Water Body Records for Toledo Bend

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 15.81 32.50 May 25, 1987 Johnny Pritchett  
Bass, Largemouth 15.32 28.00 Jul 3, 2000 Eric Weems jig/crawworm 
Bass, Spotted 3.40 16.25 Feb 7, 2009 Larry Upshaw  
Bass, Striped 33.22 41.00 Feb 8, 1980 James Kent Jr  
Bass, White 4.40 20.00 Jun 19, 2010 Lisle Brook dd 22 
Bass, White x Yellow 2.01 16.00 Jun 12, 2013 Jody Holden shiner 
Bass, Yellow 1.86 15.00 May 19, 2013 Grant Ketelers shiner 
Bluegill 1.08 10.25 May 30, 2014 Phillip D. Lee  
Bowfin 8.75 27.00 Mar 17, 2011 Gage Shepherd goldfish 
Buffalo, Smallmouth 78.00 46.00 Jun 23, 1992 Travis Thornton  
Bullhead, Yellow 1.25 13.00 Mar 16, 2011 Mark Balderas minnow 
Carp, Common 13.26 28.50 Mar 20, 2011 Dylan Lyons crappie jig 
Carp, Grass 53.50 49.00 Aug 2, 2006 Tontie Pennock jig 
Catfish, Blue 67.00 50.00 Feb 23, 2009 Bill Ritzell  
Catfish, Channel 7.94 25.00 Apr 25, 2009 Clint Walker Senko 
Catfish, Flathead 71.00 65.75 Jun 22, 1985 Earl Hudson  
Crappie, Black 3.69 17.75 Jan 17, 1985 Fritz Gowan  
Crappie, White 3.44 17.13 Feb 21, 2011 Claude Gilcrease Jr.  
Drum, Freshwater 31.50 30.00 Mar 3, 1995 Freddie Keel  
Pickerel, Redfin 0.66 13.00 Feb 10, 2009 Bill Ritzell zoom 6" lizard 
Sunfish, Hybrid 0.75 9.25 Jul 5, 2010 Gage Shepherd live cricket 
Sunfish, Longear 0.54 8.50 May 5, 2012 Hunter Woodward cricket 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.88 9.75 Jul 4, 2010 Gage Shepherd live cricket 
Sunfish, Redear 0.80 10.50 Sep 5, 2008 Robert Prejean  
Warmouth 1.09 11.00 Apr 14, 1995 William Tawney  
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 1.88 15.75 Jun 8, 2000 William Heugel bass bug 
Bass, Striped 10.62 30.50 Jul 13, 1998 Trent Tatum  
Catfish, Channel 0.58 13.00 May 17, 2001 Billy Autery black stone fly 
Crappie, Black 1.40 13.38 Jun 5, 2002 Kenneth Thyssen deep clouser 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Bowfin 6.12 25.50 Mar 30, 2014 George Fleury
Buffalo, Bigmouth 81.50 47.50 Jul 4, 2011 Martin McIntyre
Buffalo, Smallmouth 84.76 47.00 Sep 9, 2006 Miles McDaniel
Carp, Common 39.50 40.25 Mar 31, 2013 Michael Hutto
Carp, Grass 51.25 43.25 Jul 12, 1997 Darrell Curry
Drum, Freshwater 17.80 30.75 Jun 14, 2003 Darrell Lee
Gar, Alligator 248.00 90.25 Apr 6, 2013 Steve N. Procell
Gar, Longnose 13.77 43.75 Mar 30, 2014 Richard Fleury
Gar, Spotted 8.78 36.25 Mar 11, 2012 Dylan Lyons
Shad, Gizzard 0.83 12.75 Mar 30, 2014 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 11.48 26.00 Mar 6, 2007 Dylan Lyons Rabbit tail Ficker Flash 
Bass, Spotted 1.50 13.75 Mar 17, 2011 Gage Shepherd minnow 
Bass, White 2.24 17.25 May 12, 2008 Dylan Lyons spoon 
Bass, White x Yellow 1.48 14.25 Oct 21, 2011 Nicholas Hirsch spoon 
Bass, Yellow 1.86 15.00 May 19, 2013 Grant Ketelers shiner 
Bluegill 0.85 9.50 Apr 10, 2006 Kevin Johnson live cricket 
Bowfin 8.75 27.00 Mar 17, 2011 Gage Shepherd goldfish 
Bullhead, Yellow 1.25 13.00 Mar 16, 2011 Mark Balderas minnow 
Carp, Common 13.26 28.50 Mar 20, 2011 Dylan Lyons crappie jig 
Catfish, Blue 24.65 35.25 Feb 19, 2014 Dylan Lyons strike pro 
Catfish, Channel 3.03 20.00 Apr 23, 2011 Jacob Bowman night crawler 
Crappie, Black 2.54 15.13 Feb 19, 2011 Forrest Gothia crank bait 
Crappie, White 2.75 16.50 Mar 18, 2011 Gage Shepherd  
Drum, Freshwater 4.48 24.25 May 22, 2011 Mashaelie Blackwell earthworm 
Sunfish, Hybrid 0.75 9.25 Jul 5, 2010 Gage Shepherd live cricket 
Sunfish, Longear 0.54 8.50 May 5, 2012 Hunter Woodward cricket 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.88 9.75 Jul 4, 2010 Gage Shepherd live cricket 
Sunfish, Redear 0.80 10.00 Apr 12, 2011 Carson Downey nightcrawler 
Warmouth 0.68 8.75 May 21, 2010 Holly Berry  
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Buffalo, Smallmouth 49.84 37.00 Jul 14, 2009 Heather Taber
Carp, Common 24.40 0.00 Mar 13, 2012 Dylan Lyons
Gar, Spotted 8.78 36.25 Mar 11, 2012 Dylan Lyons

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 25.00 Feb 3, 2010 Dennis Unruh baby bush hog 
Bass, White 17.00 Apr 27, 2010 Dylan Lyons  

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, White 17.00 Apr 27, 2010 Dylan Lyons  
Crappie, Black 15.13 Feb 19, 2011 Forrest Gothia crank bait 

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