Any Abalone ten inches or more is considered a trophy abalone. Here is what one looks like.
Paul Weston took this photo of one happy hunter of red treasure. Paul wrote, “[Here is a photo] I took of Louie Ozenne with a 10 1/4 inch Abalone taken on the outside of Schooner Gulch. The depth was between 25 and 30 feet. Louie was thrilled; his normal passive personality actually changed to one of an extrovert. Congratulations, Louie!”
Thanks to Paul for allowing me to share his photo and congratulations to Louie on his feat!