Some record California pier fish —

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

Record California Pier Fish

 Unofficial records —gathered from published reports

Giant (Black) Sea Bass —

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

167 Lbs. —Newport Pier, “Blackie” Haldman, October 1933 — Source: Santa Ana Register, October 24, 1933

157 Lbs. — Huntington Beach Pier, Mr. Warner, November 2, 1906 — Source: Santa Ana Register, November 3, 1906

135 Lbs. — Newport Wharf, Clarence Brown, John Luxembourger and Bruce         Scholes, April 1907 — Source: Santa Ana Register, April 22, 1907

Halibut —

62 ¼ lbs. — Los Angeles Long Wharf, August 17, 1917 — Source: Port of Los Angeles, A Phenomenon of the Railroad Era, Ernest Marquez, 1975

58 Lbs. 11 Oz — Santa Monica Pier, Darrell Barry, March 10, 2001 — Source: Several including Santa Monica Pier Bait Shop, PFIC and Western Outdoor News, March 23, 2001

45 ¾ lbs. — Balboa Pier, Harry Campbell, May 20, 1927 — Source: Santa Ana Register, May 21, 1927

45 ½ Lbs. — Redondo Beach Pier, Virginia Lively, June 24, 1975 — Source: Long Beach Independent, July 2, 1975

43 Lbs. — Capitola Wharf, Wilbur Boyea, May 14, 1934 — Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 16, 1934

41 lbs. — Santa Monica Pier, Hoyt Holdridge, March 1957 — Source: San Bernardino County Sun, March 5, 1957

40 Lbs. — Seacliff Pier (Aptos), August 1942 — Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 6, 1942

39 Lbs. — Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, July 1949 —  Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 31, 1949

38 Lbs. — Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, May 1953 — Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 6, 1953

37 Lbs. — Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf — Clarence Hegewood, July 22, 1942 — Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 23, 1942

35 Lbs. — Ocean Park Pier, F. A. Buchanan, May 1908 — Source: Los Angeles Herald, May 31, 1908

35 Lbs. — Newport Pier, August 1940 — Source: Santa Ana Register, August 2, 1940

35 Lbs. — Paradise Cove Pier (Malibu), William Cambier, January 1967 — Source: Valley News, January 26, 1967

33 Lbs. — Point Mugu Fish Camp Pier, W. J. Stuart, August 1935 — Source: Oxnard Daily Courier, August 3, 1935

32 Lbs. — Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, June 23, 1948 — Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 24, 1948

30 Lbs. — Balboa Pier, Maybelle Davis, May 1934 — Source: Santa Ana Register, May 21, 1934

Yellowtail —

48.5 Lbs. —Crystal Pier, Tony Troncale, August 6, 2012 — Source: James Barrick, Crystal Pier Bait Shop & PFI

35 Lbs. — Crystal Pier, San Diego, August 2012 — Source: James Barrick, Crystal Pier Bait Shop

33 ½ Lbs. — Wharf #3 (Redondo Beach), August 24, 1910 — Source: Santa Ana Register, August 25, 1910

33 Lbs. — Newport Wharf, E. P. Deffley, May 1909 — Source: Los Angeles Herald, May 22, 1909

30 Lbs. — Huntington Beach Pier, Earl Nelson, May 7, 1934 — Source: Santa Ana Register, May 8, 1934

26 Lbs. — Balboa Pier, August 1907 —  Source: Santa Ana Register, August 2, 1907

White Sea Bass —

61 LBS. — Newport Pier, Roger Jackson, December 1, 1927 — Source: Santa Ana Register, December 1, 1927

50 LBS. — Imperial Beach Pier,  “Oyuki”, October 2014 — Source: sdfish.com (October 28, 2014) and Oceanic Angler (oceanicangler.com), November 11, 2014

48 LBS. — Newport Pier, June 1, 1934 — Source: Santa Ana Register, June 2, 1934

41 Lbs. — Point Mugu Pier, Charles S. Leonard, August, 1959 — Source: Oxnard Press-Courier, August 5, 1959

36 ½ Lbs — Balboa Pier, Ed Steif, May 30, 1928 — Source: Santa Ana Register, May 31, 1928

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