Record (Unofficial) Pier Caught Giant (Black) Sea Bass

If anyone knows of fish that should be added to the list please contact me.

 Some unofficial records —gathered from published reports

Giant (Black) Sea Bass at the Hotel del Coronado Pier

≈ 600 Lbs. — Manhattan Beach Pier, 1929 —Source: Manhattan Beach Historical Society

≈ 500 Lbs — Point Mugu Fish Camp Pier, Frank Kubota, June 19, 1925 — Source: Oxnard Daily Courier, June 19, 1925

453 Lbs. — Stearns Wharf (Santa Barbara), R. A. Hendricks, October 22, 1925 — Source: Santa Barbara Daily News, October 23, 1925

452 Lbs. — Balboa Pier, Carl Sandino, May 12, 1930 — Source: Santa Ana Register, May 13, 1930

435 Lbs. — Newport Pier, 1937 — Source: Personal communication, Patrick Kennedy, Baldy’s Tackle (1990)

428 Lbs. — Manhattan Beach Pier, 1923 —Source: Manhattan Beach Historical Society

427 Lbs. — Hermosa Beach Pier, Texan, May 16, 1921—Source: Newspaper

415 Lbs. — Belmont Pier (Long Beach), Lester Bobb, June 14, 1929—Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram, June 15, 1929

408 Lbs. — Redondo Beach Pier, C. E. Allen, May 19, 1918—Source: Santa Ana Register, May 20, 1918

402 Lbs. — Santa Monica Pier, Jack Racke, July 3, 1923 —Source: Los Angeles Times, July 4, 1923

400 Lbs. — Port Hueneme Wharf, Arthur Kovalovsky, July 1927 —Source: Oxnard Daily Courier, July 25, 1927

≈ 370 Lbs. — Pine Avenue Pier (Long Beach), John Miller, December 29, 1910—Source: Los Angeles Herald, December 29, 1910

365 Lbs. — Pine Avenue Pier (Long Beach), John Leach, June 11, 1914 — Source: Santa Ana Register, June 12, 1914

360 Lbs. — McFadden Wharf (Newport Beach), March 26, 1896—Source: Los Angeles Times, March 26, 1896

356 Lbs. — Hotel Del Coronado Pier, April 1894— Source: New York Times, May 6, 1894

354 Lbs. — Santa Monica Municipal Pier, I. A. Taft, July 5, 1923—Source: Los Angeles Times, July 6, 1923

351 Lbs. —Manhattan Beach Pier, C. C. Campus, May 15, 1922 —Source: Manhattan Beach Historical Society

350 Lbs. — Santa Monica Municipal Pier, F. M. Stites, October 27, 1915—Source: Los Angeles Times, October 27, 1915

320 Lbs. — Newport Pier, June 1902—Source: Los Angeles Times, June 5, 1902

310 Lbs. — Balboa Pier, Lew Williams, June 25, 1933—Source: Santa Ana Daily Register, July 5, 1933

304 Lbs. — Newport Wharf, C. S. Hemstreet, August, 1908 — Source: Santa Ana Register, August 3, 1908

294 Lbs. — Newport Pier, D. C. Winans, August, 1908 — Source: Santa Ana Register, August 3, 1908

260 Lbs. — Newport Wharf, Dave Winans, June 1911 — Source: Santa Ana Register, June 26, 1911

286 Lbs. — Oceanside Pier, 1936—Source: Oceanside Pier Bait Shop

285 Lbs. — Avalon Pleasure Pier, John Kassar, December 9, 1918—Source: Catalina Islander, December 10, 1918

285 Lbs. — Redondo Beach Pier, A. E. Putter, May 19, 1918—Source: Santa Ana Register, May 20, 1918

278 Lbs. — Redondo Beach Pier, C. E. Allen, May 19, 1918— Source: Santa Ana Register, May 20, 1918

275 Lbs. — Redondo Pier No. 3, D. S. Martin, October 1, 1920— Source: Los Angeles Times

260 Lbs. — Newport Wharf, Dave Winans, June 1911—Source: Santa Ana Register, June 26, 1911

250 Lbs. — Stearns Wharf (Santa Barbara), Jo Delaney, 1886 —Source: San Francisco Chronicle, April 22, 1887

240 Lbs. — Redondo Pier No. 3, W. H. Clark, September 30, 1920—Source: Los Angeles Times

228 Lbs. — Redondo Pier No. 2, Carl Ahrens & Ralph Ahrens, May 23, 1909— Source: Los Angeles Times, May 30, 1909

225 Lbs. — Redondo Wharf No. 3, C. A. Ahrens, May 25, 1909—Source: Los Angeles Times, May 26, 1909

225 Lbs. — McFadden Wharf (Newport Beach), Mort Hubbard, July 10, 1889—Source: Santa Ana Weekly Blade, July 11, 1889

223 Lbs. — Redondo Beach Pier, James Helbach, May 19, 1912 — Source: Oakland Tribune, May 20, 1912

221 Lbs. — Long Wharf (Santa Monica), Joseph J. Embold, August 27, 1913—Source: Los Angeles Times, August 27, 1913\

202 Lbs. — Oceanside Pier, Charles Martin, 1933—Source: Los Angeles Times, August 24, 1934

200 Lbs. — Newport Pier, June 1902—Source: Los Angeles Times, June 5, 1902

≈ 200+ Lbs. — Newport Wharf, Frank Duffy, November 12, 1911— Source: Santa Ana Register, November 13, 1911

≈ 200+ Lbs. — Oceanside Pier, September 2002 (Released)—Source: Oceanside Pier Bait Shop

≈ 200 Lbs. — Oceanside Pier, June 2009 (Released)—Source: Oceanside Pier Bait Shop

≈ 200+ Lbs. — San Clemente Pier, August 2010—Source: PFIC

≈ 200+ Lbs. — San Clemente Pier, September 2015—Source: PFIC

200 Lbs. — Newport Wharf, Frank Duffly, November 1911Source: Santa Ana Register, November 13, 1911

175 Lbs. — Newport Wharf, Chas. Hall, September 1907 — Source: Santa Ana Register, September 10, 1907

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