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Freshwater World Records For Fish

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List of World Records For Fish Caught In Freshwater

" World Record Fish are categorized alphabetically and in lbs and oz  "  

Type of Fish Weight of Fish Fish Caught By Location  Date
Alligator Gar 279lbs Bill Valverde Rio Grande, TX December 2, 1951
American Shad 11lbs 4oz Bob Thibodo Conn. River, S. Hadley, MA May 19, 1986
Apache Trout 5lbs 3oz John Baldwin White Mountain, AZ May 29, 1991
Arctic Char 32lbs 9oz Jeffery Ward Tree River, Canada July 30, 1981
Arctic Grayling 5lbs 15oz Jeanne P. Branson Katseyedie River, N.W.T. August 16, 1967
Atlantic Salmon 79lbs 2oz Henrik Henriksen Tana River, Norway 1928
Barramundi 63lbs 2oz Scott Barnsley Queensland, Australia April 28, 1991
Bigmouth Buffalo 70lbs 5oz Delbert Sisk Bussey Brake, Bastrop, LA April 21, 1980
Black Buffalo 55lbs 8oz Edward H. McLain Cherokee Lake, TN May 3, 1984
Black Bullhead 8lbs Kani Evans Lake Waccabuc, NY August 1, 1951
Black Crappie 4lbs 8oz L. Carl Herring Jr. Kerr Lake, VA March 1, 1981
Blue Catfish 111lbs William McKinley Wheeler's Reservoir, TN July 5, 1996
Bluegill 4lbs 12oz T.S. Hudson Ketona Lake, AL April 9, 1950
Brook Trout 14lbs 8oz Dr. W.J. Cook Nipigon River, Ontario July, 1916
Bowfin 21lbs 8oz Robert L. Harmon Florence, SC January 29, 1980
Brown Bullhead 5lbs 11oz Robert Bengis Cedar Creek, FL March 28, 1995
Brown Trout 40lbs 4oz Rip Collins Little Red River, AR May 9, 1992
Bull Trout 32lbs N.L. Higgins Lake Pond Orielle, ID October 27, 1949
Burbot 18lbs 11oz Margit Agren Angenmanelren, Sweden October 22, 1996
Butterfly Peacock 10lbs 8oz Larry Larsen Raraima, Brazil March 21, 1994
Carp 75lbs 11oz Leo van der Gugten Lac de St. Cassien, France May 21, 1987
Channel Catfish 58lbs W.B. Whaley Santee-Cooper Res., SC July 7, 1964
Chain Pickerel 9lbs 6oz Baxley McQuaig Jr. Homerville, GA February 17, 1961
Chinook Salmon 97lbs 4oz Les Anderson Kenai River, AK May 17, 1985
Chum Salmon 35lbs Todd Johansson Edye Pass, Brit. Columbia July 11, 1995
Coho Salmon 33lbs 4oz Jerry Lifton Salmon River, Pulaski, NY September 27, 1989
Cutthroat Trout 41lbs John Skimmerhorn Pyramid Lake, NV December, 1925
Dolly Varden 18lbs 9oz Richard B. Evans Mashutuk River, AK July 13, 1993
Dorado 51lbs 5oz Armando Giudice Corrientes, Argentina September 27, 1984
Flathead Catfish 91lbs 4oz Mike Rogers Lake Lewisville, TX March 28, 1982
Flatwhiskered Catfish 9lbs 4oz Cavour Pieranti Rio Paraquai, Brazil September 11, 1996
Florida Gar 21lbs 3oz Jeff Sabol Boca Raton, FL June 3, 1981
Freshwater Drum 54lbs 8oz Benny E. Hull Nickajack Lake, TN April 20, 1972
Giant Tigerfish 97lbs Raymond Houtmans Zaire River, Kinshasa, Zaire July 9, 1988
Gilded Catfish 85lbs 8oz Gilberto Fernandes Amazon River, Brazil November 15, 1986
Gizzard Shad 4lbs 6oz Mike Berg Lake Michigan, IN March 2, 1996
Golden Trout 11lbs Charles S. Reed Cooks Lake, WY August 5, 1948
Goldfish 7lbs 2.4oz John Wiseman Lake Tawakoni, TX June 6, 2012
Grass Pickerel 1lbs Mike Berg Dewart Lake, IN June 9, 1990
Greater Redhorse 9lbs 3oz Jason Wilson Salmon River, Pulaski, NY May 11, 1985
Guadalupe Bass 3lbs 11oz Allen Christenson Jr. Lake Travis, TX September 25, 1983
Inconnu 53lbs Lawrence E. Hudnall Pah River, AK August 20, 1986
Kokanee 9lbs 6oz Norm Kuhn Okanagan Lake, British Columbia June 18, 1988
Lake Salmon 18lbs 4oz Steve Robinson Lake Tanganyika, Zambia December 1, 1987
Lake Sturgeon 168lbs Edward Paszkowski Georgian Bay, ON, Canada May 29, 1982
Lake Trout 72lbs Lloyd E. Bull Great Bear Lake, N.W.T. August 19, 1995
Lake Whitefish 14lbs 6oz Dennis M. Laycock Meaford, Ontario May 21, 1984
Largemouth Bass 22lbs 4oz George W. Perry Montgomery Lake, GA June 2, 1932
Longnose Gar 50lbs 5oz Townsend Miller Trinity River, TX July 30, 1954
Mountain Whitefish 5lbs 8oz Randy G. Woo Elbow River, Alberta August 1, 1995
Muskellunge 67lbs 8oz Cal Johnson Hayward, WI July 24, 1949
Nile Perch 213lbs 8oz Adrian Brayshaw Lake Nasser, Egypt December 18, 1997
Northern Pike 55lbs 1oz Lothar Louis Lake of Grefeern, Germany October 16, 1986
Pink Salmon 13lbs 1oz Ray Higaki St. Mary's River, Ontario September 23, 1992
Rainbow Trout 42lbs 2oz David Robert White Bell Island, AK June 22, 1970
Redeye Bass 8lbs 12oz Carl W. Davis Apalachicola River, FL January 28, 1995
Redfin Pickerel 2lbs 4oz Edward C. Davis St. Pauls, NC June 27, 1997
Redtail Catfish 97lbs 7oz Gilberto Fernandes Amazon River, Brazil July 16, 1988
Roanoke Bass 1lbs 5oz Tom Elkins Nottoway River, VA November 11, 1991
Rock Bass 3lbs Peter Gulgin York River, Ontario August 1, 1974
Round Whitefish 6lbs Allan J. Ristori Putahow River, Manitoba June 14, 1984
Sauger 8lbs 12oz Mike Fischer Lake Sakakawea, ND October 6, 1971
Sharptoothed Catfish 79lbs 5oz Hennie Moller Orange River, S. Africa December 5, 1992
Shortnose Gar 5lbs 12oz Donna K. Willmart Rend Lake, Ill July 16, 1995
Silver Redhorse 11lbs 7oz Neal D.G. Long Plum Creek, WI May 29, 1985
Smallmouth Bass 10lbs 14oz John T. Gorman Dale Hollow, TN April 24, 1969
Smallmouth Buffalo 82lbs 3oz Randy Collins Athens Lake, TX June 6, 1993
Sockeye Salmon 15lbs 3oz Stan Roach Kenai River, AK August 9, 1987
Speckled Peacock 27lbs Gerald (Doc) Lawson Rio Negro, Brazil December 4, 1994
Spotted Bass 9lbs 9oz Kirk Sakamoto Pine Flat Lake, CA October 12, 1996
Spotted Gar 9lbs 12oz Rick Rivard Lake Mevia, TX April 7, 1994
Striped Bass (landlocked) 67lbs 8oz Hank Ferguson O'Neill Forebay, San Luis, CA May 7, 1992
Suwannee Bass 3lbs 14oz Ronnie Everett Suwannee River, FL March 2, 1985
Tiger Muskellunge 51lbs 3oz John A. Knobla Lac Vieux-Desert, WI-MI July 16, 1919
Tiger Trout 20lbs 13oz Peter M. Friedland Lake Michigan, WI August 12, 1978
Tilapia 6lbs 5oz Marvin C. Smith Lake Arsenal, Costa Rica February 10, 1995
Walleye 25lbs Mabry Harper Old Hickory Lake, TN August 2, 1960
Warmouth 2lbs 7oz Tony D. Dempsey Guess Lake, Holt, FL October 19, 1985
White Bass 6lbs 13oz Ronald L. Sprouse Lake Orange, VA July 31, 1989
White Catfish 18lbs 14oz Jim Miller Inverness, FL September 21, 1991
White Crappie 5lbs 3oz Fred L. Bright Enid Dam, MS July 31, 1957
White Perch 4lbs 12oz Mrs. Earl Small Messalonskee Lake, ME June 4, 1949
White Sturgeon 468lbs Joey Pallotta III Benicia, CA July 9, 1983
Whiterock Bass 27lbs 5oz Jerald C. Shaum Greers Ferry Lake, AR April 24, 1997
Yellow Bass 2lbs 4oz Donald L. Stalker Lake Monroe, IN March 27, 1977
Yellow Bullhead 4lbs 4oz Emily Williams Mormon Lake, AZ May 11, 1984
Yellow Hybrid Bass 2lbs 5oz George Edwards Kiamichi River, OK March 26, 1991
Yellow Perch 4lbs 3oz Dr. C.C. Abbot Bordentown, NJ May, 1865
Zander 25lbs 2oz Harry Lee Tennison Trosa, Sweden June 12, 1986

 

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