Water Body Records for Houston

Updated July 1, 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, Hybrid Striped 9.20 25.50 Apr 19, 2010 Billy Pate mirro lure 
Bass, Largemouth 10.47 24.00 Mar 15, 1996 Frank Herron  
Bass, Spotted 1.30 13.50 Oct 5, 2008 Lance Duff zoom worm 
Bass, Striped 5.80 23.50 Jan 22, 2000 Allan Kingsbury  
Bass, White 3.20 18.25 Feb 28, 2014 Wallace Hallum Jr. roadrunner 
Bass, Yellow 1.23 13.00 Feb 18, 2011 Bryan Daniel minnow 
Bowfin 9.71 27.95 Jun 7, 1992 Nicholas Krupa  
Bullhead, Yellow 1.40 12.75 Mar 1, 2005 Jim Hall minnow 
Carp, Common 40.19 40.00 Jun 8, 2009 Wallace Hallum Jr.  
Carp, Grass 13.79 29.50 Jul 11, 2012 Danny Scarborough Fly Rod, green clouser 
Catfish, Blue 65.30 47.00 Jan 25, 2013 Chase A. Echols shad 
Catfish, Channel 7.44 25.50 Apr 15, 2011 Sean Schlag shad 
Catfish, Flathead 48.00 37.50 Apr 22, 2008 Brian Taylor crank bait 
Crappie, Black 1.87 14.50 May 4, 2013 Randy Wolf custom slater jig 
Crappie, White 3.08 17.00 Apr 14, 2008 Wallace Hallum Jr. minnow 
Drum, Freshwater 10.37 24.50 Mar 8, 2014 Justin W. Guiles minnow 
Tilapia, Blue 7.75 21.50 Jan 31, 2010 Michael Sample jig 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 1.87 15.00 Aug 25, 2012 Danny Scarborough black popper 
Bass, Spotted 1.25 13.75 Nov 8, 2012 Danny Scarborough wolly bugger 
Carp, Grass 13.79 29.50 Jul 11, 2012 Danny Scarborough green clouser 
Crappie, White 1.25 13.00 Jun 7, 2013 Randy Wolf crappie candy 
Drum, Freshwater 1.25 14.50 Sep 11, 2012 Danny Scarborough Brown Chusk and Duck Scul 
Tilapia, Blue 1.25 12.88 Sep 17, 2012 Danny Scarborough White/Red Clauser 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Carp, Grass 31.00 38.50 May 2, 1998 Wesley Wells

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 3.53 19.60 Mar 2, 2013 Calvin James Rash wacky worm 
Bass, White 2.45 16.13 Feb 8, 2009 Ethan Abel road runner 
Bluegill 0.17 6.00 Aug 14, 2010 Faith Sample  
Catfish, Blue 5.19 25.00 Dec 20, 2009 Nathan Todd night crawler 
Catfish, Channel 0.81 13.25 Aug 14, 2010 Jonathan Sample nightcrawler 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 0.13 6.00 Aug 14, 2010 Faith Sample worm 
Crappie, White 2.75 15.00 Mar 3, 2007 Michael Smarrella jig 
Drum, Freshwater 1.81 15.75 Mar 7, 2009 Stephen Johns minnow 
Sunfish, Longear 0.36 7.75 Oct 17, 2009 Chandler Kessel worm 
Tilapia, Blue 0.56 9.00 May 27, 2012 Jonathon Grizzle worm 

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Carp, Common 40.00 Jun 8, 2009 Wallace Hallum Jr.  
Catfish, Blue 47.00 Jan 25, 2013 Chase A. Echols shad 

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