Barracuda, Mexican (Sphyraena ensis)

Barracuda, Mexican / Sphyraena ensis (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882); SPHYRAENIDAE FAMILY
Mexican Barracuda are a marine, pelagic species found from Baja, Mexico to Ecuador. Like most species of barracuda, Mexican barracuda are voracious predators that feed on other small fishes and are also very popular with recreational anglers. The Mexican Barracuda is often confused with a sympatric, or overlapping, species with a similar appearance, the Pacific Barracuda. However, the dorsal and pelvic fins of the Mexican barracuda are positioned just behind the tip of the pectoral fin when depressed along the... Read More

 
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
1.58 kg (3 lb 7 oz)
Quepos, Costa Rica
04-Jun-2015
M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.99 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica
24-Aug-2012
W-01 kg (2 lb)
2.55 kg (5 lb 10 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
26-Dec-2009
W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.83 kg (6 lb 4 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
27-Dec-2009
W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.99 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica
09-Jul-2011
W-04 kg (8 lb)
4.35 kg (9 lb 10 oz)
Drake Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
23-Dec-2018
W-06 kg (12 lb)
10.74 kg (23 lb 11 oz)
Flamingo Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
03-Sep-2014
W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.70 kg (10 lb 6 oz)
Drake Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
23-Dec-2018
W-10 kg (20 lb)
9.21 kg (20 lb 5 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
29-Jan-2010
W-15 kg (30 lb)
7.34 kg (16 lb 3 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
29-Jan-2010
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.57 kg (1 lb 4 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
08-Feb-2010
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
1.56 kg (3 lb 7 oz)
Quepos, Costa Rica
17-Jun-2015
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.18 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
26-Dec-2009
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
3.18 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
26-Dec-2015
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
4.00 kg (8 lb 14 oz)
Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
24-Dec-2018
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.36 kg (3 lb 0 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
26-Dec-2009
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
1.58 kg (3 lb 8 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
26-Dec-2009
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.32 kg (5 lb 2 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
27-Dec-2009
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
2.83 kg (6 lb 4 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
27-Dec-2009
F-Smallfry
2.13 kg (4 lb 11 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
19-Dec-2015
M-Smallfry
7.94 kg (17 lb 8 oz)
Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica
10-Aug-2012

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