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  • Awards Bob Herder Light Tackle Gil Keech Heavy Tackle Conservation Award IGFA Chester H Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award IGFA International Committee of Representatives Partners Corporate Partners Become a Corporate Partner Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Yellowtail California Seriola lalandi Gill 1863 CARANGIDAE FAMILY Occurs in some abundance throughout the Gulf of California and along the Pacific coast of North America from Baja California Mexico to Los Angeles California Less commonly it has been reported farther north and on rare occasions as far north

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  • Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Yellowtail southern Seriola lalandi Cuvier Valenciennes 1833 CARANGIDAE FAMILY also called yellowtail kingfish king yellowtail northern kingfish Cape yellowtail amberfish halfkoort Occurs south of the equator not in equatorial waters off Argentina southern Brazil St Helena South Africa Australia and North Island New Zealand North of the equator the southern yellowtail is replaced by the California yellowtail Seriola lalandi dorsalis Gill 1863 and the Asian yellowtail Seriola lalandi aureovittata Schlegel 1844 It is currently believed that the worldwide yellowtail complex is one species Seriola lalandi However three subspecies are recognized primarily because of their disjunct distribution and the fact that they do not interact The subspecies are California yellowtail Seriola lalandi dorsalis Asian yellowtail Seriola lalandi aureovittata and southern yellowtail Seriola lalandi lalandi The yellowtail is a coastal schooling fish that sometimes enters estuaries It has been reported to occur occasionally in very large schools in the Gulf of California It feeds predominantly in the morning and late afternoon on small fishes invertebrates and pelagic crabs Small to medium size fish generally undertake seasonal migrations Larger individuals are more solitary and less migratory The yellowtail is easily recognized by its bright yellow tail and a characteristic brass colored stripe that runs along the median line of the flanks from the tip of the snout to the tail It is closely related to the greater amberjack It can be distinguished by the greater number of developed gill rakers 21 28 on the first arch while the amberjack has

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  • Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Perch Nile Lates niloticus Linneaus 1758 CENTROPOMIDAE FAMILY also called giant perch Niger perch Endemic to the African continent they can be found in rivers and lakes in tropical regions It is known to be present in the Blue and White Niles the Niger and Benue rivers and in lakes Rudolph Albert Tanganyika Fayoum and Menzaleh Good Nile perch fishing is well known below the Aswan Dam and at the junction of the Blue and White Niles Until recently there were no Nile perch in Lake Victoria but recent introductions of this species into Lake Victoria have been extremely successful and the species is said to be prolific there now due to the availability of plentiful forage fish It looks very much like a larger version of the barramundi in fact they are close relatives in the Centropomidae Family Adults Nile perch are generally brown to greenish brown above and silvery below The top of the head is strongly depressed as in the barramundi and its relative across the sea the snook It has a rounded convex tail Fish of 6 5 ft 2 m long and weighing 176 lb 80 kg have been caught and recorded by native fishermen and are said

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  • Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Perch white Morone americana Gmelin 1788 MORONIDAE FAMILY also called narrow mouthed bass sea perch The white perch is most commonly found in brackish waters of the Atlantic coast of North America from South Carolina north to the upper St Lawrence River and the southern Gulf of St Lawrence as well as throughout Nova Scotia to Cape Breton Island Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick It is especially abundant in the Hudson River and the Chesapeake Bay area and is quite common in Lake Ontario In Lake Erie it seems to be replaced by the white bass Morone chrysops Despite its common name the white perch is actually a bass and a close relative of the white bass and the striped bass M saxatilis It is smaller shorter and stockier than the striped bass but is very similar in appearance to the white bass The most noticeable difference is that the white perch lacks the stripes that are present on both of the other species The white perch is far more coastal in occurrence than the white bass and most of the overlap in their distributions occurs in the area of the Great Lakes and upper

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  • IGFA | 2014 Summer Movie Night Series-June
    Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award IGFA International Committee of Representatives Partners Corporate Partners Become a Corporate Partner Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits 2014 Summer Movie Night Series June Please join us Thursday June 19th 6 8 pm IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Museum Reserve your seats today The first Movie Night will take place on Thursday June 19 th from 6 8 pm In celebration of the IGFA s 75 th Anniversary month the IGFA was officially founded in New York on June 7 1939 we will be hosting an IGFA birthday party To commemorate the occasion we will pay tribute to writer and past IGFA Vice President Philip Wylie A member of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Wylie was a prominent writer and sportsman who created the popular Crunch Des sport fishing short stories His stories were turned into a much enjoyed though nearly impossible to find today 1950s television show of the same name Don t miss out on enjoying two episodes from this nostalgic show with us at the June Movie Night June Movie Night will also feature an opening

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  • Tackle Gil Keech Heavy Tackle Conservation Award IGFA Chester H Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award IGFA International Committee of Representatives Partners Corporate Partners Become a Corporate Partner Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Return to Galleries Gallery Hot Catches October 2012 Freshwater The bite turned on for three ambitious freshwater anglers in this month s edition of IGFA Hot Catches These potential world records from Australia Canada French Guiana and Florida in the US have just arrived at IGFA headquarters and are awaiting review by

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  • of Representatives Partners Corporate Partners Become a Corporate Partner Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Return to Galleries Gallery Hot Catches October 2012 Saltwater The IGFA World Records committee has a full plate of records to review this month including these six saltwater highlights Anglers in Australia and both coasts of the United States are certainly eager to hear word of the potential new black grouper Atlantic snook Pacific halibut and southern bluefin tuna records but one more record application may be drawing a

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  • Award IGFA Chester H Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award IGFA International Committee of Representatives Partners Corporate Partners Become a Corporate Partner Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Return to Galleries Gallery July 2012 Hot Catches Standing records for swordfish whiterock bass largemouth bass Atlantic halibut and more are being challenged in this month s edition of the IGFA Hot Catches This selection of the latest potential records from Australia the Clipperton Atoll Germany New Zealand Norway South Africa and Florida and Nebraska in the United

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