2018 Annual Awards

2018 Al Schuck Awards

  • Sonny Sethi – November 2018

2018 Ed Gulley Award

  • Sebastian Brandhorst – 743.63 Points

2018 Top Five Awards

  1. Sebastian Brandhorst – 743.63 Points
  2. Erik Sochin – 483.44 Points
  3. Sonny Sethi – 370.88 Points
  4. Orlando Rojas – 357.07 Points
  5. Daniel Baranbo – 337.78 Points

2018 Larry Staat Award

  • Rob Hesse – 142.49 Points

2018 Largest Yellowtail in California Award

  • Randy Mora – 38.6 pounds (Cortes Bank)

2018 Clint Kolberstein Largest Lobster Award

  • Richard Balta – 11.02 pounds (Long Beach)

2018 Largest Abalone Award

  • None

2018 Largest Open Water Fish Outside California Award

  • None

2018 Largest Reef Fish Outside California Award

  • Frank Sanchez – Almaca Jack 63.3 pounds (Costa Rica)

2018 Largest Fish in California Award

  • Daniel Baranbo – Bluefin Tuna 251 pounds (San Clemente Island)

2018 Top New Competitor Award

  • None

2018 New All Time Records Outside California

  • Eric Huff – Nassau Grouper 18.0 pounds (Belize)
  • Frank Sanchez – Colorado Snapper 21.01 pounds (Costa Rica)
  • Frank Sanchez – Jack Crevalle 32.8 pounds (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Randy Weston – Rainbow Runner 16.07 pounds (Puerto Vallart)

2018 New All Time Records in California

  • Daniel Baranbo – Sculpin 2.2 pounds (Dana Point)

2018 Redding Fish

  • Mike Raabe – WSB 51.1 pounds (Palos Verdes)
  • Andy Glenn – WSB 54.3 pounds (Palos Verdes)
  • Frank Sanchez – Halibut 25.1 pounds (Saint Nicolas)
  • Erik Sochin – WSB 52.6 pounds (Palos Verdes)
  • Randy Mora – Yellowtail 38.6 pounds (Cortes Bank)

2018 Medallion Awards

Species Diver Weight (lbs) Location
Corbina Art Frick 3.37 Santa Monica Bay
Dorado Erez 9.74 Scramble Meet
Halibut Frank Sanchez 25.10 Saint Nicolas
Half Moon Art Frick 1.04 1000 Steps
Kelp Bass (Calico) Scott Blumer 7.95 Hawthorne Trail
Kelp Fish Chris Jorgensberg 1.21 Leo Carillo
Kelp Rockfish Matt Beller 1.05 Leo Carillo
Ling Cod Daniel Baranbo 13.08 San Simeon
Mangrove Snapper Frank Sanchez 7.40 Jacksonville, FL
Midshipman Art Frick 1.83 Venice
Ocean Whitefish Sebastian Brandhorst 1.05 Leo Carillo
Opaleye Sebastian Brandhorst 3.44 1000 Steps
Rubberlip Perch Rob Hess 2.35 1000 Steps
Sand Bass Andy Glenn 1.66 Leo Carillo
Sargo Sebastian Brandhorst 2.26 1000 Steps
Sculpin Daniel Baranbo 2.20 Dana Point
Sheephead Sonny Sethi 24.86 Dana Point
Striped Bass Daniel Baranbo 6.20 Redondo Beach
Trigger Fish Orlando Rojas 2.96 1000 Steps
White Seabass Joe Farlo 73.2 Palos Verdes
Zebra Perch Rob Hesse 2.17 White’s Point