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Florida Saltwater Fishing Records

All the saltwater fishing records listed are current up to 10/2005 and any records caught after this date will not be reflected in the results on the page. For details on any record fish caught after this date please refer to the Florida State Fish and Wildlife website.

Latest Salt Water Fishing Records for Florida

Amberjack, Seriola dumerili
142 lbs., Islamorada, 2-3-79, W.A. Colbert,Jr.

Barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda
67 lbs., Islamorada, 1-29-49, Harold K. Goodstone

Bass, Black Sea, Centropristis striata
5lbs. 1 oz., Panama City, 7-21-56, Mrs. R. H. Martin

Bass, Striped, (caught in saltwater), Morone saxatilis
33 lbs. 2 oz., Tallahassee, 2-5-89, Jonni S. Gill

Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix
22lbs. 2 oz., Jensen Beach, 3-19-73, Liz Yates

Bonefish, Albula vulpes
15 lbs. 12 oz., Key Biscayne, 2-27-77, Ken Pittman

Bonita, Atlantic, Sarda sarda
Vacant

Catfish, Gafftopsail, Bagre marinus
8 lbs. 14 oz., Titusville, 9-21-96, Larry C. Jones

Catfish, Hardhead, Arius felis
3 lbs. 5 oz., Sebastian, 4-18-93, Amanda A. Steed

Cobia, Rachycentron canadum
130 lbs. 1 oz., Destin, 3-21-97, Peter McCollester

Croaker, Micropogonias undulatus
3 lbs. 12 oz., Pensacola, 9-29-92, Tina Marie Jeffers

Dolphin, Coryphaena hippurus
77 lbs. 12 oz., Ft. Pierce, 4-27-85, Bill Foster

Drum, Black, Pogonias cromis
96 lbs. Fernandina Beach, 4-12-01, James E. Cartwright

Drum, Red, Sciaenops ocellatus "Redfish"
52 lbs. 5 oz., Cocoa, 2-24-96, George E. Hogan, Jr.

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

Grouper, Black, Mycteroperca bonaci
113 lbs. 6 oz., Dry tortugas, 1-27-90, Doanld W. Bone

Grouper, Gag, Mycteroperca microlepis
71 lbs. 3 oz., Destin, 7-12-91, Jim E. Gunter

Grouper, Goliath, Epinephelus itajara "Jewfish"
680 lbs. Fernandina Beach, 5-20-61, Lynn Joyner

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

Grouper, Red, Epinephelus morio
42 lbs. 4 oz., St. Augustine Inlet, 3-9-97, Del Wiseman

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

Grouper, Yellowfin, Mycteroperca venenosa
34 lbs. 6 oz., Key Largo, 12-7-88, Roy Hogrebe

Grunts, Margates, Sailors Choice, White Margate,Haemulon Spp.
15 lbs. 8 oz., Key West, 5-6-01, Carman Nichols

Hind, Speckled, Epinephelus drummondhayi
52 lbs. 8 oz., Destin, 10-21-94, Russell George Perry

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

Jack, Bar, Caranx ruber
7 lbs. 12 oz., Miami, 12-18-99, Martin Arostegui

Jack, Crevalle, Caranx hippos
57 lbs. Jupiter, 5-18-93, Gerald John Washburn

Jack, Horse-eye, Caranx latus
25 lbs. 12 oz., Palm Beach, 10-31-97, David Leavitt

Ladyfish, Elops saurus
6 lbs., Jupiter, 12-20-97, Michael Baz

Mackerel, Cero, Scomberomorus regalis
17 lbs. 2 oz., Islamorada, 4-5-86, G. Michael Mills

Mackerel, King, Scomberomorus cavalla "Kingfish"
90 lbs. Key West, 2-16-76, 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, 5-28-94, Carol Napierala

Marlin, Blue, Makaira nigricans
1046 lbs., Panama City, 7-14-01, Conrad E. Hawkins

Marlin, White, Tetrapturus albs.idus
161 lbs. Miami Beach, 3-20-38, L. F. Hooper

Permit, Trachinotur falcatus
56 lbs. 2 oz., Ft. Lauderdale, 6-30-97, Thomas Sebestyen

Pompano, African, Alectis ciliaris
50 lbs. 8 oz., Daytona Beach, 4-21-90, Tom Sargent

Pompano, Florida, Trachinotus carolinus
8 lbs. 4 oz., Port St. Joe,10-16-99, Barry Huston

Runner, Blue, Caranx crysos
8 lbs. 5 oz., Pensacola, 6-16-95, Kevin Siverly

Runner, Rainbow, Elagatis dipinnulata
17 lbs. Key West, 4-11-87, Ann Doan

Sailfish, Atlantic, Istiophorus platypterus
116 lbs. 10 oz., Miami Beach, 5-7-89, Beppe Filipetti

Sawfish, Pristis spp.
545 lbs. Naples, 4-2-58, 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, 5-11-95, 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, 5-28-82, Warren Girle

Shark, Hammerhead, Sphyrna spp.
991 lbs. Sarasota, 5-30-82, Allen Ogle

Shark, Lemon, Negaprion brevirostris
397 lbs. Dunedin, 4-29-77, Richard M. Guccione

Shark, Mako, Isurus spp.
911 lbs. 12 oz., Palm Beach, 4-09-62, Audrey Cohen

Shark, Spinner, Carcharhinus brevipinna
190 lbs. Flagler Beach, 4-03-86, Mrs. Gladys Prior

Shark, Thresher, Alopias spp.
544 lbs. 8 oz., Destin, 9-15-84, James Weil

Shark, Tiger, Galeocerdo cuvier
1,065 lbs. Pensacola, 6-20-81, Richard Baggs

Shark, White, Carcharodon carcharias
686 lbs. Key West, 4-30-88, Richard P. DeAngelis

Sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus
15 lbs. 2 oz., Homosassa, 1-29-81, Eugene Lechler

Snapper, Cubera, Lutjanus cyanopterus
116 lbs. Clearwater, 7-26-79, Billy Graham

Snapper, Gray, Lutjanus griseus "Mangrove Snapper"
17 lbs. Port Canaveral, 6-14-92, Steve Maddox

Snapper, Lane, Lutjanus synagris
6 lbs. 6 oz., Pensacola, 4-18-91, Ken Jones

Snapper, Mutton, Lutjanus analis
30 lbs. 4 oz., Dry Tortugas, 11-29-98, Richard Casey

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

Snapper, Yellowtail, Ocyurus chryurus chrysurus
8 lbs. 9 oz., Ft. Myers, 9-13-96, Capt. William M. Howard

Snook, Common, Centropomus undecimalis
44 lbs. 3 oz., Ft. Myers, 4-25-84, Robert De Cosmo

Spearfish, Longbill, Tetrapturus pfluegeri
61 lbs. 8 oz., Islamorada, 4-29-81, Ted Damiano

Spot, Leiostomus xanthurus
Vacant

Swordfish, Xiphias gladius
612 lbs. 12 oz., Key Largo, 5-7-78, Stephen Stanford

Tarpon, Megalops atlanticus
243 lbs. Key West, 2-17-75, Gus Bell

Triggerfish, Gray, Balistes capriscus
12 lbs. 7 oz.,
Pensacola, 7-15-01, Kenneth Morris

Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis
32 lbs. Apalachicola Bay, 7-2-88, Karen Michelle Kembro

Tuna, Bigeye, Thunnus Obesus
167 lbs. Miami Beach, 1-18-57, Jerry Mills

Tuna, Blackfin, Thunnus atlanticus
45 lbs., 8 oz., Key West, 5-4-96, Sam J. Burnett

Tuna, Bluefin, Thunnus thynnus
Vacant

Tuna, Skipjack, Euthynnus pelamis
33 lbs. 8 oz., Islamorada, 7-21-98, Frank Digiovanni

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

Tunny, Little, Euthynnus alletteratus
27 lbs. Key Largo, 4-20-76, William E. Allison

Wahoo, Acanthocybium solanderi
139 lbs. Marathon, 5-18-60, George Von Hoffman

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






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