Water Body Records for Lake Fork

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 7.96 24.25 May 26, 2009 Ed Mayfield jigging spoon 
Bass, Largemouth 18.18 25.50 Jan 24, 1992 Barry StClair  
Bass, Spotted 3.32 17.25 Dec 1, 2010 James Caldemeyer  
Bass, White 3.97 18.25 Feb 8, 2006 Todd Froebe Shiner/minnow 
Bass, White x Yellow 4.75 19.00 Mar 12, 2005 Curtis Campbell  
Bass, Yellow 3.37 17.00 Dec 7, 2012 Jason Hoffman slammer rig 
Bluegill 1.61 11.50 Jul 9, 1995 Mary Robinson  
Bowfin 17.65 36.50 Feb 21, 1993 Brenda Walsh  
Buffalo, Bigmouth 36.00 33.50 Oct 19, 1997 Mary Hurst  
Buffalo, Smallmouth 66.00 0.00 Mar 3, 2012 Bogdan C. Bucur Tarean plastic worm 
Bullhead, Black 2.48 16.25 Feb 1, 1995 Herschell Spears  
Bullhead, Yellow 3.20 16.25 Mar 22, 1997 Herschell Spears shrimp 
Carp, Common 40.40 41.00 Mar 5, 2013 Paul Hunt boiles 
Catfish, Blue 71.50 52.50 Mar 19, 1995 Tony Shamburger  
Catfish, Channel 17.73 31.00 Mar 9, 2003 Derek Wedding bass shad 
Catfish, Flathead 75.00 60.00 May 8, 2007 Joe Elam DD22 lure 141/smokey-joe 
Crappie, Black 3.92 18.50 Apr 27, 2003 George Ward minnow 
Crappie, White 3.19 17.00 Feb 5, 1993 Emil Schwitzer  
Drum, Freshwater 22.50 33.00 Apr 23, 2010 Tommy Watkins jigging spoon 
Gar, Spotted 9.00 38.00 Jul 8, 2011 Dylan Davis minnow 
Sunfish, Redear 1.27 12.75 Jun 2, 1995 Lewis Williams  
Warmouth 0.84 9.50 May 16, 2004 Joseph Spaits flashtail crappie gitr' 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 9.52 24.50 Mar 27, 2004 Johnny Walker fly 
Bass, Yellow 0.50 9.63 Sep 5, 2003 Kenneth Jones gator's mayfly 
Catfish, Blue 8.45 27.00 Jun 23, 2009 Tyler Jones woolly bugger 
Catfish, Channel 8.23 26.50 Mar 5, 2007 Christian Cabal flashy clouser 
Crappie, Black 0.87 12.50 Apr 6, 2005 Clifford Hilbert Dale's LSU Fly 
Crappie, White 1.94 16.00 Mar 4, 2004 Clifford Hilbert Green's bunny 
Gar, Spotted 2.19 24.38 Sep 4, 2003 Kenneth Jones Wooly bugger 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Bowfin 11.89 31.25 Jan 11, 2001 Dean Parker
Buffalo, Smallmouth 68.38 47.00 Aug 3, 2013 Berry Spears
Carp, Common 31.71 35.00 Mar 24, 2012 Hunter Patterson
Catfish, Blue 50.26 47.50 May 24, 2008 Dustin Cole
Catfish, Channel 2.20 21.25 Jun 9, 2007 James Lofton
Drum, Freshwater 8.57 26.50 Aug 14, 2010 Dustin Cole
Gar, Longnose 24.38 50.00 May 4, 2009 Chet Ragan
Gar, Spotted 12.50 41.50 Mar 20, 2014 Daniel Cerretani
Goldfish 4.48 18.88 Mar 30, 2014 Terry Thompson
Shad, Gizzard 1.44 16.25 Jun 16, 2009 Charlie Minick II

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 12.28 25.00 Jun 5, 2013 Spencer Lane Stevens jig 
Bass, White 2.29 16.00 May 29, 2011 Jack York spoon 
Bass, Yellow 2.96 16.75 Mar 15, 2012 Kathryn K. Wooley crankbait 
Bluegill 0.25 7.00 Nov 26, 2005 Alissa Lewis minnow 
Buffalo, Smallmouth 55.71 43.00 Jul 17, 2006 Colton Harvick crankbait 
Catfish, Channel 9.68 28.00 Sep 18, 2009 Will Stroman cattle feed 
Crappie, Black 2.21 15.25 Mar 15, 2010 Lauren Willmann minnow 
Crappie, White 2.73 18.25 Mar 10, 2013 Keatyn Kole Eitelman crappie thunder 
Gar, Spotted 9.00 38.00 Jul 8, 2011 Dylan Davis minnow 
Sunfish, Orangespotted 0.18 6.00 Nov 26, 2005 Alissa Lewis worm 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Carp, Common 31.71 35.00 Mar 24, 2012 Hunter Patterson
Catfish, Blue 50.26 47.50 May 24, 2008 Dustin Cole

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 27.25 Nov 21, 2009 Roger Belk  
Bass, White 15.50 Dec 28, 2013 Benjamin Burns minnow 
Carp, Common 39.50 Mar 3, 2012 Ioan Paul Dinea plastic corn 
Crappie, White 15.25 Oct 9, 2010 Brent Pauling rocky top 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 21.00 Jun 25, 2010 Walker Hormuth plastic worm 
Bass, White 15.50 Dec 28, 2013 Benjamin Burns minnow 

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