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Quick Facts: Florida Inshore Fishing Records

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If part of your bucket list includes catching a record-breaking Florida inshore species, we have put this list together to give you quick access to those accomplishments. We are using the Florida Catch a Memory database for these entries, and this list is valid as of January 25, 2021. We can’t say that every fish was caught inshore, but these are the species found there. Let’s dive in!

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Conventional/Spin Tackle Records

Black Drum

James E. Cartwright 04/12/2001 96.00 lbs. Fernandina Beach

Blacktip Shark

Darlene Rees 10/29/1987 152.13 lbs. Sebastian

Bluefish

Liz Yates 03/19/1973 22.13 lbs. Jensen Beach

Bonefish

Robert Schroeder 03/19/2007 16.19 lbs. Islamorada

Cobia

Peter McCollester 03/21/1997 130.06 lbs. Destin

Jack Crevalle

Gerald John Washburn 05/18/1993 57.00 lbs. Jupiter

Pompano (Florida)

Barry Huston 10/16/1999 8.25 lbs. Port St. Joe

Flounder

Larenza W. Mungin 12/23/1983 20.56 lbs. Nassau County

Goliath Grouper

Lynn Joyner 05/20/1961 680.00 lbs. Fernandina Beach

Mangrove Snapper

Steve Maddox 06/14/1992 17.00 lbs. Port Canaveral

Barracuda

Harold K. Goodstone 01/29/1949 67.00 lbs. Islamorada

Lemon Shark

Richard M. Guccione 04/29/1977 397.44 lbs. Dunedin

Permit

Thomas Sebestyen 06/30/1997 56.13 lbs. Ft. Lauderdale

Redfish

George E. Hogan, Jr. 02/24/1996 52.31 lbs. Cocoa

Sheepshead

Eugene Lechler 01/29/1981 15.13 lbs. Homosassa

Snook

Heather Lynn Connors 08/23/2015 45.75 lbs. Sebastian

Seatrout

Craig F. Carson 05/11/1995 17.44 lbs. Ft. Pierce

Spanish Mackerel

John F. Colligan 11/27/1984 12.00 lbs. Ft. Pierce

Tarpon

Gus Bell 02/17/1975 243.19 lbs. Key West

Tripletail

Thomas D. Lewis 03/04/1998 40.81 lbs. Ft. Pierce

Fly Fishing Records

Black Drum

Mark R. Marconi 07/12/1986 50.25 lbs. Merritt Island

Blacktip Shark

Martin Arostegui 03/13/2003 122.00 lbs. Key West

Bluefish

Steve Melvin 04/02/1983 18.00 lbs. Miami Beach

Bonefish

Joe Pantorno 02/27/1997 15.50 lbs. Key Biscayne

Cobia

Jim Anson 01/02/1986 83.25 lbs. Key West

Jack Crevalle

Carlos B. Solis 02/11/1994 37.50 lbs. Dry Tortugas

Pompano (Florida)

Dave Chermanski 01/14/1978 6.50 lbs. Cocoa Beach

Flounder

Dave Chermanski 05/04/2005 6.94 lbs. Sebastian Inlet

Goliath Grouper

Bart Foth 03/15/1967 356.00 lbs. Islamorada

Mangrove Snapper

Jerome N. Matthews 06/08/1998 10.75 lbs. Key West

Barracuda

Joe Machiorlatti 12/19/1978 37.75 lbs. Key West

Lemon Shark

Pete Peacock 03/15/1978 288.50 lbs. Key West

Permit

Del Brown 03/13/1986 41.50 lbs. Key West

Redfish

Greg Braunstein, MD 05/07/1995 43.00 lbs. Banana River

Sheepshead

Bob Moore 10/01/2008 8.88 lbs. Jacksonville

Snook

Rex Garrett 04/23/1993 30.25 lbs. Chokoloskee

Spanish Mackerel

Capt. James P. Wisner 11/07/1995 6.81 lbs. Tarpon Springs

Seatrout

Sidney Freifeld 03/05/1984 12.44 lbs. Stuart

Tarpon

James J. Holland 05/11/2001 202.50 lbs. Chassahowitza

Tripletail

Dave Chermanski 04/17/1988 21.13 lbs. Port Canaveral

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