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Saltwater Angler Recognition

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Florida Saltwater Fishing

Catch a Florida Memory

Submit catches and earn rewards, all while supporting marine fisheries conservation! Catch a Florida Memory encourages anglers to target a diverse array of saltwater fish to help reduce pressure on the most commonly sought-after catches. Photos of anglers properly handling their catches are required. Learn more at CatchaFloridaMemory.com, which was recently updated to make it easier than ever for you to submit your saltwater fish photos and reach achievements to get prizes and recognition.

Saltwater Grand Slams

Catch three specified fish species in 24 hours from nine categories.

Saltwater Fish Life List

Track your progress at catching 70 species of saltwater fish.

Saltwater Reel Big Fish

Catch memorable-sized saltwater fish in 30 species categories. Anglers must submit a photo of the entire fish on a length measuring device showing that the qualifying length was reached.

Earn Great Prizes!

  • Life List 10-Fish Club; each Grand Slam and Reel Big Fish: Prize pack including certificate, t-shirt and tumbler.
  • Monthly raffles: One automatic entry for each approved submission made in the last three years.
  • Recognition tier prizes: Qualify for multiple Life List Clubs, Grand Slams and Reel Big Fish.
  • Triple Threat Club: Prize pack including certificate, performance shirt and exclusive Triple Threat raffles.
  • Grand prizes: Catch all eligible Grand Slams, all Reel Big Fish or all Life List species.

Florida Saltwater Fishing Records

State all-tackle records for the heaviest fishes caught in Florida waters are maintained for 81 marine species in conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories. Successful anglers receive a certificate and custom ink fish print courtesy of Fish Print Shop.

Partnerships

Discover Martin County, the Sailfish Capital of the World, partners with Catch a Florida Memory to provide custom tumblers for our angler prize packs as well as helping to get anglers out on the water to catch some of Florida’s most exciting saltwater species. Learn more about them at DiscoverMartin.com, and don’t forget to check out our other generous partners who help provide rewards and recognition: American Integrity Insurance Company, CCA Florida, Mount This Fish Company, Engel Coolers, SeaDek Marine Products, Smith Optics, McLean Angling, Smith’s Consumer Products, Tony Ivory Art and Apparel, Ocean Waves Sunglasses, Fish Print Shop, EGO Fishing, Carlos Cardenas — Marine Artist, Reel Local, and the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida. To become a partner, contact us at AnglerRecognition@MyFWC.com or 850-487-0554.

Connect with Us

  • Website: CatchaFloridaMemory.com
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/CatchaFLMemory
  • YouTube: MyFWC.com/SaltwaterFishing
  • Email: AnglerRecognition@MyFWC.com

„ Anglers who have qualified for an achievement for the first time are listed in the Club Members boxes.

Submit catches and earn rewards!

Tyler Mell with an almaco jack.

 

New Saltwater Grand Slam Club Members

Tier 1 – 3 Different Grand Slams:

John H. Dobbins

Small Fry:

Alexis Rose Paul

Cody R. Hollon

Emily R. Hanzlik

Morgan Waldrop

Bay and Estuary:

John H. Dobbins

Luke D. Ferguson

Pierce R. Sanders

William R. Hastings

Zain Khalid

Family:

Alexandria J. Tallmadge

Carrie Williams

Dana Thrower

Emily R. Hanzlik

George Saridakis

James Y Littlejohn

Jesse W. Long

Jim M. Breen

Justin T. Ludlam

Kenneth W. Murphy

Michael D. Yannick (2)

Morgan Waldrop

Sean T. Wilms

Tony Hart

Florida:

JD Malone

Inshore:

Adrianna Galasso

Alexander M. Krenn

Bob A. Hoelzle

Brandon Guynn

Brinson Bruce

David K. Taylor JR

David Smith

Dennis B. Vann

Douglas H. Vaughan III

Ed C. Ellett

Erick D. Rushing

Ethan Gumble

Gerred B. Pogge

Jackson K. Lee

Jeff P. Altman

Jessica L. Long

John McCarthy

John Richard JR

Johnny W. Johnson JR

Joseph Chen

Joshua A. Rogers

Joshua Larsen

Ken Lai

Kenneth W. Murphy

Max A. Lewis

Maximiliano Zargon

Michael A. Krenn

Mike Forta Ead

Philip E. Smith

Robert Courtney G. Ashburn

Robert G. Ricketts

Shannon L. Avera

Victor Taylor

Vince Barnes

Wesley Nowlen

 

New Saltwater Fish Life List Club Members

30-Fish Club:

Avera R. Williams

Christopher K. Perry

George Saridakis

Katlyn M. Paul

Mark David Huyett

Martin Gazo

Sean T. Wilms

10-Fish Club:

Alexis Rose Paul

Amy Lockhart

April Lipton

Avera G. Williams

Brady Khan

Carrie Williams

Casey R. Karppe

Charles T. Douglas

Cobey Khan

Colton Woodie

David B. Moore II

David R. Pennington

David Satava

Dwight S. Williams

Emily R. Hanzlik

Fred M. Wammock

Gavin Hart

Griffin D. Kirby

Jack T. Textor

Jarrad Wenzel

Jeff Chiappini

Jesse W. Long

John Richard JR

John Segelken

Jordan E. Tompkins

Kaelyn A. Kinley

Kevin C. Behm

Kevin F. Schmal

Kyle Williams

Lane E. Warnick

Maggie Allen

Mark D. Junkins

Mason Hallberg

Matt Corvin

Michael Arana

Robert Buzaki

Robert F. Connor JR

Sarah Caselnova

Steve D. Bond JR

Thomas Waldrop

Trevor A. Beaman

 

New Triple Threat Club Members

Have attained a Grand Slam, Reel Big Fish AND Life List Club

Alexis Rose Paul

Cameron E. Mein

Emily R. Hanzlik

Gavin Hart

Gregory Lee McConnell

Jesse W. Long

Olivia C. North-Menthonnex

Robert F. Connor JR

Steve D. Bond JR

 

New Florida Saltwater
Fishing Records Bigeye Tuna:

Anthony Beau Kelly

 

New Saltwater Reel Big Fish Club Members

Tier 1 – 5 Different Species:

Sean T. Wilms

Almaco Jack:

Sean T. Wilms

Black Drum:

Olivia C. North-Menthonnex

Bluefish:

Kassidy Dieter

Sean T. Wilms

Crevalle Jack:

Emily R. Hanzlik

Kevin F. Schmalz

Trevor A. Beaman

Flounder:

Jordan Coston

Gray Triggerfish:

Devin Sanderson

King Mackerel:

Brett Ambroson

Owen Ambroson

Trevor A. Beaman

Ladyfish:

Veronica Brasher

Mutton Snapper:

John Georgiades

Olivia Ambroson

Owen Ambroson

Robert Horne

Trevor A. Beaman

Red Drum:

Adrianna Galasso

Alexander M. Krenn

Amanda R. Slone

Avera R. Williams

Beck Mowrey

Chris Havens

Colton Woodie

Dalton L. Avera

Daniel T. Morgan

David C. Deliere

Elijah Booten

Garrett Hart

Gavin Altman

Gavin Hart

Gregory Lee McConnell

Jeff P. Altman

Jesse W. Long

John McCarthy

Katey Pasco

Ken Lai

Masyn M. Rogers

Matthew Stephen Batchelor

Steve P. Thompson

Thomas C. Wolanzyk

William W. Williams

Red Porgy:

Alexis Rose Paul

Sheepshead:

Joel Abo

Steven Damian Self

Snook:

Amy Lockhart

Edward Smith

Emily R. Hanzlik

Greg John Knothe

Mazzy Tateishi

Roy Magnuson

Thomas Waldrop

Timothy J. Dyer SR

Spanish Mackerel:

Cameron E. Mein

Matthew Bertoncini

Samuel R. Hastings

Spotted Seatrout:

Anthony James Watson

Clifton Gagliano

Colton Woodie

Dalton L. Avera

Dan Nedvidek

David C. Deliere

Elijah Booten

Fred M. Wammock

G L. McMahon

Hunter Leaptrott

Joshua A. Rogers

Lucas Leaptrott

Matthew Leonard Paredes

Mazzy Tateishi

Richard Windmann

Roy Magnuson

Tanya M. Arendes

Travis Reed Anderson