California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Sport Angling Records (Hook-and-Line)

This list of records was updated on September 9, 2013.

Species Common Name Species Scientific Name Weight Location County Date Angler
Barracuda, CaliforniaSphyraena argentea15 lb 15 ozSan OnofreSan DiegoAugust 24, 1957C. O. Taylor
Bass, Barred SandParalabrax nebulifer13 lb 3 ozHuntington FlatsOrangeAugust 29, 1988Robert Halal
Bass, Giant Sea*Stereolepis gigas563 lb 8 ozAnacapa IslandVenturaAugust 20, 1968James D. McAdams Jr.
Bass, KelpParalabrax clathratus14 lb 7 ozSan Clemente IslandLos AngelesJuly 30, 1958C. O. Taylor
Bass, Spotted SandParalabrax maculatofasciatus6 lb 12 ozNewport BayOrangeOctober 1, 1994Matt Bergherm
Bonito, PacificSarda chiliensis21 lb 5 oz181 SpotSan DiegoOctober 19, 2003Kim Larson
CabezonScorpaenichthys marmoratus23 lb 4 ozLos AngelesLos AngelesApril 20, 1958Bruce Kuhn
Corbina, CaliforniaMenticirrhus undulatus7 lb 1 ozNewport HarborOrangeMay 30, 2005Scott Matthews
Croaker, SpotfinRoncador stearnsii14 lb 0 ozPlaya del ReyLos AngelesSeptember 24, 1951Charles Dusart
Croaker, YellowfinUmbrina roncador3 lb 14 ozSanta Monica BeachLos AngelesOctober 8, 2000Fred Oakley
DolphinfishCoryphaena hippurus66 lb 0 oz209 SpotOrangeSeptember 9, 1990 Kim Larson
Flounder, StarryPlatichthys stellatus11 lb 4 ozSan SimeonSan Luis ObispoAugust 29, 1993Steve Doshier
Greenling, KelpHexagrammos decagrammus3 lb 2 ozTrinidadHumboldtJune 6, 2009Scott Bauer
Halibut, CaliforniaParalichthys californicus 67 lb 4 oz Santa Rosa IslandSanta Barbara July 1, 2011 Francisco J. Rivera
JacksmeltAtherinopsis californiensis1 lb 8 ozSan Nicholas IslandVenturaJune 12, 1998William J. Rogers
LingcodOphiodon elongatus56 lb 0 ozCrescent CityDel NorteJuly 12, 1992Carey Mitchell
Mackerel, JackTrachurus symmetricus5 lb 8 ozHuntington BeachOrangeSeptember 1, 1988Joe Bairian
Mackerel, Pacific (Chub)Scomber japonicus2 lb 8 ozHorseshoe KelpLos AngelesNovember 5, 1995Bob Tanji
Mackerel, Pacific (Chub)Scomber japonicus2 lb 8 ozMission BeachSan DiegoNovember 11, 2005Thomas Hilgert
Marlin, BlueMakaira nigricans692 lb 0 ozBalboaOrangeAugust 18, 1931A. Hamann
Marlin, StripedTetrapturus audax339 lb 0 ozCatalina IslandLos AngelesJuly 4, 1985Gary Jasper
OpahLampris guttatus163 lb 0 ozPort San LuisSan Luis ObispoOctober 8, 1998Tom Foran
OpaleyeGirella nigricans6 lb 4 ozLos Flores Creek May 13, 1956Leonard Itkoff
Perch, BlackEmbiotoca jacksoni 2 lb 9 oz Pacific Grove Monterey February 20, 2011 Zachary Mitchell
Perch, PileRhacochilus vacca 2 lb 4 oz Monterey Monterey July 31, 2013 Matthew Michie
Prickleback, MonkeyfaceCebidichthys violaceus6 lb 1 ozPescaderoSan MateoFebruary 7, 2005Kirk Lombard
Ray, BatMyliobatis californica181 lb 0 ozHuntington BeachOrangeJuly 24, 1978Bradley Dew
Rockfish, BlackSebastes melanops9 lb 2 ozS.F. Light StationSan FranciscoSeptember 3, 1988Trent Wilcox
Rockfish, BlueSebastes mystinus3 lb 14 ozSan Carpoforo CreekSan Luis ObispoOctober 14, 1993Terry Lamb Jr.
(Rockfish), BocaccioSebastes paucispinis17 lb 8 ozPoint St Georges ReefDel NorteOctober 25, 1987Sam Strait
Rockfish, Bronzespotted*Sebastes gilli14 lb 8 ozCherry BankLos AngelesFebruary 22, 1997Conor Gorey
Rockfish, BrownSebastes auriculatus6 lb 15 ozColorado ReefSan MateoSeptember 29, 2008Robert Gibbons
Rockfish, Canary*Sebastes pinniger6 lb 15 ozUsal BeachMendocinoSeptember 30, 2001Kevin Kerns
Rockfish, ChinaSebastes nebulosus3 lb 4 ozRussian RiverSonomaJuly 24, 1998Joe Newman
Rockfish, CopperSebastes caurinus8 lb 5 ozPigeon PointMontereyAugust 18, 1985Kenny Aab
Rockfish, Cowcod*Sebastes levis21 lb 14 ozHidden ReefVenturaAugust 10, 1998Carlos A. Herrera
Rockfish, GrassSebastes rastrelliger 6 lb 7 oz Bean Hollow State Beach San Mateo June 30, 2012 Wesley Shum
Rockfish, GreenspottedSebastes chlorostictus2 lb 5 ozPiedras BlancasSan Luis ObispoJune 24, 2005John Wallick
Rockfish, OliveSebastes serranoides5 lb 14 ozSt. Augustine ReefSanta BarbaraNovember 21, 1991Haady Forbes
Rockfish, TreefishSebastes serriceps4 lb 3 ozMalibuLos AngelesAugust 9, 2003Joseph Kokrak
Rockfish, VermilionSebastes miniatus14 lb 9 ozMorro BaySan Luis ObispoJuly 31, 1996Bobby Cruce
Rockfish, Yelloweye*Sebastes ruberrimus18 lb 3 ozPiedras BlancasSan Luis ObispoApril 15, 1994John Cossey
Rockfish, YellowtailSebastes flavidus5 lb 8 ozAlder CreekMontereyAugust 4, 1991Alberto Cortez
Salmon, Chinook (King)Oncorhynchus tshawytscha65 lb 4 ozCrescent CityDel NorteAugust 21, 2002Franklin T. Cox
SargoAnisotremus davidsonii3 lb 3 ozCatalina IslandLos AngelesDecember 28, 2010Dennis Tyler
Scorpionfish, CaliforniaScorpaena guttata3 lb 0 ozSilver Strand BeachSan DiegoDecember 26, 1997Nathan Weatherson
Seabass, WhiteAtractoscion nobilis 79 lb 0 oz Pajaro River Mouth Santa Cruz October 14, 2011 Justin Barry
Seaperch, RubberlipRhacochilus toxotes5 lb 0 ozMonterey BayMontereyJune 18, 2009Russell P. Jacobs
Seaperch, StripedEmbiotoca lateralis2 lb 6 ozMonterey BayMontereyJanuary 20, 2011Joseph M. Holt
Shark, BluePrionace glauca258 lb 8 ozChannel IslandsSanta BarbaraAugust 29, 2008Josh Ware Bollinger
Shark, LeopardTriakis semifasciata47 lb 1 ozPalos VerdesLos AngelesJuly 18, 2007Ronald Schmidt
Shark, SevengillNotorynchus cepedianus276 lb 0 ozHumboldt BayHumboldtOctober 17, 1996Cliff Brewer
Shark, Shortfin MakoIsurus oxyrinchus1,098 lb 12 ozAnacapa IslandVenturaJuly 24, 2010Sean Gizatullin
Shark, ThresherAlopias vulpinus575 lb 0 ozCarlsbad CanyonSan DiegoMay 26, 2007Daniel D. Lara
Sheephead, CaliforniaSemicossyphus pulcher30 lb 8 ozNewport BeachOrangeAugust 29, 2009Matt Freis
Sole, FantailXystreurys liolepis8 lb 8 ozSan Clemente IslandLos AngelesJune 6, 2001Allan Sheridan
Squid, HumboldtDosidicus gigasOPEN – Minimum Size Requirement: 40 pounds
Surfperch, BarredAmphistichus argenteus4 lb 2 ozMorro BaySan Luis ObispoNovember 8, 1995Artie J. Ferguson
Surfperch, BarredAmphistichus argenteus4 lb 2 ozOxnardVenturaMarch 30, 1996Fred Oakley
Surfperch, CalicoAmphistichus koelzi1 lb 8 ozRio Del Mar State BeachSanta CruzFebruary 23, 2013Richard Chew
Surfperch, RainbowHypsurus caryiOPEN – Minimum Size Requirement: 1 pound
Surfperch, RedtailAmphistichus rhodoterus 3 lb 7 oz Kellogg BeachDel Norte April 23, 2012 Ruthie Montgomery
Surfperch, WalleyeHyperprosopon argenteumOPEN – Minimum Size Requirement: 1 pound
SwordfishXiphias gladius452 lb 8 ozCatalina IslandLos AngelesSeptember 30, 2003David M. Denholm
Tuna, AlbacoreThunnus alalunga90 lb 0 ozSanta CruzSanta CruzOctober 21, 1997Don Giberson
Tuna, BigeyeThunnus obesus240 lb 0 ozButterfly BankSan DiegoAugust 1, 1987Steve Hutchinson
Tuna, BluefinThunnus thynnus243 lb 11 oz277 Spot September 8, 1990Karl E. Schmidbauer
Tuna, SkipjackKatsuwonus pelamis26 lb 0 ozSan DiegoSan DiegoAugust 28, 1970William Hall
Tuna, YellowfinThunnus albacares239 lb 0 ozCatalina IslandLos AngelesNovember 24, 1984Ronald R. Howarth
Whitefish, OceanCaulolatilus princeps13 lb 12 ozCortez BankSan DiegoApril 23, 1988Bob Schwenk
Whitefish, OceanCaulolatilus princeps13 lb 12 ozSan Nicholas IslandVenturaJuly 3, 2010Kevin Yonei
YellowtailSeriola lalandi63 lb 1 ozSanta Barbara IslandSanta BarbaraJune 18, 2000Kwang Nam Lee

* State law presently prohibits the take of giant (black) sea bass, and canary, cowcod, and yelloweye rockfish off California, Section 28.10 and 28.55 (b), Title 14, California Administrative code.