International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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seabass, white
(Atractoscion nobilis)

(Ayres, 1860); SCIAENIDAE FAMILY; also called Catalina salmon, seatrout, croaker Inhabits the eastern Pacific between Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico to Juneau Alaska. They are usually found near the mainland shore over sandy bottom or around near kelp beds, but they may also be found in shallow surf or deeper waters. There are no barbels on the chin. A characteristic raised ridge exists along the midline of the belly between the vent and the base of the pelvic (ventral) fins. There is a black spot at the base of the pectoral fin. Adults are steel blue to gray above with golden...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
37.98 kg (83 lb 12 oz)San Felipe, Mexico31-Mar-1953Lyal BaumgardnerRecord Details