State records for the heaviest marine fishes caught in Florida waters, or in federal waters extending directly outward of Florida state line boundaries, are maintained for 81 species in conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories. Catches must follow program rules and fishing regulations.

On Jan. 1, 2019, four new species will be added to the Florida Saltwater Fishing Records program – blueline tilefish, schoolmaster, white grunt and red porgy. Catches for these newly-added species must be made on or after Jan. 1, 2019, to qualify.

The angler’s signature on a completed application form must be witnessed by a notary. Species that pose a problem of identity require determination by a qualified fisheries biologist. Photographs must be submitted clearly showing the weight on the scale, the rod and reel used to make the catch, the angler with their catch and a full-length side-view of the fish for identification purposes.

Bluefin Tuna Record 2018

Record recipients receive a certificate, decal and custom ink fish print courtesy of Fish Print Shop.

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Whiting Record 2018