New Florida Records

The latest Florida state fishing records from the IGFA. Anglers from across the United States achieved Florida Grand Slams or state records in Florida.

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Stan Foltz of Elk Point, SD was live-baiting on the reefs off Marathon with Capt. TJ Yzenas, when he hooked into something that sent his Penn reel screaming. After a tough 5-minute fight, Foltz landed a potential state record yellow jack that tipped the scales at 22 pounds, 9 ounces. That's more than 3 pounds heavier than the current record.
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Angler Dale Jordan of Summit, Missouri, caught a 9-pound gafftopsail catfish while casting a shrimp-tipped jig in the Loxahatchee River, near Jupiter, Florida. This potential Florida state record fish was more than two feet long and had a girth of nearly 16 inches. Jordan fought the fish for 10 minutes on 12-pound line and once landed, the fish was taken to a certified scale for an official weighing. With the current record at 8 pounds 14 ounces, Jordan’s fish surpasses the current record by 2 ounces.COURTESY IGFA / IGFA.ORG
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The EAST COAST GRAND SLAM club is made up of a red drum, spotted seatrout and tarpon. New members are Jorge Amores of North Miami Beach, FL; Glyn Austin of Palm Bay, FL; William P. Carter of Midlothian, VA; Spencer Charles Davis of Port St. Lucie, FL; Liz Harris of Isle of Man, United Kingdom; Mark Harris of Isle of Man, United Kingdom; and Ross Q. Smith of Palo Alto, CA.COURTESY IGFA / IGFA.ORG
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The NORTH FLORIDA GRAND SLAM club is made up of a cobia, red drum and spotted seatrout. New members include Mark Harris of Isle of Man, United Kingdom and Debbie Prado of Jacksonville, FL.COURTESY IGFA / IGFA.ORG
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The SOUTH FLORIDA GRAND SLAM club is made up of a bonefish, permit and tarpon. New members include Mark Bowden of Brewster, MA; Victor Critchfield of Los Altos, CA; Dr. Richard L. Garrison of Galvin, WA; Earle Harder of Superior, CO; Cecil Hernandez of Aspen, CO; Paul Kennington of Alexandria, VA; John Siragusa of Chicago, IL and Masaru Teramoto of New York, NY.COURTESY IGFA / IGFA.ORG
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The WEST COAST GRAND SLAM is made up of a snook, red drum and tarpon. New members include Jorge Amores of North Miami Beach, FL; Chester Brandes of Tequesta, FL; William P. Carter of Midlothian, VA; Christopher Copeland of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Skylar J. Fox of Clearwater, FL; Liz Harris of Isle of Man, United Kingdom; Mark Harris of Isle of Man, United Kingdom (2); Stacey Parkerson of Coral Springs, FL; and Dick Wilson of Southbend, IN.COURTESY IGFA / IGFA.ORG