Also known as the Pacific Dog Snapper, this is the largest snapper specie in the Pacific.
Landed by Gregory “Miles” Panto on April 16, 2018
Location-Sea of Cortez, just north of Los Barilles, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Angler Account: “I hooked it in about 100 ft of water, jigging a candy bar over a rock face, north of Punta Pescadora. The fish was weighed at Smokey’s in Los Barriles, just an hour and a half after getting it to the beach. Smokey’s weighs the local catch for anglers, it came in at exactly 45 lbs.”
Detailed account of the catch: “The morning of April 16th was the first calm day after a week of insane, unseasonable wind and the north swell was still almost big enough to keep me off the water. But I knew there had to be some really hungry fish and scattered bait, so I pushed out.