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Saltwater Fish Records

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing

Species

Weight

Location

Date

Angler

Albacore

65 lb.

Canyons

8/23/03

Tommy Good

Bigeye Tuna

231 lb.

Oceanographer Canyon

8/28/10

Randy Parda

Black Sea Bass

8 lb. 15 oz.

Buzzards Bay

5/12/07

Aaron Costa

Bluefish

27 lb. 4 oz.

Graves Light

9/11/82

Louis Gordon

Bluefin Tuna

1228 lb.

Cape Cod Bay

9/23/84

Marlene Goldstein

Blue Marlin

873 lb.

Canyons

8/21/15

Dr. Ralph DeLaTorre

Blue Shark

458 lb. 2 oz.

Jeffreys Ledge

8/9/11

Ethan Lynch

Bonito

13 lb. 8 oz.

New Bedford Dike

9/23/02

Eddie Gomez

Cod

92 lb.

Jeffreys Ledge

7/5/87

Robert Radzik

Coho Salmon

18 lb. 8 oz.

North River

1/21/86

James Lewis

Cusk

34 lb. 4 oz.

Stellwagen Bank

7/15/90

Gabe Silvestrone

Dolphinfish

61 lb. 3 oz.

Veatch Canyon

8/8/09

Ty Warren

False Albacore

19 lb. 5 oz.

Edgartown

9/27/90

Donald MacGillivray

Fluke

21 lb. 8 oz.

Nomans Island

9/25/80

Joseph Czapiga

Haddock

20 lb.

Stellwagen Bank

1972

Don Rehnstrom

20 lb.

Boston Lightship

8/3/74

Joseph Gelsomini

Halibut

321 lb.

Massachusetts Bay

7/21/65

Norman Cournoyer

King Mackerel

8 lb. 6 oz.

Lucas Shoals

9/27/08

Tim Broderick

Mackerel

3 lb. 8 oz.

Hampton Shoal

10/9/94

Steve Ostrander

Mako Shark

1324 lb.

Massachusetts Bay

7/27/99

Kevin Scola

Pollock

48 lb. 2 oz.

Cashes Ledge

9/14/92

Sal Mocerino

Porbeagle

495 lb.

Offshore

7/22/11

Jesse Siegel

Scup

5 lb. 14 oz.

Nomans Island

10/17/83

Robert Pimental

Spanish Mackerel

8 lb.

Vineyard Sound

10/8/11

Joe Canha

Striped Bass

73 lb.

Quicks Hole

1913

Charles Church

73 lb.

Sow and Pigs

1967

Charles Cinto

73 lb.

Nauset Beach

11/3/81

Anton Stetzko

Swordfish

646 lb.

Nomans Island

1972

Albert Little

Tautog

22 lb. 9 oz.

Gay Head

6/29/78

Michael Horsely

Thresher

630 lb.

Offshore

7/23/11

Timothy Delude

Wahoo

182 lb. 12 oz.

Offshore

2016

Derek Wittkamper

Weakfish

18 lb. 12 oz.

Buzzards Bay

8/19/84

George Mahoney

White Marlin

131 lb.

Nantucket

7/30/82

Ted Nfatzger

Winter Flounder

8 lb. 2 oz.

Georges Bank

7/12/96

Tom Hillebrand

Wolffish

55 lb.

Cape Cod Bay

6/19/00

Andrew Glovsky

Yellowfin Tuna

187 lb.

Nantucket

8/5/90

Mark Boujoukos

How to Measure Your Catch

For Massachusetts marine waters minimum fish sizes are measured as total length. This is the greatest straight line length (not curved over the body) in inches as measured on a fish with its mouth closed from the anterior tip of the jaw or snout to the farthest extremity of the tail. Fish should be firmly grasped with both hands for proper measuring. Care should be taken so that the head of the fish firmly contacts the zero mark on rulers and tapes simultaneously with the tail extremity.

Exceptions:

Tunas are measured using curved fork length. This is in a line, tracing the contour of the body from the tip of the upper jaw to the fork of the tail.

Sharks are measured from the tip of the snout to the fork of the tail.

Swordfish, sailfish and marlin are measured from the tip of the lower jaw to the tail fork.

Black sea bass are measured from the tip of the snout or jaw (mouth closed) to the farthest extremity of the tail, not including the tail filament.