Caught Our Eyes: A Fish Tale?

Cataloger Greg Marcangelo turned up this image–a record catch from an August fishing expedition nearly 110 years ago.

Edward Llewellen with the World's Record Black Sea Bass, which he caught, (425 lbs.), at Catalina Island, Calif., Aug. 26, 1903

Edward Llewellen with the World’s Record Black Sea Bass, which he caught, (425 lbs.), at Catalina Island, Calif., Aug. 26, 1903. Photo by Ironmonger, copyrighted 1903 Sept. 5. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b03723

Greg notes, “As a Pisces, I’m always on the lookout for nice pictures of fish.  But this – is it even real??  A quick internet search confirms that Giant Sea Bass may reach these proportions!”

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