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7 Best World Record Snook Catches of All Time

These seven snook comprise the IGFA current world records exceeding 50 pounds — let's count them down

7 Best World Record Snook Catches of All Time

Believe it or not, this fish is at the tail end of our list. Caught in Quepos, Costa Rica by Gabriel Fernandez Tefel from North Carolina in 2016. Photo credit: IGFA

A snook is a snook, you might think. But it’s not that simple, particularly for the keeper of world-record catches, the International Game Fish Association. In fact, there are many species of snook, of the genus Centropomus. The IGFA keeps separate all-tackle records for catches of 10 species: common, fat, Mexican, Pacific, Pacific black, Pacific blackfin, Pacific white, swordspine and tarpon snook. Some of these are little fellers, topping out at just a couple of pounds or so, while others may reach more than 20 pounds. But only three species have busted through that magic 50-pound mark: the common snook (Atlantic), Pacific black and Pacific white.

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