California angler Brian Fagan landed this monster 33.65 kg (74 lb 3 oz) white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) while fishing nearshore kelp beds from his kayak off La Jolla, California, USA.
The sun was just coming up when the live greenback mackerel Fagan had on for bait got crushed.
For 30 minutes Fagan battled the fish from his kayak, until he could finally bring it close enough to gaff. If approved, the catch will earn Fagan the new men’s 37 kg (80 lb) line class record, as he was fishing with 65 lb rated braided line. The current IGFA world record is 33.56 kg (74 lb).