Three new fishing records were recently approved by the The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Mark John Gibner set a record for scamp during a fishing expedition near John’s Pass Marina on June 11th. Gibner’s 29.6-pound scamp beat the previous record of 28.38 pounds set by Braden Douglas Pursell in 2002.
The additional two records set were for a Gulf Kingfish at Santa Rosa Beach and a schoolmaster in Broward County. Anthony Mastitski set the record for schoolmaster with a 2.07-pound fish on July 27th.
Do you have a state record to claim? Right now, there are no records listed for white grunt or blueline tilefish. There are also a ton of vacant fly-fishing tackle categories.
For more information and to view current records, visit CatchaFloridaMemory.com and click “Records,” contact AnglerRecognition@MyFWC.com, or call 850-487-0554.