State Freshwater Records: Rod and Reel

Updated November 3, 2014

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Species Weight Length Date WaterBody Angler Bait/Lure
Bass, Guadalupe 3.71 17.25 Feb 1, 2014 Colorado River Bryan Townsend Fly Rod, crayfish fly 
Bass, Guadalupe X Smallmouth 4.69 20.39 Apr 27, 1999 San Marcos River Lance Wester  
Bass, Guadalupe x Spotted 3.06 17.75 Feb 17, 2007 Lady Bird Lake Robbie Burrow waterdog 
Bass, Hybrid Striped 19.66 35.16 Jun 20, 1984 Ray Hubbard John Haney  
Bass, Largemouth 18.18 25.50 Jan 24, 1992 Lake Fork Barry StClair  
Bass, Rock 1.13 11.00 Mar 5, 2013 San Marcos River Andrew H. Bland black and blue football j 
Bass, Smallmouth 7.93 23.00 Mar 13, 1998 Meredith Timothy Teague  
Bass, Spotted 5.62 22.75 Jan 15, 2011 Alan Henry Erik Atkins  
Bass, Striped 53.00 48.00 May 27, 1999 Brazos River Ron Venerable  
Bass, White 5.56 20.75 Mar 31, 1977 Colorado River David Cordill  
Bass, White x Yellow 4.75 19.00 Mar 12, 2005 Lake Fork Curtis Campbell  
Bass, Yellow 3.46 17.50 Mar 12, 2009 Sabine River Butch Koehler rat-l-trap 
Bluegill 2.02 12.50 Nov 21, 1999 Lampasas River Gibbs Milliken Fly Rod, #6 Copper Clouser minnow 
Bowfin 17.65 36.50 Feb 21, 1993 Lake Fork Brenda Walsh  
Buffalo, Bigmouth 58.75 40.75 Jan 29, 1994 Sam Rayburn Allen Chesney  
Buffalo, Black 34.88 39.50 May 19, 2004 Texoma Ricky Stephenson coho minnow 
Buffalo, Smallmouth 82.22 43.50 Jun 13, 1993 Athens Randy Collins  
Bullhead, Black 5.15 20.25 Mar 18, 2007 Brazos River Larry Feland jumbo shrimp 
Bullhead, Yellow 3.20 16.25 Mar 22, 1997 Lake Fork Herschell Spears shrimp 
Carp, Bighead 90.00 55.50 Jul 22, 2000 Kirby Timothy Conner cut carp 
Carp, Common 43.75 42.00 Mar 28, 2009 Lady Bird Lake K.C. Crawford maize 
Carp, Grass 53.50 49.00 Aug 2, 2006 Toledo Bend Tontie Pennock jig 
Carpsucker, River 4.35 21.25 Nov 15, 2012 Joe Pool Curt Magee dough bait 
Catfish, Blue 121.50 58.00 Jan 16, 2004 Texoma Cody Mullenix shad 
Catfish, Channel 36.50 38.00 Mar 7, 1965 Pedernales River Mrs. Joe Cockrell  
Catfish, Flathead 98.50 53.00 Dec 2, 1998 Palestine James Laster minnow/crappie hook 
Catfish, Redtail 1.48 14.76 Jul 27, 2002 Cal Young Park Lake Douglas Powell Sr  
Catfish, Suckermouth 3.45 0.00 Jul 12, 2011 Guadalupe River Andrew Cumberland dough bait 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 2.02 11.10 Sep 2, 2011 Dunlap Chuck Dewey worm 
Corvina, Orangemouth 16.31 36.00 Nov 16, 1991 Calaveras Earl L. Tenpenny  
Crappie, Black 3.92 18.50 Apr 27, 2003 Lake Fork George Ward minnow 
Crappie, White 4.56 0.00 Feb 14, 1968 Navarro Mills G. G. Wooderson  
Drum, Black 36.63 42.50 Nov 17, 2009 Nueces River Filip Spencer gulp 
Drum, Freshwater 44.00 38.50 May 22, 2011 Conroe Jesse Ashley dough bait 
Drum, Red 36.83 44.00 May 22, 2001 Fairfield Billy Tyus  
Eel, American 6.45 42.00 Sep 5, 2001 Lady Bird Lake Bryan Swofford shrimp 
Flounder, Southern 11.35 26.00 Oct 16, 1987 Brazoria Reservoir Glenn Comiskey  
Gar, Alligator 279.00 0.00 Jan 1, 1951 Rio Grande Bill Valverde  
Gar, Longnose 50.31 0.00 Jan 1, 1954 Trinity River Townsend Miller  
Gar, Shortnose 13.56 39.00 Aug 4, 2010 Lavon Jack Moldenhauer  
Gar, Spotted 9.80 36.50 Apr 7, 1994 Mexia Rick Rivard  
Goldeye 2.31 17.50 May 28, 1996 Texoma Mandy Richmond  
Goldfish 5.00 15.50 May 16, 1994 Conroe Roy Bishoff  
Herring, Skipjack 0.55 11.63 Jul 23, 2010 Trinity River Danny Eddins Bass assasin 
Mullet, Striped 2.20 16.31 Apr 20, 2008 Brazos River Kim Hunter live nightcrawler 
Mullet, White 1.16 13.00 Jul 11, 1998 Brays Bayou Mark Marmon Fly Rod, green bead-eye nymph 
Oscar 1.21 11.75 Aug 29, 1998 Greenbelt Marion Eudey  
Pacu, Red-bellied 8.95 19.00 Mar 14, 2006 San Marcos River Joni Frazier red wiggler 
Perch, Nile 12.06 30.50 Feb 1, 1980 Victor Braunig Mike Saldivar  
Perch, Yellow 1.04 12.50 May 3, 1996 Meredith Melvin Vick  
Pickerel, Chain 4.75 23.75 Feb 18, 1996 Pat Mayse Robert Finch  
Pickerel, Redfin 0.66 13.00 Feb 10, 2009 Toledo Bend Bill Ritzell zoom 6" lizard 
Pike, Northern 18.28 41.00 Aug 29, 1981 Lady Bird Lake Mike Sharpe  
Redhorse, Golden 3.19 16.75 May 22, 2011 Lady Bird Lake Adam Kartzke artificial maze 
Redhorse, Gray 4.75 22.25 May 3, 2014 Lady Bird Lake Scott Ferguson Splashbaits 
Saugeye 7.78 27.00 Jan 26, 1998 Kirby Robert Quintanilla  
Seatrout, Spotted 8.31 28.50 Nov 17, 2009 Nueces River Filip Spencer bass assasin 
Shad, Gizzard 2.67 18.00 Apr 12, 1997 Lady Bird Lake J. Darryl Freeman  
Shiner, Golden 0.52 11.00 Jul 10, 1996 Placid Brian Rankin  
Sleeper, Bigmouth 2.42 19.00 May 21, 2005 Nueces River Dwight Sykora shad 
Spotted Seatrout X Corvina 20.80 35.00 Apr 25, 1992 Victor Braunig Phillip Mann  
Sucker, Spotted 1.41 14.50 Jul 2, 2002 Catfish Creek Billy Autery Fly Rod, Hare's Ear #18 
Sunfish, Green 1.30 11.00 Apr 19, 2005 Burke-Crenshaw Lake Billy Oldigs Panther Martin Spinner 
Sunfish, Hybrid 1.73 12.50 Apr 29, 2004 Bardwell Scott Pekrul splittail spinner 
Sunfish, Hybrid Green 0.52 8.50 Apr 20, 2010 Prairie Creek Mitchell Harris Sr. worm 
Sunfish, Longear 0.84 9.25 Jul 6, 2009 San Marcos River John Brownlee plastic crawfish 
Sunfish, Redbreast 1.63 12.00 Aug 30, 1997 Comal River Alex Labowski  
Sunfish, Redear 2.99 14.00 Apr 1, 1997 Lady Bird Lake John Runnels  
Tarpon 10.12 37.00 Aug 6, 1986 Victor Braunig Paul Willette  
Tiger Muskellunge 9.06 32.00 May 27, 1979 Nocona Mike Gaines  
Tilapia, Blue 7.75 21.50 Jan 31, 2010 Houston Michael Sample jig 
Tilapia, Hybrid 3.75 15.00 Mar 27, 1993 Gibbons Creek Reservoir (Grimes) Jim Butler  
Trout, Brook 0.67 12.00 Feb 19, 1984 Guadalupe River Bryan Hendricks  
Trout, Brown 7.12 24.00 Feb 7, 1986 Guadalupe River Jeff Delong  
Trout, Rainbow 8.92 26.50 Jan 13, 2010 Nueces River Timothy Boehm power bait 
Walleye 11.88 31.75 Feb 26, 1990 Meredith Hank McWilliams Jr.  
Warmouth 1.30 10.50 Jul 19, 1991 Lady Bird Lake Ralph Manns  

 


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