California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Saltwater Angling and Diving Records

The CDFW saltwater angling and diving record programs recognize exceptional saltwater finfish and shellfish taken in California by sport anglers and divers. These records are updated regularly. The program has given CDFW biologists the opportunity to examine trophy-sized catches since the 1950s.

To access forms and procedures for individuals to submit a record-breaking catch, visit the Record Ocean Sportfish Web page.

L to R: record white seabass; record treefish; record California halibut; CDFW photos