Water Body Records for Aransas Bay

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
Catfish, Gafftopsail 3.21 21.00 Nov 5, 2008 Rod Spivey cut mullet 
Drum, Black 43.13 44.75 Oct 27, 2012 Caleb Smith crab 
Drum, Red 35.00 44.25 Jun 6, 2006 Daniel Markey croaker 
Flounder, Southern 7.95 24.00 Nov 18, 2007 Reymond Acosta cut bait 
Gag 0.94 11.75 Sep 15, 2007 Clifford Wiedman jighead with Berkley gulp 
Jack, Crevalle 20.44 41.50 Jul 30, 2008 Jimmy Adkinson mullet 
Kingfish, Southern 1.10 13.00 Apr 16, 2005 Mariechen Spivey live shrimp 
Ladyfish 5.70 28.75 Sep 5, 2008 Sharon Podraza live shrimp 
Pigfish 3.75 12.00 Nov 8, 1999 Jon McIntyre  
Pinfish 1.13 12.50 Oct 21, 2013 Brad Stanford live shrimp 
Puffer, Smooth 0.56 10.25 Oct 8, 2011 Karen Osborn  
Seatrout, Sand 1.30 15.50 Apr 16, 2005 Mariechen Spivey live shrimp 
Seatrout, Silver 1.25 15.00 Nov 24, 2006 Brandi Huff live shrimp 
Seatrout, Spotted 10.44 30.00 Dec 10, 2006 Filip Spencer riptide 
Shark, Blacktip 17.50 47.00 May 14, 2007 Johnathan Reed mullet 
Shark, Bull 515.00 108.00 May 18, 2007 Randall Rickerson mullet 
Sheepshead 4.40 18.75 Apr 16, 2005 Mariechen Spivey live shrimp 
Snapper, Gray 6.00 22.00 Jun 17, 2008 Anthony Matamoros piggy perch 
Snook, common 3.12 23.00 Sep 12, 2006 Filip Spencer  
Toadfish, Leopard 3.13 16.31 Jul 16, 1991 Tanya Page Fain  
Tripletail 8.63 23.50 Aug 15, 2011 Charles (Chuck) Naiser Fly Rod, seaducer 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Drum, Black 2.75 18.50 Aug 14, 2004 Oscar Chapa East Cut Shrimp 
Drum, Red 9.63 30.00 May 22, 2000 Paul Brown  
Flounder, Southern 5.37 21.50 Nov 5, 2008 Rod Spivey redfish bay nemo 
Jack, Crevalle 18.90 38.75 Jul 16, 2009 Rob Burlingame bunny fly 
Sheepshead 4.13 18.50 Aug 14, 2004 Oscar Chapa East Cut Shrimp 
Tripletail 8.63 23.50 Aug 15, 2011 Charles (Chuck) Naiser seaducer 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Mullet, Striped 1.88 17.50 Aug 8, 2005 Wayne Trammell Jr.
Needlefish, Atlantic 0.50 21.00 Mar 5, 2006 Wayne Trammell Jr.
Pinfish 0.50 9.50 Aug 8, 2005 Wayne Trammell Sr.
Sheepshead 6.10 22.00 May 15, 2005 Wayne Trammell Jr.
Spadefish, Atlantic 2.69 14.50 May 7, 2006 Wayne Trammell Jr.
Stingray, Atlantic 33.90 29.00 May 29, 2005 Wayne Trammell Sr.

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
Drum, Black 43.13 44.75 Oct 27, 2012 Caleb Smith crab 
Drum, Red 18.80 35.00 Oct 20, 2004 Nathan Gathright live shrimp 
Flounder, Southern 7.95 24.00 Nov 18, 2007 Reymond Acosta cut bait 
Kingfish, Southern 1.10 13.00 Apr 16, 2005 Mariechen Spivey live shrimp 
Ladyfish 4.99 28.50 Aug 14, 2005 Clint Smith piggy perch 
Pinfish 0.37 9.50 Oct 1, 2005 Tyler Johnson shrimp 
Seatrout, Sand 1.30 15.50 Apr 16, 2005 Mariechen Spivey live shrimp 
Seatrout, Silver 1.25 15.00 Nov 24, 2006 Brandi Huff live shrimp 
Seatrout, Spotted 5.14 23.25 Jul 17, 2004 Wade Greene IV bass assasin 
Sheepshead 4.40 18.75 Apr 16, 2005 Mariechen Spivey live shrimp 
Snapper, Gray 6.00 22.00 Jun 17, 2008 Anthony Matamoros piggy perch 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Drum, Red 3.50 21.50 Aug 14, 2004 Albert Chapa Spoonfly 
Flounder, Southern 2.13 16.75 Aug 13, 2004 Anthony Chapa CBF automatic 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Mullet, Striped 1.88 17.50 Aug 8, 2005 Wayne Trammell Jr.
Needlefish, Atlantic 0.50 21.00 Mar 5, 2006 Wayne Trammell Jr.
Sheepshead 6.10 22.00 May 15, 2005 Wayne Trammell Jr.
Spadefish, Atlantic 2.69 14.50 May 7, 2006 Wayne Trammell Jr.
Stingray, Atlantic 1.25 12.00 Jul 30, 2006 Wayne Trammell Jr.

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Drum, Black 56.25 Jun 16, 2009 Gary Barclay shrimp 
Drum, Red 35.50 Aug 15, 2009 Nicholas Scott live bait 
Seatrout, Spotted 28.00 Feb 5, 2011 Michael Marquis sand eel 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Drum, Black 44.75 Oct 27, 2012 Caleb Smith crab 
Seatrout, Spotted 28.00 Feb 5, 2011 Michael Marquis sand eel 

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