Water Body Records for Austin

Updated August 4, 2014

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Weight Records

This page ranks weight records caught by rod & reel, fly rod and bow fishing. All-Tackle rankings are displayed on a separate page.

All-Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Guadalupe 3.06 17.50 May 21, 1992 Brent Watts  
Bass, Guadalupe X Smallmouth 3.94 19.00 Jan 9, 2001 Sam Crowther  
Bass, Hybrid Striped 17.69 30.50 Jun 21, 1989 Jerry Coddington  
Bass, Largemouth 16.03 28.25 Jan 27, 2011 T.J. Nissen  
Bass, Smallmouth 4.00 20.25 Aug 22, 2011 Michael Hastings swimbait 
Bass, Striped 43.55 43.00 Apr 16, 1986 Wayne Savoie  
Bass, White 3.54 18.75 Mar 27, 2013 John D. Ward crankbait 
Bluegill 0.55 10.00 Aug 6, 2010 Kenneth Biegalski worm 
Buffalo, Smallmouth 70.50 0.00 Jan 15, 2008 Jason Johonnesson  
Carp, Common 40.81 39.00 Jan 28, 2011 Kevin Barnes bread 
Catfish, Blue 56.55 47.00 May 28, 2001 Frank Cruz IV  
Crappie, Black 1.05 13.00 Jul 14, 2013 Chad Kallina evergreen spinnerbait 
Crappie, White 1.13 14.00 Aug 26, 1998 Dwayne Kinley artificial grub 
Drum, Freshwater 21.45 30.75 Feb 25, 2002 James Hasty IV  
Gar, Longnose 3.91 35.00 Jun 18, 2006 Mason Mathias shad 
Shad, Gizzard 1.30 14.25 Feb 9, 1999 Cecil Bradford  
Sunfish, Hybrid 0.99 11.00 Oct 19, 1997 Dwayne Kinley  
Sunfish, Redbreast 1.39 12.25 Mar 26, 2012 Craig Shirley plastic worm 
Sunfish, Redear 1.74 11.63 Mar 15, 2004 Johnny Epperson  
Warmouth 0.94 10.00 Aug 16, 1985 Arthur Cruser  
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Carp, Common 25.00 36.50 Apr 6, 2006 Aaron Reed muddler minnow 
Catfish, Blue 7.13 27.00 Mar 19, 2014 Blake Settle dragonfly nymph 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Bluegill 0.52 8.50 Aug 25, 2008 Richard Fleury
Buffalo, Smallmouth 61.00 39.25 Dec 1, 2008 Jason Aylott
Carp, Common 27.50 36.00 Jan 2, 2009 James Ringstaff
Catfish, Channel 7.81 24.00 Mar 20, 2007 Richard Fleury
Catfish, Flathead 7.44 28.50 Aug 27, 2008 Richard Fleury
Cichlid, Rio Grande 0.80 10.25 May 29, 2009 Richard Fleury
Drum, Freshwater 26.00 31.00 Jun 10, 2005 John Smoot
Gar, Longnose 22.22 55.50 Jun 24, 2006 Richard Fleury
Gar, Spotted 16.13 51.75 Sep 6, 2007 Richard Fleury
Goldfish 2.09 14.00 Sep 19, 2007 Richard Fleury
Redhorse, Gray 7.00 24.00 Feb 20, 2004 Mark Malfa
Shad, Gizzard 1.81 17.00 Dec 21, 2010 Steven Lindgren
Sunfish, Hybrid 0.62 9.25 May 8, 2008 Richard Fleury
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.94 11.00 Nov 29, 2009 Richard Fleury
Sunfish, Redear 0.71 10.00 May 21, 2008 Richard Fleury

Note: Bow fishing for blue, channel and flathead catfish was legal only from September 1, 2006 to August 31, 2008. Applications for bow fishing records can no longer be accepted for these species.

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 12.70 24.50 Mar 7, 2006 Hunter Hale finess worm 
Bluegill 0.55 10.00 Aug 6, 2010 Kenneth Biegalski worm 
Gar, Longnose 3.91 35.00 Jun 18, 2006 Mason Mathias shad 
Sunfish, Green 0.13 5.50 Nov 24, 2010 Christa Biegalski worm 
Sunfish, Redbreast 1.38 12.00 Aug 14, 2010 John Hill Strike King Bitsy 
Sunfish, Redear 1.74 11.63 Mar 15, 2004 Johnny Epperson  

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 24.50 Apr 12, 2013 Kenneth Biegalski swimbait 
Bluegill 11.25 Oct 12, 2012 Federico del toro worm 
Carp, Common 39.00 Jan 28, 2011 Kevin Barnes bread 
Catfish, Blue 46.25 Mar 10, 2014 Kent Bowen cut perch 
Sunfish, Redbreast 12.00 Aug 14, 2010 John Hill Strike King Bitsy 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 24.50 Apr 12, 2013 Kenneth Biegalski swimbait 
Bluegill 10.00 Aug 6, 2010 Kenneth Biegalski worm 
Carp, Common 32.00 Mar 29, 2014 Ellie Edwards bread ball 
Sunfish, Redbreast 12.00 Aug 14, 2010 John Hill Strike King Bitsy 

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