IGFA World Record

Species Identification

grouper, broomtail
(Mycteroperca xenarcha)


(Jordan, 1888); SERRANIDAE FAMILY Broomtail grouper can be distinguished from other eastern Pacific grouper by the exserted ray on the tail, giving the fish its namesake broomtail appearance. Broomtail have a broad distribution stretch from southern California south to Peru. Juveniles may be found inshore around mangrove estuaries, while adults are typically found offshore to depths of 60 meters. They are savage ambush predators that must be quickly turned once hooked before...Read More
Record Details
AnglerJeff Mariani
Weight of Fish 49.24 kg (108 lbs 9 oz)
Length of Fish 134.62 cm ( 53 in)
Girth of Fish 113.665 cm ( 44.75 in)
Location of CatchCedros Island
Date of Catch6/16/2016
Type of RodPhenix
Type of ReelOkuma
Type of LinePowerPro
Line Size65 lb
Method of CatchJigging
Lure or BaitKicker Jig

Species Location Cedros Island, Mexico