Water Body Records for Lady Bird Lake

Updated September 2, 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 3.01 18.00 Aug 23, 1992 Terry Hall  
Bass, Guadalupe x Spotted 3.06 17.75 Feb 17, 2007 Robbie Burrow waterdog 
Bass, Hybrid Striped 17.78 34.00 Jan 18, 1993 Morris Boyd  
Bass, Largemouth 13.00 25.00 Mar 18, 2014 Ken Leonard swim bait 
Bass, Smallmouth 5.75 22.75 Mar 16, 1980 Grant Hartman  
Bass, Striped 45.50 44.25 Mar 2, 1993 Morris Boyd  
Bass, White 5.06 20.00 Apr 26, 1992 Charles Parlin  
Buffalo, Smallmouth 62.50 41.00 Mar 24, 2006 Mirek Malej boilies 
Carp, Common 43.75 42.00 Mar 28, 2009 K.C. Crawford maize 
Catfish, Blue 41.00 42.50 May 12, 1983 Pete Pattisor  
Catfish, Flathead 2.64 18.50 Jul 28, 1997 Mickey Gardener minnow 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 0.91 10.00 Sep 23, 2013 Eli Sierra worm 
Drum, Freshwater 19.00 28.00 May 12, 2006 Sam Hiebert rattletrap 
Eel, American 6.45 42.00 Sep 5, 2001 Bryan Swofford shrimp 
Pike, Northern 18.28 41.00 Aug 29, 1981 Mike Sharpe  
Redhorse, Golden 3.19 16.75 May 22, 2011 Adam Kartzke artificial maze 
Redhorse, Gray 4.75 22.25 May 3, 2014 Scott Ferguson Splashbaits 
Shad, Gizzard 2.67 18.00 Apr 12, 1997 J. Darryl Freeman  
Sunfish, Redbreast 1.21 11.13 Aug 19, 2013 Eli Sierra live bait 
Sunfish, Redear 2.99 14.00 Apr 1, 1997 John Runnels  
Warmouth 1.30 10.50 Jul 19, 1991 Ralph Manns  
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 7.50 23.00 Dec 23, 2012 Nick Appling homemade 
Buffalo, Smallmouth 59.00 40.50 Oct 28, 1997 Gibbs Milliken brown nymph 
Carp, Common 33.00 37.00 Mar 19, 1999 Gibbs Milliken fuzzy nymph 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 0.65 9.25 Jul 17, 1999 Bill Harvey AA Hill Country popper 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.84 10.13 Mar 29, 2000 Bill Harvey rainbow minnow 
Sunfish, Redear 0.73 9.25 Jun 2, 1999 Bill Harvey gaines popper 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Bullhead, Yellow 1.63 14.50 Jun 26, 2009 Richard Fleury
Carp, Common 46.50 40.50 Apr 2, 1996 Robert Smith
Carp, Grass 38.59 41.50 Apr 22, 2009 Richard Fleury
Carpsucker, River 6.48 22.50 May 29, 2008 Richard Fleury
Catfish, Suckermouth 2.26 20.25 Mar 18, 2009 Richard Fleury
Cichlid, Rio Grande 0.92 10.25 Dec 31, 2013 Richard Fleury
Drum, Freshwater 15.19 27.50 Mar 16, 2009 Richard Fleury
Eel, American 2.70 32.00 Apr 22, 2009 Richard Fleury
Gar, Longnose 10.00 43.50 Apr 28, 2009 Richard Fleury
Gar, Spotted 6.34 31.50 Mar 6, 2007 Richard Fleury
Goldfish 4.01 16.50 May 29, 2008 Richard Fleury
Pacu, Red-bellied 6.66 20.50 Apr 1, 2008 Richard Fleury
Redhorse, Gray 6.43 22.50 May 29, 2008 Dewayne Martz
Shad, Gizzard 2.49 17.00 Mar 16, 2009 Richard Fleury
Sunfish, Hybrid 1.87 13.50 Jan 20, 2014 Richard Fleury
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.80 10.00 Jun 26, 2009 Richard Fleury
Sunfish, Redear 1.91 13.00 Mar 16, 2009 Richard Fleury
Warmouth 0.55 8.25 Sep 13, 2007 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 7.50 23.00 Dec 23, 2012 Nick Appling Fly Rod, homemade 
Bluegill 0.40 8.25 Nov 18, 2006 Timothy Goh live worm 
Carp, Common 19.40 32.00 Apr 5, 2012 Nicholas R. Valenzuela Maze 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 7.50 23.00 Dec 23, 2012 Nick Appling homemade 

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 24.00 Aug 1, 2014 Michael Patitucci sunfish 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 10.00 Sep 23, 2013 Eli Sierra worm 
Sunfish, Redbreast 11.50 Jul 18, 2009 Grant Garrison crankbait 
Sunfish, Redear 15.00 May 10, 2011 Daniel Laudermilk worm 
Fly Fishing
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 23.00 Dec 23, 2012 Nick Appling homemade 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 23.00 Dec 23, 2012 Nick Appling Fly Rod, homemade 
Carp, Common 32.00 Apr 5, 2012 Nicholas R. Valenzuela Maze 
Sunfish, Redbreast 11.50 Jul 18, 2009 Grant Garrison crankbait 
Fly Fishing
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 23.00 Dec 23, 2012 Nick Appling homemade 

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