World Record Black Sea Bass

By on June 13, 2013

These vintage photos depict fisherman with their world record black sea bass caught off of California’s Catalina Island.

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A world’s record 384-pound black sea bass caught by Franklin Schenck of Brooklyn with rod and reel off Catalina Island, California, on August 17, 1900.

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World record (1905) black sea bass caught by John T. Perkins at Catalina Island on June 3rd, 1905. The fish weighed in at 428 lbs. and took 57 minutes to land on rod and reel. Geo. Farnsworth – Boatman.

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One Comment

  1. Brian Matthews

    June 13, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Not a “Black” Sea Bass, it’s a California Sea Bass or Giant Sea Bass.

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