Congratulations to the following individuals who have qualified for new state fishing records and grand slam certificates! State records are administered by the “world record keepers,” the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) in Dania, Florida.
All-tackle records apply to fish caught on both conventional and fly tackle and catches must be made in accordance with IGFA rules. The Grand Slam Club celebrates the variety of Florida game fishes and the achievement of anglers catching a particular set of three species in one day. There is a different slam for each of the state’s four geographic regions, and you do not need to keep the fish to qualify.
For more information or to apply for a state record or grand slam, contact the FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management by calling 850-488-6058, or visit our Web site
at MyFWC.com. Click on “Fishing.” Entries are free!
Grand slam certificates
West Coast Grand Slam
East Coast Grand Slam
Capt. George “Skip” Land
Capt. Barry Englehardt
South Florida Grand Slam
Thomas A. Barba
Regional Grand Slam Fishes
red drum, cobia, spotted seatrout
red drum, snook, tarpon
bonefish, tarpon, permit
red drum, tarpon, spotted seatrout
White margate (Haemulon album), 19 lbs. 8 oz., caught
near the Dry Tortugas on Feb. 6, 2011 by Hector Vasallo
Photo: Hector Vasallo