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Florida State Records

Florida Conventional Tackle Records

Amberjack, Seriola dumerili
142 lbs., Islamorada, 02-03-79, W.A. Colbert,Jr.

Barjack, Caranx ruber
4 lbs. 2 oz., Key West 10-13-84, Herbert Ed Williams,Jr.

Barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda
67 lbs., Islamorada, 01-29-49, Harold K. Goodstone

Bass, Black Sea, Centropristis striata
5lbs. 1 oz., Panama City, 07-21-56, Mrs. R. H. Martin

Bass, Striped (saltwater), Morone saxatilis
33 lbs. 2 oz., Tallahassee, 02-05-89, Jonni S. Gill

Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix
22lbs. 2 oz., Jensen Beach, 03-19-73, Liz Yates

Blue Runner, Caranx crysos
7 lbs. Ft. Lauderdale, 11-22-90, Julianne Krebs

Bonefish, Albs.ula vulpes
15 lbs. 6 oz., Islamorada, 12-01-77, Peter Costanzo

Bonita, Atlantic, Sarda sarda
Vacant

Catfish, Gafftopsail, Bagre marinus
8 lbs. 12 oz., Stuart, 03-30-91, Jack Leadbeater

Catfish, Hardhead, Arius felis
3 lbs. 5 oz., Sebastian, 04-18-93, Amanda A. Steed

Cobia, Rachycentron canadum
114 lbs. 8 oz., Pensacola, 04-10-94, John P. Whibbs

Croaker, Micropogonias undulatus
3 lbs. 12 oz., Pensacola, 09-29-92, Tina Marie Jeffers

Dolphin, Coryphaena hippurus
77 lbs. 12 oz., Ft. Pierce, 04-27-85, Bill Foster

Drum, Black, Pogonias cromis
93 lbs. Fernandina Beach, 03-28-57, Mrs. Stella Moore

Drum, Red, Sciaenops ocellatus
51 lbs. 8 oz., Sebastian Inlet, 08-29-83, Terry L. Parsons

Flounder, Bothidae or Pleuronectidae
20 lbs. 9 oz., Nassau County, 12-23-83, Larenza W. Mungin

Grouper, Gag, Mycteroperca microlepis
71 lbs. 3 oz., Destin, 07-12-91, Jim E. Gunter

Grouper, Nassau, Epinephelus striatus
3 lbs. 4 oz., Key Largo, 11-16-84, Brian Edward Calhoun

Grouper, Red, Epinephelus morio
39 lbs. 8 oz., Port Canaveral, 06-11-91, David Lee Fox

Grouper, Warsaw, Epinephelus nigritus
436 lbs. 12 oz., Destin, 12-22-85, Steve Haeusler

Grouper, Yellowfin, Mycteroperca venenosa
34 lbs. 6 oz., Key Largo, 12-07-88, Roy Hogrebe

Hind, Speckled, Epinephelus drummondhayi
42 lbs. 6 oz., Destin, 10-18-87, Charles D. Houghton

Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus
19 lbs. 8 oz., Daytona, 04-28-62, Robert E. Batson

Jack, Crevalle, Caranx hippos
57 lbs. Jupiter, 05-18-93, Gerald John Washburn

Jack, Horse-eye, Caranx latus
24 lbs. 8 oz., Miami, 12-20-82, Tito Schnau

Jewfish, Epinephelus itajara
680 lbs. Fernandina Beach, 05-20-61, Lynn Joyner

Ladyfish, Elops saurus
4 lbs. 10 oz., Jupiter, 03-27-92, Joshua L. Becker

Mackerel, Cero, Scomberomorus regalis
15 lbs. 8 oz., Key West, 11-03-84, Jerrold J. Weinstock, MD

Mackerel, King, Scomberomorus cavalla
90 lbs. Key West, 02-16-76, Norton I. Thomton

Mackerel, Spanish, Scomberomorus maculatus
12 lbs. Ft. Pierce, 11-17-84, John F. Colligan

Margate, Black, Anisotremus surinamensis
12 lbs. 12 oz., Ft. Pierce, 05-28-94, Carol Napierala

Margate, White, Haemulon albsum
11 lbs. 4 oz., Tavernier, 02-16-85, Preston E. Doerschner

Marlin, Blue, Makaira nigricans
980 lbs. 8 oz., Destin, 06-14-85, Warren Culbertson

Marlin, White, Tetrapturus albs.idus
161 lbs. Miami Beach, 03-20-38, L. F. Hooper

Permit, Trachinotur falcatus
51 lbs. 8 oz., Lake Worth, 04-28-78, William M. Kenney

Pompano, African, Alectis ciliaris
50 lbs. 8 oz., Daytona Beach, 04-21-90, Tom Sargent

Pompano, Florida, Trachinotus carolinus
8 lbs. 1 oz., Flagler Beach, 03-19-84, Chester E. Dietrick

Runner, Rainbow, Elagatis dipinnulata
17 lbs. Key West, 04-11-87, Ann Doan

Sailfish, Atlantic, Istiophorus platypterus
116 lbs. Miami Beach, 05-07-89, Beppe Filipetti

Sawfish, Pristis spp.
545 lbs. Naples, 04-02-58, G. R. Maxwell

Scamp, Mycteroperca phenax
25 lbs. 4 oz., Port Canaveral, 11-24-91, Capt. Walt Morgan

Seatrout, Spotted, Cynoscion nebulosus
17 lbs. 7 oz., Ft. Pierce, 05-11-95, Craig F. Carson

Shark, Blacktip, Carcharhinus limbatus
152 lbs. Sebastian, 10-29-87, Darlene Rees

Shark, Bull, Carcharhinus leucas
517 lbs. Panama City Beach, 10-81, Gregory K. Burnett

Shark, Dusky, Carcharhinus obscurus
764 lbs. Longboat Key, 05-28-82, Warren Girle

Shark, Hammerhead, Sphyrna spp.
991 lbs. Sarasota, 05-30-82, Allen Ogle

Shark, Lemon, Negaprion brevirostris
397 lbs. Dunedin, 04-29-77, Richard M. Guccione

Shark, Mako, Isurus spp.
911 lbs. 12 oz., Palm Beach, 04-09-62, Audrey Cohen

Shark, Spinner, Carcharhinus brevipinna
190 lbs. Flagler Beach, 04-03-86, Mrs. Gladys Prior

Shark, Thresher, Alopias spp.
544 lbs. 8 oz., Destin, 09-15-84, James Weil

Shark, Tiger, Galeocerdo cuvier
1,065 lbs. Pensacola, 06-20-81, Richard Baggs

Shark, White, Carcharodon carcharias
686 lbs. Key West, 04-30-88, Richard P. DeAngelis

Sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus
15 lbs. 2 oz., Homosassa, 01-29-81, Eugene Lechler 

Snapper, Cubera, Lutjanus cyanopterus
116 lbs. Clearwater, 07-26-79, Billy Graham

Snapper, Gray, Lutjanus griseus
17 lbs. Port Canaveral, 06-14-92, Steve Maddox

Snapper, Lane, Lutjanus synagris
6 lbs. 6 oz., Pensacola, 04-18-91, Ken Jones

Snapper, Mutton, Lutjanus analis
27 lbs. 6 oz., Maderia Beach, 09-16-89, Roger B. McCrady

Snapper, Red, Lutjanus campechanus
46 lbs. 8 oz., Destin, 10-01-85, Lane Nichols III

Snapper, Yellowtail, Ocyurus chryurus chrysurus
8 lbs. 8 oz., Ft. Myers, 07-24-92, Suzanne Axel

Snook, Common, Centropomus undecimalis
44 lbs. 3 oz., Ft. Myers, 04-25-84, Robert De Cosmo

Spearfish, Longnose, Tetrapturus pfluegeri
61 lbs. 8 oz., Islamorada, 04-29-81, Ted Damiano

Spot, Leiostomus xanthurus
Vacant

Swordfish, Xiphias gladius
612 lbs. 12 oz., Key Largo, 05-07-78, Stephen Stanford

Tarpon, Megalops atlanticus
243 lbs. Key West, 02-17-75, Gus Bell

Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis
32 lbs. Apalachicola Bay, 07-02-88, Karen Michelle Kembro

Tuna, Bigeye, Thunnus Obesus
167 lbs. Miami Beach, 01-18-57, Jerry Mills

Tuna, Blackfin, Thunnus atlanticus
38 lbs. Islamorada, 05-22-73, Elizabeth Jean Wade

Tuna, Bluefin, Thunnus thynnus
Vacant

Tuna, Skipjack, Euthynnus pelamis
31 lbs. 8 oz., Miami Beach, 01-08-49, R. Lindquist

Tuna, Yellowfin, Thunnus albsacares
230 lbs. Key West, 12-30-93, Robert D. Jones

Tunny, Little, Euthynnus alletteratus
27 lbs. Key Largo, 04-20-76, William E. Allison

Wahoo, Acanthocybium solanderi
139 lbs. Marathon, 05-18-60, George Von Hoffman

Weakfish, Cynoscion regalis
10 lbs. Port Canaveral, 12-30-87, George R. Mizell, Jr.