See just how your state stacks up against the others as soon as it involves record setting largemouth bass.

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All anglers would prefer to have actually our name etched into rock for catching a record fish, specifically the civilization record bass. There space some world in this civilization who go after those big fish work in and day the end in hopes of breaking your state records.

I don"t know just how much skill is really connected to acquire the huge bass that breaks these records. Several of these record captures are decades old; it simply seems choose a the majority of luck and also being in the right ar at the appropriate time.


But a record rainbow trout, walleye, catfish, or also smallmouth bass wouldn"t precisely hold the panache the a record largemouth. Why? Probably because largemouth space so common throughout the country, and so extensively targeted through anglers nearly everywhere.

Largemouth bass and other species of the bass household can reach more than generous sizes for freshwater fish. The current IGFA people record because that the best largemouth base was collection by Manabu Kurita v a 22-pound, 5-ounce, 29-inch monster recorded on Lake Biwa in Japan. The previous bass fishing record had actually been standing due to the fact that 1932 when George Perry captured a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass from Montgomery Lake in Georgia.

Every State document Fish in America

StateWeightLocationAnglerYear
AlaskaN/AN/AN/AN/A
Alabama16 lbs, 8 ozMountain see LakeThomas Burgin1987
Arizona16 lbs, 7 ozCanyon LakeRandall White1997
Arkansas16 lbs, 8 ozMallard LakeAnn Mardis1976
California21 lbs, 12 ozLake CastaicMicheal Arujo1991
Colorado11 lbs, 6 ozEcho Canyon ReservoirJarrett Edwards1997
Connecticut12 lbs, 14 ozMashapaug PondFrank Domurat1961
Delaware11 lbs, 1.6 ozWagamons PondAJ Klein2016
Florida17 lbs, 27 ozUnnamed LakeBilly O"Berry1986
Georgia22 lbs, 4 ozMontgomery LakeGeorge Perry1932
Hawaii9 lbs, 9.4 ozWaita ReservoirDickie Broyles1992
Idaho10 lbs, 15 ozAnderson LakeMrs. M.W. Taylor N/A
Illinois13 lbs, 1 ozStone QuarryLakeEdward Walbel1976
Indiana14 lbs, 12 ozUnnamed LakeJenifer Schultz1991
Iowa10 lbs, 14 ozLake FisherPatricia Zaerr1984

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The above picture showsRobert Eisele through a bass weighing 10 pounds, 14-ounces in Meanatico 1980.


StateWeightLocationAnglerYear
Ohio13 lbs, 2 ozPrivate PondRoy Landsberger1976
Oklahoma14 lbs, 13.7 ozCedar LakeDale Miller2013
Oregon12 lbs, 1.6 ozBallenger PondB. Adam Hastings2002
Pennsylvania11 lbs, 3 ozBirch run ReservoirDonald Shade1983
Rhode Island11 lbs, 3.2 ozJohnson"s PondBrandon Migliore2016
South Carolina16 lbs, 2 ozLake MarionP.H. Flanagan1949
South Dakota9 lbs, 5 ozIndian reconnaissance LakeMatthew Dunham2020
Tennessee15 lbs, 3 ozChickamauga LakeGabe Keen2015
Texas18 lbs, 2.8 ozLake ForkBarry St.Clair1992
Utah10 lbs, 2 ozPowell LakeSam Lamanna1974
Vermont10 lbs, 4 ozLake DunmoreTony Gale1988
Virginia16 lbs, 4 ozConnor LakeRichard Tate1985
Washington12 lbs, 9 ozLake BosworthBill Evans2016
West Virginia9 lbs, 9.9 ozDog run LakeEli Gain2001
Wisconsin11 lbs, 3 ozRipley LakeN/A1940
Wyoming11 lbs, 9 ozKleenburn PondsCaleb Salzman2018

I understand one thing, I would love to travel around and try to find some of these fisheries that are producing these largemouth bass records. It would be interesting to see just how much castle differed.

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All I can say is, great luck to anyone angling this season and also may the fish god shine upon us to possibly land one large enough to rewrite the record books.