The latest Florida state fishing records from the IGFA. Anglers from across the United States achieved Florida Grand Slams or state records in Florida.
Saltwater Sportsman Staff
June 27, 2013
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.
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
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
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
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
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