Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis)

(Bloch, 1790); LOBOTIDAE FAMILY; also called buoy fish, buoy bass, blackfish, chobie, triplefin, flasher, lumpfish, snagdrifter, croupia roche, matsudai, dormilona, black perch, jumping cod
A cosmopolitan fish, tripletail live in tropical and subtropical seas worldwide. Their range is widespread through the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
They are deep bodied perch like fish with rounded dorsal and anal fins extending almost to the tail. At first glance they appear to have three tails, hence the most commonly used name, tripletail. Their color varies widely, from shades of yellow brown,... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
19.20 kg (42 lb 5 oz)
Zululand, South Africa
07-Jun-1989
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
71.0 cm
East Bay, Louisiana, USA
11-Sep-2018
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
5.75 kg (12 lb 10 oz)
Naples, Florida, USA
15-Sep-1997
M-02 kg (4 lb)
8.19 kg (18 lb 1 oz)
Loxahatchee River, Jupiter, Florida, USA
20-Mar-2010
M-03 kg (6 lb)
10.60 kg (23 lb 6 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
13-May-1997
M-04 kg (8 lb)
11.79 kg (26 lb 0 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
14-Oct-1993
M-06 kg (12 lb)
11.90 kg (26 lb 4 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
20-Jun-1997
M-06 kg (12 lb) (tie)
11.90 kg (26 lb 4 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
24-Jul-2000
M-08 kg (16 lb)
14.96 kg (33 lb 0 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
07-May-1997
M-10 kg (20 lb)
18.51 kg (40 lb 13 oz)
Ft. Pierce, Florida, USA
04-Mar-1998
M-15 kg (30 lb)
16.32 kg (36 lb 0 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
06-Aug-2000
M-24 kg (50 lb)
17.64 kg (38 lb 14 oz)
Hampton River, Georgia, USA
19-Jun-2005
W-01 kg (2 lb)
6.44 kg (14 lb 3 oz)
Sebastian, Florida, USA
03-Jul-2008
W-02 kg (4 lb)
8.61 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
22-Oct-2006
W-03 kg (6 lb)
8.02 kg (17 lb 11 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
19-Jun-1997
W-04 kg (8 lb)
11.56 kg (25 lb 8 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
03-Jun-1997
W-06 kg (12 lb)
10.43 kg (23 lb 0 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
08-Jul-2001
W-08 kg (16 lb)
10.27 kg (22 lb 10 oz)
Matagorda Bay, Texas, USA
09-Sep-1995
W-10 kg (20 lb)
11.79 kg (26 lb 0 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
26-Jun-1996
W-15 kg (30 lb)
17.50 kg (38 lb 9 oz)
Mapelane Estuary, K.Z.N., South Africa
02-Mar-1999
W-24 kg (50 lb)
11.33 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
23-Jun-1997
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
3.62 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Flamingo, Florida, USA
20-Jun-1994
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.10 kg (11 lb 3 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
31-Mar-2006
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
7.03 kg (15 lb 8 oz)
Collier Co., Florida, USA
06-Nov-1996
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
6.69 kg (14 lb 12 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
11-Jul-1996
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
8.61 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Sebastian, Florida, USA
03-Jan-1997
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
10.00 kg (22 lb 4 oz)
Apalachicola, Florida, USA
28-Aug-2004
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
7.63 kg (16 lb 13 oz)
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
09-Jul-2010
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
2.49 kg (5 lb 8 oz)
Challenger Banks, Bermuda
29-Aug-2007
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
3.40 kg (7 lb 8 oz)
Cape Sable, Florida, USA
21-Jul-2011
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Flamingo, Florida, USA
25-Mar-2011
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
3.12 kg (6 lb 14 oz)
Flamingo, Florida, USA
25-Mar-2011
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Apalachicola, Florida, USA
19-May-2019
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.31 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Apalachicola, FL, USA
12-Jul-2020
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
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Knapps Point, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
17-Mar-2006
F-Smallfry
7.03 kg (15 lb 8 oz)
Sapelo Sound, Georgia, USA
31-Jul-2012
M-Junior
16.32 kg (36 lb 0 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
06-Aug-2000
M-Smallfry
11.50 kg (25 lb 5 oz)
Flying Fish Point, Australia
06-Dec-2011

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