Maureen Klause

IGFA Multi World Record Holder Angler

Maureen regularly chases line class records, having set twenty-four IGFA world records (16 approved, 8 retired). Our favorite? Her 2001 record bluefin — 55lbs on 12lb tackle. Thirteen of her line class records were set with Captain Ricky Wheeler behind the wheel. If you have an IGFA account, you can check out Mo’s records here: Maureen Klause IGFA Record List.

Maureen was recently awarded the prestigious IGFA Bob Herder Light Tackle Award at their 13th Annual Angling Achievement Award Ceremony. She started fishing at age 5 (first catch: flounder) and began offshore fishing in her 20s. She continues to fish in her home waters off Ocean City, NJ as well as in the Outer Banks, NC and off the coast of southern Florida.

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Avet SX Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel



Sufix Key Lime IGFA Rated Line

Sufix Key Lime IGFA-Rated line with maximum abrasion resistance and consistent tensile strength to meet IGFA standards. Ultimate abrasion resistance for long, tough offshore battles, high knot strength and great shock absorption for sudden bursts that record game fish are known for.


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Sea Striker Billfisher Krok Ball Bearing Swivel

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G. Loomis Pro-Blue Saltwater Series Rod

With cork handles, heavy-duty composite reel seats, Fuji guides and blanks designed with dynamic, fast-actions, these are truly specialized rods. They’re a blend of the traditional flats and bay rods that allow you to wrestle big fish without any distractions or malfunctions. You’ll feel the difference.