All good, what goes around comes around, I most certainly have and probably will continue to mis-ID a few marine mammals that you would know in a heartbeat, and I have done my fair share of mis-ID fish too. As per the record or no record, in current and unfortunately likely foreseeable times of changing, uncertain and often diminishing fishing opportunities it seems important to enjoy and find something memorable in any outing and catch (even the skunk days!), with the right attitude it makes for a more fulfilling experience, from your opening post it seems you do that, so more power to you!Hmm, upon further review, I think you're right about this great sculpin identification. Shitballs. There goes that world record.
Good thing I'm not an ichthyologist!