guesstimates. I think it is a requirement to have a picture verifying the length to be a new record. The only exception is Tarpon Billfish and Sharks. Can you imagine if you had a 30" trout verified on a board and someone put up 31 that was never actually measured. I think if the records are going to have any validity in the future they are doing the right thing. Congrats on a great fish again.