Record Ocean Sportfish

Brochure: California Saltwater Diving and Angling Records - link opens in new window
This link opens in new windowprinter-friendly brochure (PDF) contains a summary of current California saltwater diving and angling records, as well as directions for applying for a new record.
Record Catch
Bill Ernst landed this huge 93-pound, 4-ounce white seabass while free diving in Malibu and established a new California record in 2007.
Record Catch
Kim Larson displays a new State record with this 21-pound, 5-ounce Pacific bonito.

Joseph Tobin proudly sports his 30-pound, 11-ounce, record-size albacore that he speared during a free dive in the outer Monterey Bay.

Matt Freis caught this massive 30-pound, 8-ounce California sheephead from his kayak in Newport Beach in 2009, thus breaking a 31-year old record.

Twelve-year-old Conor Gorey established a first-time State saltwater angling record with this 14-pound, 8-ounce bronzespotted rockfish.

Contact Information

For more information or to register a trophy catch, contact:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
c/o Ed Roberts
619 Second Street
Eureka, California 95501

This work is supported in part by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act funds.