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    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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