Largemouth Bass Records for All 50 States – (Photo Gallery)

*(Via FWC) – “Certified state record fish must be legally caught using an active hook-and-line method (including a proper license or exemption) by sport fishing methods, identified by a Commission biologist and weighed on a certified scale. Uncertified state records (indicated below by an asterisk) are believed accurate based on reliable witnesses and other evidence but are not certifiable, or they were caught by other than legal sport fishing methods.

To set a new record, you just need to exceed the certified records by the amount specified below; the uncertified records are provided just for information. If you catch such a fish, contact the appropriate regional office. These records are updated as soon as they are verified. To replace a record, versus tying one the difference should exceed the following: (i) nearest one-quarter ounce for fish up to five pounds, (ii) to the nearest one-half ounce for fish more than five pounds and up to 10 pounds, and (iii) to the nearest one ounce for fish more than 10 pounds

The links in the below table go to photos of either the record fish or a recent past record fish. Anyone having photos of other state record fish is asked to contact us. More information is provided about the various species on our Freshwater Fishes of Florida pages. It is important to properly measure fish. The record fish application is available on line in PDF format.”


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HALL OF FAME
Largemouth Bass Records for All 50 States

State  Weight Length Location Angler Date Photo
Alabama 16 lbs 8 oz Mountain View Lake Thomas Burgin 11/3/1987  *
Arizona 16 lbs 7.68 oz 28″ Canyon Lake Randall E. White 4/22/1997
Arkansas 16 lbs 4 oz Mallard Lake Aaron Mardis 3/2/1976
California 21 lbs 12 oz Lake Castaic Michael Arujo 3/5/1991
Colorado 11 lbs 6 oz 22.5″ Echo Canyon Reservoir Jarrett Edwards 1997
Connecticut 12 lbs 14 oz Mashapaug Pond Frank Domurat 1961
Delaware 10 lbs 5 oz Andrews Lake Tony Kaczmarczyk 12/6/1980
Florida 17 lbs 4 oz unknown Billy OBerry 7/6/1986  *
Georgia 22 lbs 4 oz Montgomery Lake George Perry 6/2/1932  *
Hawaii 9 lbs 9.4 oz Waita Reservoir Dickie Broyles 1/26/1992
Idaho 10 lbs 15 oz Anderson Lake Mrs. M.W. Taylor 0
Illinois 13 lbs 1 oz Stone Quarry Lake Edward J. Walbel 22/15/1976
Indiana 14 lbs 12 oz N/A Jenifer Schultz 1991
Iowa 10 lbs 14 oz 23.5″ Lake Fisher Patricia Zaerr 5/1984
Kansas 11 lbs .80 oz 28.5″ Private Pit Lake Kenneth M. Bingham 5/3/2008
Kentucky 13 lbs 10.4 oz Wood Creek Lake Dale Wilson 4/14/1984
Louisiana 15.97 lbs Caney Lake Greg Wiggins 2/1994
Maine 11 lbs 10 oz Moose Pond Robert Kamp 1968
Maryland 11 lbs 2 oz private pond Rodney Cockrell 10/4/1983
Massachusetts 15 lbs 8 oz Sampson Pond Walter Bolonis 1975
Michigan 11 lbs 15.04 oz 27″ Big Pine Island Lake William Maloney 1934
Michigan 11 lbs 15.04 oz 26″ Bamfield Dam Jack Rorex 1959
Minnesota 8 lbs 12.75 oz 13.5″ Tetonka Lake Joseph Johanns 10/22/1994
Mississippi 18 lbs 2.4 oz Natchez State Park Lake Anthony Denny 12/31/1992  *
Missouri 13 lbs 14 oz Bull Shoals Lake Marvin Bushong 4/1/1961
Montana 8 lbs 12.8 oz 22.5″ Noxon Rapids Reservoir Darin Williams 5/2/2009
Nebraska 10 lbs 11 oz sand pit near Columbus Paul Abegglen Sr. 10/2/1965
Nevada 12 lbs 0 oz 26″ Lake Mead Michael R. Geary 1999
New Hampshire 10 lbs 8 oz 25.8″ Lake Potanipo G. Bullpitt 5/1/1967
New Jersey 10 lbs 14 oz Menantico Sand Wash Pond Robert Eisele 1980
New Mexico 15 lbs 13 oz 26.5″ Bill Evans Lake Steve Estrada 3/24/1995
New York 11 lbs 4 oz Buckhorn Lake John L. Higbie 9/11/1987
North Carolina 15 lbs 14 oz private pond William H. Wofford 3/29/1991  *
North Dakota 8 lbs 7.5 oz Nelson Lake Leon Rixen 1983
Ohio 13 lbs 2.08 oz 25.063″ private pond Roy Landsberger 5/26/1976
Oklahoma 14 lbs 12.3 oz 26″ Cedar Lake Benny Williams, Jr. 3/23/2012  *
Ontario 10 lbs 6.88 oz 22″ Preston Lake Mario Crysanthou 8/26/1976
Oregon 11 lbs 9.6 oz private pond Randy Spaur 1994
Pennsylvania 11 lbs 3 oz Birch Run Reservoir Donald Shade 1983
Rhode Island 10 lbs 6 oz 24.5″ Carbuncle Pond N. Finamore 5/1991
South Carolina 16 lbs 2 oz Lake Marion P.H. Flanagan 1949
South Carolina 16 lbs 2 oz private pond Mason Cummings 1993
South Dakota 9 lbs 3 oz gravel pit Richard Viereck 11/14/1999
Tennessee 15.2-pound Chickamauga Lake Gabe Keen 2/13/2015  *
Texas 18 lbs 2.88 oz 25.5″ Lake Fork Barry StClair 1/24/1992  *
Utah 10 lbs 2 oz 24.25″ Powell Lake Sam Lamanna 1974
Vermont 10 lbs 4 oz Lake Dunmore Tony Gale 1988
Virginia 16 lbs 4 oz Connor Lake Richard Tate 4/16/1985  *
Washington 11 lbs 9 oz Banks Lake Carl Pruitt 4/9/1977
West Virginia 9 lbs 9.92 oz 25.75″ Dog Run Lake Eli Gain 2001
Wisconsin 11 lbs 3 oz Ripley Lake unknown 10/12/1940
Wyoming 7 lbs 14 oz 21.5″ private pond Dustin Shorma 1992
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