Some like to target the biggest possible fish. A few of us just get lucky. From Red Snapper that could feed a whole neighborhood to Grouper that weigh in at over 200 pounds, some fishing records have stood for years – others, however, are being broken all the time.

  • African Pompano

    Angler
    Rodney M. Dutton
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    39 lbs 7 oz
    Date
    09/09/1989
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  • Almaco Jack

    Angler
    Harry 'Mac' Barnes
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Weight
    47 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    05/11/2002
  • Amberjack

    Angler
    Marcus R. Kennedy
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    127 lbs 12 oz
    Date
    06/19/1981
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  • Atlantic Bonito

    Angler
    Joe Zolczynski
    Location
    Fairhope, AL
    Weight
    5 lbs 5 oz
    Date
    12/31/1994
  • Atlantic Croaker

    Angler
    Carl N. Billings
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    4lb
    Date
    09/03/1994
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  • Atlantic Golden Tilefish

    Angler
    Mikel Ray
    Location
    Fredonia, KS
    Weight
    5 lbs 10 oz
    Date
    05/16/2012
  • Atlantic Moonfish

    Angler
    Joe A. McSherdon
    Location
    Childersburg, AL
    Weight
    1 lb 0 oz
    Date
    08/12/2003
  • Atlantic Sailfish

    Angler
    R. L. Meador Jr.
    Location
    Birmingham, AL
    Weight
    81 lbs 0 oz
    Date
    08/12/1974
  • Atlantic Sharpnose Shark (Sand Shark)

    Angler
    Craig Mironchuck
    Location
    Bauxite, AR
    Weight
    16 lbs 3 oz
    Date
    05/12/2006
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  • Atlantic Spadefish

    Angler
    Ashley Nicole Osburn
    Location
    Wilmer, AL
    Weight
    7 lbs 14 oz
    Date
    07/14/2007
  • Barrelfish

    Angler
    Ricky David Posey
    Location
    Deatsville, AL
    Weight
    25 lbs 6 oz
    Date
    07/12/2009
  • Bearded Brotula

    Angler
    Michael T. Dowdy
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    19 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    08/09/1997
  • Bermuda Chub

    Angler
    Sherman Smith
    Location
    Silverhill, AL
    Weight
    10 lbs 5 oz
    Date
    06/17/2006
  • Bigeye (Snapper)

    Angler
    Yano Serra
    Location
    Coden, AL
    Weight
    3 lbs 2 oz
    Date
    06/28/2006
  • Bigeye Tuna

    Angler
    Chad D. Postle
    Location
    Daphne, AL
    Weight
    102 lbs 7.5 oz
    Date
    08/20/2011
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  • Black Drum

    Angler
    Robert Dean Disney
    Location
    Irvington, AL
    Weight
    61 lbs 0 oz
    Date
    04/20/2002
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  • Black Grouper

    Angler
    David Mark Possien
    Location
    North Port, AL
    Weight
    106 lbs 3.2 oz
    Date
    08/11/2012
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  • Black Seabass

    Angler
    Steve W. Edwards
    Location
    Marianna, AR
    Weight
    3 lbs 2 oz
    Date
    07/31/2000
  • Blackbelly Rosefish

    Angler
    Neal Foster
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    4 lbs 1 oz
    Date
    07/13/2012
  • Blackfin Tuna

    Angler
    James D. Johnson
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Weight
    35 lbs 2 oz
    Date
    07/01/2008
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  • Blackwing Searobin

    Angler
    Cecilia Musselwhite
    Location
    Irvington, AL
    Weight
    1 lb 13 oz
    Date
    04/24/2005
  • Blue Angle

    Angler
    Sharon Diane Skiff
    Location
    East Hilton, IL
    Weight
    2 lbs 3 oz
    Date
    04/29/2001
  • Blue Runner (Hardtail)

    Angler
    Stacey M. Moiren
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    11 lbs 2 oz
    Date
    06/28/1997
  • Bluefin Tuna

    Angler
    John Engquist
    Location
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Weight
    829 lbs 6 oz
    Date
    06/03/2006
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  • Bluefish

    Angler
    Alicia Walimaa
    Location
    Meridian, MS
    Weight
    17 lbs 4 oz
    Date
    06/05/2004
  • Blueline Tilefish

    Angler
    Steven Lance Bowman
    Location
    Valley Grand, AL
    Weight
    9 lbs 5.5 oz
    Date
    05/25/2008
  • Bull Shark

    Angler
    Tyler Kennedy
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    336 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    08/03/2012
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  • Cobia (Ling, Lemonfish)

    Angler
    Benjamin E. Fairey
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Weight
    117 lbs 7 oz
    Date
    04/18/1995
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  • Creole Fish

    Angler
    Chuck Andre´
    Location
    Spanish Fort, AL
    Weight
    0 lbs 13 oz
    Date
    01/28/2004
  • Crevalle Jack (Cavalla)

    Angler
    John E. Tommey III
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    39 lbs 4 oz
    Date
    08/20/1994
  • Cubera Snapper

    Angler
    Michael A. Crawley
    Location
    Grand Bay, AL
    Weight
    52 lbs 0 oz
    Date
    05/20/1988
  • Darwins Slimehead

    Angler
    Tyler M. Kennedy
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    4 lbs .04 oz
    Date
    06/30/2012
  • Dauphin

    Angler
    Ashton Troy Mabire
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Weight
    65 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    05/26/2007
  • Doctorfish

    Angler
    Pavel Malancea
    Location
    Chisinau, Moldova
    Weight
    1 lbs 4 oz
    Date
    09/13/2007
  • Dog Snapper

    Angler
    Donald W. Dunnam
    Location
    Dauphin Island, AL
    Weight
    13 lbs 4 oz
    Date
    07/16/2004
  • Escolar

    Angler
    John Charles McCann
    Weight
    69 lbs 10 oz
    Date
    06/08/2008
  • Filefish

    Angler
    Willie Lee Brown
    Location
    Birmingham, AL
    Weight
    8 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    10/12/1991
  • Florida Pompano

    Angler
    Patricia Lynn Cluck
    Location
    Foley, AL
    Weight
    6 lb 13 oz
    Date
    04/28/2010
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  • Gafftopsail Catfish (Gafftop)

    Angler
    B. L. Bracknell, Jr.
    Location
    Bayou La Batre, AL
    Weight
    8 lbs 13 oz
    Date
    07/11/1992
  • Gray Snapper (Mangrove)

    Angler
    Pam Ward
    Location
    Fairhope, AL
    Weight
    18 lbs
    Date
    05/16/2007
  • Gray Triggerfish

    Angler
    Robby Myers
    Location
    Axis, AL
    Weight
    13 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    05/31/1993
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  • Great Barracuda

    Angler
    Steven Hawkins
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    52 lbs 4 oz
    Date
    07/15/2005
  • Grouper

    Angler
    Jere Austill, Jr.
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    74 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    08/12/1963
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  • Gulf/Southern Kingfish (Whiting/Ground Mullet)

    Angler
    Lamont W. Rigney
    Location
    Eight Mile, AL
    Weight
    2 lbs 15 oz
    Date
    09/04/2001
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  • Horse-eye Jack

    Angler
    Michael Chad Looper
    Location
    Orange Beach, AL
    Weight
    15 lbs 15 oz
    Date
    07/10/2007
  • King Mackerel

    Angler
    Matt Borden
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    69 lbs 10 oz
    Date
    05/16/2012
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  • Ladyfish (Skipjack)

    Angler
    R. Neal Howard
    Location
    Theodore, AL
    Weight
    4 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    07/28/2006
  • Lane Snapper

    Angler
    Scott E. Jordan
    Location
    Saraland, MS
    Weight
    8 lbs 1 oz
    Date
    07/15/2011
  • Lemon Shark

    Angler
    Terry L. Smith
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    278 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    07/21/1995
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  • Leopard Toadfish

    Angler
    James Myrick
    Weight
    4 lbs 3 oz
    Date
    10/01/2006
  • Little Tunny (Bonito)

    Angler
    W. A. March, Jr.
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    21 lbs 0 oz
    Date
    08/12/2014
  • Longbill Spearfish

    Angler
    Valerie P. Johnson
    Location
    Fairhope, AL
    Weight
    53 lbs 0 oz
    Date
    08/12/1976
  • Longtail Bass

    Angler
    Dayna Bowles
    Weight
    5 lbs 14 oz
    Date
    03/19/2010
  • Lookdown

    Angler
    Terrell K. Smith
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    2 lbs 2 oz
    Date
    08/24/1997
  • Mako Shark

    Angler
    Larry A. Johnson
    Location
    Orange Beach, AL
    Weight
    737 lbs 0 oz
    Date
    08/20/1978
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  • Mutton Snapper

    Angler
    Marcus Bryant
    Location
    Semmes, AL
    Weight
    20 lbs 12 oz
    Date
    06/25/2006
  • Northern Tilefish

    Angler
    Terry DeWayne Calor
    Location
    Citronelle, AL
    Weight
    29 lbs 4 oz
    Date
    05/12/2007
  • Pigfish

    Angler
    Ryan E. Zirlott
    Location
    Irvington, AL
    Weight
    1 lb 8 oz
    Date
    08/20/1978
  • Pinfish

    Angler
    Roy “Tojo” White
    Location
    Coden, AL
    Weight
    3 lbs 2 oz
    Date
    05/15/2001
  • Pompano

    Angler
    Tyler M. Kennedy
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    4 lbs 2 oz
    Date
    06/30/2012
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  • Porgy, Knobbed

    Angler
    Tim Shirley
    Weight
    2 lbs 15 oz
    Date
    03/31/2008
  • Queen Triggerfish

    Angler
    Jake Taffaro, Jr.
    Location
    Elberta, AL
    Weight
    7 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    07/06/1999
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  • Rainbow Runner

    Angler
    L. Nicole Sullivan
    Location
    Lynn Haven, FL
    Weight
    19 lbs 9 oz
    Date
    09/10/2006
  • Red Drum (Redfish)

    Angler
    Eric Easley
    Location
    Semmes, AL
    Weight
    45 lbs 4 oz
    Date
    08/14/2007
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  • Red Grouper

    Angler
    Michael Sargent. Jr
    Location
    Fulton, MO
    Weight
    34 lbs 10 oz
    Date
    03/23/2002
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  • Red Hind

    Angler
    William H. Hill
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    2 lbs 14 oz
    Date
    07/17/1987
  • Red Porgy (White Snapper)

    Angler
    Jeremy Collings
    Location
    Theodore, AL
    Weight
    7 lbs 10.6 oz
    Date
    04/02/2011
  • Red Snapper

    Angler
    Melvin E. Dunn, Jr.
    Location
    Theodore, AL
    Weight
    44 lbs 12 oz
    Date
    06/01/2002
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  • Rock Hind

    Angler
    Daniel E. Campbell
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    3 lbs 7.2 oz
    Date
    07/17/2012
  • Roughtail Stingray

    Angler
    Dan R. Midgette
    Location
    Semmes, AL
    Weight
    160 lbs 0 oz
    Date
    08/06/2000
  • Sand Tilefish

    Angler
    Reagan Michael Bailey
    Location
    Hallsville, TX
    Weight
    2 lbs 1 oz
    Date
    07/24/2012
  • Sand/Silver Seatrout (White Trout)

    Angler
    Ryan Conklin
    Location
    Coden, AL
    Weight
    6 lbs 11 oz
    Date
    07/12/1997
  • Scamp Grouper

    Angler
    Robert A. Conklin
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    29 lbs 10 oz
    Date
    07/22/2000
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  • Sea Catfish (Hardhead)

    Angler
    Clinton Collier
    Location
    Coden, AL
    Weight
    3 lbs 1 oz
    Date
    04/24/2005
  • Sharksucker

    Angler
    Jessie Lee Tucker
    Location
    Robertsdale, AL
    Weight
    4 lbs 7 oz
    Date
    05/12/2004
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  • Sheepshead

    Angler
    Drew Parrish
    Location
    Spanish Fort, AL
    Weight
    12 lbs 15 oz
    Date
    11/20/2001
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  • Silk Snapper

    Angler
    Daniel B. Weaver
    Location
    Gulf Shores, AL
    Weight
    6 lbs 3 oz
    Date
    05/27/2006
  • Skipjack Tuna

    Angler
    Tammy Jackson
    Location
    Fairhope, AL
    Weight
    29 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    08/15/1998
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  • Smooth Puffer

    Angler
    Bill Shook
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Weight
    7 lbs 7 oz
    Date
    06/03/2012
  • Snowy Grouper

    Angler
    Michael J. Driver
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Weight
    226 lb
    Date
    07/18/1988
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  • Southern Flounder

    Angler
    Pete C. Melech
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    13 lbs 3 oz
    Date
    10/15/1975
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  • Southern Hake

    Angler
    Jack Gaines, II
    Location
    Dauphin Island, AL
    Weight
    6 lbs 4.5 oz
    Date
    04/23/2006
  • Southern Stargazer

    Angler
    Michael Bryant
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    6 lbs 4.5 oz
    Date
    04/13/2006
  • Southern Stingray

    Angler
    Randy Dean Sterrette, Jr.
    Location
    Theodore, AL
    Weight
    125 lbs
    Date
    08/20/1998
  • Spanish Mackerel

    Angler
    L. L. Matthews
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    8 lbs 12 oz
    Date
    10/19/1993
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  • Speckled Hind

    Angler
    Braxton B. Hardon
    Weight
    39 lbs 13 oz
    Date
    05/28/2011
  • Spiney Cheek Scorpionfsh

    Angler
    Bill Henesley
    Location
    Orange Beach, AL
    Weight
    2 lbs 2 oz
    Date
    08/19/2005
  • Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout)

    Angler
    Wilfred A. Ducharme
    Location
    Orange beach, AL
    Weight
    12 lbs 4 oz
    Date
    01/01/1970
  • Spotted Spoon-nose Eel

    Angler
    Brad Andre
    Weight
    1 lb 4 oz
    Date
    07/12/2008
  • Squirrelfish

    Angler
    Michael Simmons
    Location
    Conway, AL
    Weight
    1 lb 1 oz
    Date
    08/04/2006
  • Striped Bass

    Angler
    Billy Henderson
    Location
    Fairfield, AL
    Weight
    55 lbs 0 oz
    Date
    06/22/1976
  • Striped Mullet

    Angler
    Clayton W. Schwind
    Location
    Coden, AL
    Weight
    1 lb 2 oz
    Date
    06/14/2003
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  • Swordfish

    Angler
    Wendell L. Sawyer
    Weight
    448 lbs
    Date
    09/16/2006
  • Tarpon

    Angler
    Billy Wildberger
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    203 lbs 0 oz
    Date
    08/15/1992
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  • Tiger Shark

    Angler
    Larry G. Eberly
    Location
    Gulf Shores, AL
    Weight
    988 lbs 8 oz
    Date
    06/24/1990
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  • Tripletail (Blackfish)

    Angler
    Bob Barnes
    Location
    Bayou La Batre, AL
    Weight
    37 lbs 5 oz
    Date
    08/12/1976
  • Vermilion Snapper (Beeliner)

    Angler
    John W. Doss
    Location
    Theodore, AL
    Weight
    7 lbs 3 oz
    Date
    06/06/1987
  • Wahoo

    Angler
    David M. Sumrall
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    123 lbs 6 oz
    Date
    05/06/2006
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  • Warsaw Grouper

    Angler
    Doug Mallonee
    Location
    Semmes, AL
    Weight
    52 lbs 9 oz
    Date
    07/07/2006
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  • White Marlin

    Angler
    Ashley Walters
    Location
    Satsuma, AL
    Weight
    98 lbs 13 oz
    Date
    05/24/1997
  • Whitebone Porgy

    Angler
    Bob Hyde
    Location
    Brentwood, TN
    Weight
    5 lbs 10 oz
    Date
    07/17/2011
  • Wreckfish

    Angler
    Doug Mallonee
    Location
    Semmes, AL
    Weight
    68 lbs 6 oz
    Date
    05/30/2006
  • Yellow Chub

    Angler
    Thomas D. Jones
    Location
    Orange Beach, AL
    Weight
    7 lbs 4 oz
    Date
    10/22/2002
  • Yellowedge Grouper

    Angler
    Tyler M. Kennedy
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Weight
    48 lbs 9.28 oz
    Date
    06/30/2012
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  • Yellowfin Tuna

    Angler
    Matthew Paul Eusner
    Location
    Ashland, KY
    Weight
    221lb. 7.2oz
    Date
    06/03/2006
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  • Yellowtail Snapper

    Angler
    Jeremy Findley
    Location
    Maylene, AL
    Weight
    6 lbs 15 oz
    Date
    07/05/2011