Seatrout, spotted (Cynoscion nebulosus)

(Cuvier, 1830); SCIAENIDAE FAMILY; also called spotted weakfish, spotted squeteague, speckled trout, gator trout, winter trout, salmon trout, black trout
Occurs in the western Atlantic Ocean from New York to the Gulf of Mexico, from Virginia southward, particularly off the coasts of North Carolina and Texas. An in shore, schooling species, it usually inhabits the shallow areas of bays and estuaries. They range as far north as Long Island in late spring.
Two large, recurvate canine teeth in the front of the upper jaw stand out noticeably. There are round black spots on the back and upper flan... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
7.92 kg (17 lb 7 oz)
Ft. Pierce, Florida, USA
11-May-1995
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
86.0 cm
Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA
01-Jun-2015
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.56 kg (10 lb 1 oz)
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
16-Apr-1983
M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.47 kg (12 lb 1 oz)
Money Point, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
30-Jan-2006
M-03 kg (6 lb)
5.98 kg (13 lb 3 oz)
Ft. Pierce, Florida, USA
01-Jun-1980
M-04 kg (8 lb)
6.12 kg (13 lb 8 oz)
Texas City Flats, Texas, USA
17-Nov-1984
M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida, USA
10-Aug-1972
M-08 kg (16 lb)
5.66 kg (12 lb 8 oz)
Crystal River, Florida, USA
08-Dec-1983
M-08 kg (16 lb) (tie)
5.69 kg (12 lb 9 oz)
Spruce Creek, Ponce Island, Florida, USA
09-Mar-1986
M-10 kg (20 lb)
7.92 kg (17 lb 7 oz)
Ft. Pierce, Florida, USA
11-May-1995
W-01 kg (2 lb)
4.36 kg (9 lb 10 oz)
Texas City Flats, Texas, USA
27-Oct-1984
W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.70 kg (10 lb 6 oz)
Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA
10-Apr-1984
W-03 kg (6 lb)
6.37 kg (14 lb 1 oz)
Satellite Beach, Florida, USA
21-Apr-1984
W-04 kg (8 lb)
6.52 kg (14 lb 6 oz)
Texas City Flats, Texas, USA
17-Nov-1984
W-06 kg (12 lb)
5.49 kg (12 lb 2 oz)
Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA
06-May-1986
W-08 kg (16 lb)
5.31 kg (11 lb 11 oz)
Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA
11-Jan-1987
W-10 kg (20 lb)
4.79 kg (10 lb 9 oz)
Banana River, Florida, USA
12-Jul-1979
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Mosquito Lagoon, Florida, USA
24-Mar-2018
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.62 kg (10 lb 3 oz)
Port Isabel, Texas, USA
12-May-2001
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
4.56 kg (10 lb 1 oz)
Port Isabel, Texas, USA
26-Oct-2002
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
5.21 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Banana River, Merritt Island, Florida, USA
06-Jun-1992
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
5.21 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
17-Feb-2007
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
7.00 kg (15 lb 6 oz)
Port Isabel, Texas, USA
23-May-2002
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.19 kg (2 lb 10 oz)
Indian River Lagoon, Florida, USA
12-Feb-2016
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.58 kg (3 lb 8 oz)
San Carlos Bay, Florida, USA
19-Dec-2001
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Titusville, Florida, USA
30-Jul-2016
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.95 kg (6 lb 8 oz)
Mosquito Lagoon, Florida, USA
23-Jan-2014
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
3.18 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
Mosquito Lagoon, Florida, USA
23-Jan-2014
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
3.40 kg (7 lb 8 oz)
Terry Cove, Orange Beach, Alabama, USA
12-Jul-2007
F-Smallfry
3.54 kg (7 lb 13 oz)
Mosquito Lagoon, Florida, USA
13-Jul-2007
M-Junior
5.01 kg (11 lb 1 oz)
St. Lucie River, Stuart, Florida, USA
24-May-1997
M-Smallfry
4.19 kg (9 lb 4 oz)
Mosquito Lagoon, Florida, USA
30-Mar-2002

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