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There is a comprehensive study of the barred surf perch (Amphistichus argenteus) done by the Cal DFG years ago, which tells you a lot about the barred surf perch. One of the graphs in the article correlates size with length. (See below) The study is here: It has pictures of the study, which are kinda cool, like this one:
Anyhow, the info shown below would indicate that an 18inch BSP would be a really big one. It would suggest it's much more than 3-4 pounds. The largest BSP in the table is 354mm (~13.6 inches) and it would weigh 1.45 kg or 3.19 pounds. An 18 incher would be massive.

This post edited by Oldtimer 05/13/2008
 

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In fact, according to Fishbase

the maximum length for a barred surf perch is 43cm or 16.9 inches, so an 18 inch fish would likely be a world record.

Fishbase, by the way, is a great resource for the fisherman.
The page on perch is here.

The general search page is here.
 
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