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State Records and Slams

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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

Tommy Barba
Konnor Williams

East Coast Grand Slam

Konnor Williams
Capt. George “Skip” Land
Capt. Barry Englehardt

South Florida Grand Slam

Thomas A. Barba

Regional Grand Slam Fishes

North Florida

red drum, cobia, spotted seatrout

West Coast

red drum, snook, tarpon

South Florida

bonefish, tarpon, permit

East Coast

red drum, tarpon, spotted seatrout

State Record

White margate (Haemulon album), 19 lbs. 8 oz., caught
near the Dry Tortugas on Feb. 6, 2011 by Hector Vasallo

Photo: Hector Vasallo

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