Steve Redding Award

over 50 lbs over 35 lbs over 25 lbs over 10 lbs
Diver  White Sea Bass Yellowtail Halibut Calico Bass Achieved
Todd Bergenbring 76.96 35.50 31.80 2001
Skip Hellen 52.60 38.12 36.40 2002
Richard Balta 50.60 52.00 28.00 2003
Daniel Carlberg 55.00 38.12 27.00 2003
Rene Rojas 56.80 42.00 10.90 2004
Brandon Wahlers 59.00 35.52 39.50 2006
Kelsey Albert 51.00 36.00 28.00
Mike Thomas 54.60 43.2 28.00 2012
Ryan Moore 55.40 42.05  11.25 2013
Thom Fogerty 29.70
Steve Leigh 57.40
Paul Romanoski 51.92
Nelson Dooley 53.40
Marcos Pinho 53.00
Eddie Ota 54.00 30.03
Al Schneppershoff 56.40
Doug Van Mullem 57.13
Clint Koberstien 53.42 41.24
Stathis Kostopolis 27.00
Carlos Serrett 27.40
Erik Banados 56.75 11.30
Erez Abayov 51.80
Fil Labastida 58.52 36.12
Howard Saxton 26.00
Kent Hill 61.80
Joe Kalohi 53.50
Randy Weston 57.52 42.80
John Hanson 53.65 40.31
Ed Glass 51.20 34.25
Ryan Moore 55.40 30.40 11.25
Richie Ota 53.01 10.35
Anthony Funiciello 50.60
Bill Ernst 93.40
Joe Farlo 57.00 36.4
Sonny Sethi 56.20
Ryan Petit 38.9 11.60
Derek Kimball 53.95
Landon Faulkner 61.50
Tyson Curtis 50.00  37.15
Brian Dreiling  37.50
Petros Yiannikouros 68.70
NOTE: Redding Award must consist of a WSB, Yellowtail AND Halibut OR Calico Bass.


In California

Common fish name Scientific fish name Lbs. OZ Diver Date Location
Barracuda, Pacific Sphyraena argentea 13 3 Gary Thompson 1974 San Clemente
Bass, Barred Sand Paralabrax nebulifer 9 8 Marcos Pinho 1997 L.B. Breakwall
Bass, Giant (Black) Sea Stereolepis gigas 388 0 Gary Thompson 1973 Santa Cruz Island
Bass, Kelp (Calico) Paralabrax clathratus 11 12 George Boss 1973 San Clemente Island
Bass, White Sea Bass  ** Atractoscion nobilis 93.40 Bill Ernst 2009 Malibu, California
Bonito, Pacific Sarda chiliensis 15 2 Skip Hellen 2003 Cortez Banks
Cabezon Scorpaenichthys marmoratus 12.4 Decimal Richard Balta 2007 L.B. Breakwall
Corbina Menticirrhus undulatus 4 8 Carlos Serret 1997 Laguna Beach
Croaker, Spotfin Roncador stearnsii 5.1 Decimal Paul Romanowski 1997 Laguna Beach
Dorado, Dolphine Fish Coryphaena hippurus 24.4 Decimal Paul Romanowski 2005 Oceanside
Halibut, California Paralichthys californicus 42 8 Randy Weston 2005 Palos Verdes
Lingcod Ophiodon elongatus 27 8 Gary Thompson 1987 San Simeon
Ocean Whitefish Cualolatilus princeps 9.01 Decimal Paul Romanowski 2001 Santa Barbara Island
Opaleye Girella nigricans 6 8 Ken Pitcher 1977 Corral Beach
Perch, Rubberlip Rhacochilus toxotes 4 4 Al Schneppershoff 1987 San Simeon
Rockfish (Vermilion) Sebastes miniatus 9 0 Rene Rojas 1990 San Simeon
Sea Bass, White Atractoscion nobilis 93.4 Decimal Bill Ernst 2007 Co. Line, Malibu
Sheephead, California Semicossyphus pulcher 31 0 Peter Marley 1989 Anacapa Island
Triggerfish, Finescale Balistes polylepis 4 15 Paul Romanowski 1997 San Clemente Island
Tuna, Pacific Bluefin Thunnus thynnus orientalis 23 3 Gary Thompson 1985 Catalina Island
Tuna, Yellowfin Thunnus albacares 32.54 Decimal Gerald Lim 2001 Mackerel Bank
Yellowtail, Northern Seriola lalandi dorsalis 59 8 Ed Glass 1989 Santa Barbara Island
California Spiny Lobster Panulirus interruptus 14 8 Eric Huff 1992 Palos Verdes
Red Abalone Haliotis rufescens 10 1/8” Gary Thompson 1972 Leo Carrillo
Rock Scallop Crassedoma giganteum 8 11/16” Gary Thompson 1975 Leo Carrillo
** IUSA World Record


Outside California

Common fish name Scientific fish name Lbs. OZ Diver Date Location 
Amberjack, Almaco Seriola rivoliana 108.50 Richard Balta 2012 South Baja, Mexico
Baracuda, Great Sphyraena barracuda 38.60 Richard Balta 2006 New Orleans, Louisiana
Bass, Giant (Black) Sea  * Stereolepis gigas 450.00 Ed Gulley 1968 Mexico
Bass, Striped Morone saxatilis 65.00 Rene Rojas 2009
Bluefish (Sablefish) Pomatomus saltatrix 12.25 Kelsey Albert 2011 Carolinas
Cabrilla, Spotted  ** Epinephelus analogus 52.00 Brandon Wahlers 2003 Tortuga, Mexico
Cobia Rachycentron canadum 43.00 Paul Romanowski 2009
Copper Moki Latridopsis Forsteri 12.19 John Iwaniec 2007 White Isl. New Zealand
Dorado Coryphaena hippurus 27.00 Larry Carter 2000 Mexico
Grouper, Broomtail Mycteroperca xenarcha 123.00 Brian Dreiling 2003 Tortuga, Mexico
Grouper, Gag Mycteroperca microlepis 15.00 Rene Rojas 2005 South Carolina
Grouper, Gulf Mycteroperca jordani 148.20 Richard Balta 2006 Conception Bay, Mexico
Grouper, Leopard Mycteroperca rosacea 29.10 Richard Balta 2012 South Baja, Mexico
Grouper, Marbled Epinephelus Polyphekadion 33.20 John Iwaniec 2001 Okinawa, Japan
Grouper, Sawtail Mycteroperca prionura 17.30 Ryan Moore 2006 Santa Rosalia, Mexico
Jack, Crevalle Caranx hippos 30.80 Richard Balta 2006 New Orleans, Louisiana
Jack, Horse Eye Caranx Latus 16.20 Randy Weston 2007 Puerto Villarta, Mexico
Jack, Yellow Caranx bartholomaei 15.41 Erik Banados 2007 Cozumel, Mexico
Job Fish (Green) Aprion virescens 20.50 John Iwaniec 2003 Port Allen
Mackerel, Narrowbarred Spanish Scomberomorus commerson 30.00 Gerald Lim 1992 Malaysia
Marlin, Black Makaira indica 220.00 Stathis Kostopoulos 2003 La Paz, Mexico
Milkfish Chanos chanos 27.50 Erik Banados 2007 La Paz, Mexico
Parrotfish, Azure Scarus compressus 19.60 Ryan Moore 2005 Gonzaga, Mexico
Parrotfish, Bumphead Scarus perrico  12.00 2 Clint Koberstein 2002 La Paz, Mexico
Pompano, African Alectis ciliaris 45.75 Kelsey Albert 2011 Cape Hatteras, NC
Porgy (Hawaiian Mu) Monotaxis grandoculis 5.10 Paul Romanowski 2004 Waimanalo, Hawaii
Rainbow Runner Elagatis bipinnulata 16.00 John Iwaniec 2000 Tagumi, Island
Roosterfish Nematistius pectoralis 54.00 Brandon Wahlers 2005 Mulege, Mexico
Rudderfish (Hawaiian, Nenue) Kyphosus cinerescens 9.40 Paul Romanoski 2004 Waimanalo, Hawaii
Sailfish, Pacific Istiophorus platypterus 122.70 Larry Carter 2001 La Paz, Mexico
Sierra Scomberomorus sierra 5.00 1 Fil Labastida 2003 La Paz, Mexico
Snapper, Colorado Lutjanus Colorado 14.20 Randy Weston 2008 Punta Mita, Mexico
Snapper, Dog Tooth Lutjanus, jocu 56.00 Gerald Lim 1998 La Paz, Mexico
Snapper, Mexican Barred Pargo Hoplopagrus guentheri  20.12 Brandon Wahlers 2004 BOLA, Mexico
Snapper, Pacific Cubera Lutjanus novemfasciatus  65.00 Ed Glass 1988 Mexico
Snapper, Pacific Red Lutjanus peru 26.80 Erik Banados 2009
Snapper, Twin Spot Lutjanus Bohar 25.10 John Iwaniec 2001 Okinawa, Japan
Snapper, Yellow  ** Lutianus argentiventris  12.00 9 Al Schneppershoff 1997 Tortuga, Mexico
Trevally, Bluefin Caranx melampygus 13.08 Craig Dockendorf 2008 Oahu, Hawaii
Trevally, Giant (Ulua) Caranx cheilio 88.26 Paul Romanoski 2004 Hana, Maui, Hawaii
Trevally, Golden Gnathanodon speciosus 14.10 Joe Farlo 2008 Puerto Villarta, Mexico
Trevally, Yellow Spot (Island Jack) Carangoides orthogrammus  8.00 Brandon Wahlers 2004 Oahu, Hawaii
Triggerfish, Blunthead Pseudobalistes naufragium 12.00 Tim Driskell 2004 La Paz, Mexico
Tuna, Atlantic Bluefin Thunnus Thynnus 92.40 Stathis Kostopoulos 2008 Greece
Tuna, Black Skipjack Euthynnus lineatus 6.00 Stathis Kostopoulos 2003 La Paz, Mexico
Tuna, Pacific Bluefin Thunnus thynnus orientalis 27.00 Jerry Beltran 1985 Mexico
Tuna, Yellowfin Thunnus albacares 311.30 Stathis Kostopoulos 2005 Costa Rica
Wahoo Acanthocybium solandri 83.00 Kent Hill 2000 Mexico
Yellowtail, S Pacific  ** Seriola lalandi grandis 101.85 Rene Rojas 2001 New Zealand
Yellowtail, Northern ** Seriola lalandi dorsails 86.70 Brandon Wahlers 2009 Guadalupe Island, Mexico
* Estimated Weight
** IUSA World Record
NOTE: All new OUT of state record fish must be at least 10.00lbs to be listed. The others under 10lbs have been grandfathered in.