Water Body Records for Lower Laguna Madre

Updated October 6, 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
Barracuda, Great 1.08 16.00 Dec 22, 2002 Joey Albin  
Catfish, Blue 10.10 28.00 May 26, 1997 Harvey Bruns mullet 
Catfish, Hardhead 1.92 17.25 Nov 13, 2005 David Kassai mullet 
Dolphin 4.00 27.00 Jun 28, 2007 Walter Humann Fly Rod, tan & white clouser 
Drum, Black 19.50 32.50 Dec 4, 2001 Stephen Puzio Fly Rod,  
Drum, Red 33.60 46.00 Aug 19, 2006 Carlos Hernandez sardine 
Flounder, Other 4.30 20.75 Aug 22, 2000 Skipper Ray Fly Rod,  
Flounder, Southern 5.65 22.13 Jun 2, 2012 Chris Daniels queen cocatto 
Gar, Alligator 39.63 55.25 Jun 22, 2007 Quinn Turner mullet 
Houndfish 2.69 37.50 Jul 9, 2005 David Sweeney bally hoo 
Jack, Crevalle 20.31 40.00 Jul 11, 2014 Marco A. Ramirez gulp 
Kingfish, Southern 0.91 12.75 Mar 11, 2008 David Camarillo Jr. dead piggy perch 
Ladyfish 4.81 28.50 Oct 4, 2012 William Tichy gulp shrimp 
Mackerel, Spanish 5.75 29.50 Oct 22, 2010 Julia Mayberry plastic jig 
Midshipman, Atlantic 3.50 44.00 Nov 1, 1999 Katheryn Wilson  
Mojarras 0.88 12.25 Aug 1, 1981 Natalie Woods  
Mullet, Striped 7.19 24.88 Jun 19, 1999 Michael Domanski  
Needlefish, Atlantic 0.97 27.25 Aug 6, 2011 Patrick Reed doa Cal 
Pompano, Florida 6.41 24.63 Jun 18, 2006 Juan Carrillo III live shrimp 
Ray, Smooth Butterfly 15.42 28.50 Jul 3, 2004 Tom Aubrey  
Seatrout, Spotted 15.60 37.25 May 23, 2002 Carl Rowland Fly Rod,  
Shark, Blacktip 104.36 70.00 Aug 8, 1996 Joshua Whitlock  
Sheepshead 15.25 26.50 Oct 17, 2002 Wayne Gilstrap live shrimp 
Sleeper, Bigmouth 1.88 16.75 Aug 18, 1996 Ben Cowan  
Snapper, Gray 7.25 24.00 Aug 15, 2008 Coy Turner mullet 
Snook, common 12.00 37.00 Sep 21, 2013 Christopher M. Holley Fly Rod, black rabbit zonker 
Stargazer, Southern 1.39 11.75 Sep 26, 1992 Eula Pope  
Stingray, Southern 176.00 90.25 Aug 8, 2004 John Barrera mullet 
Tripletail 19.06 30.00 Sep 2, 2009 Fred Cappadona balleyhoo 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Dolphin 4.00 27.00 Jun 28, 2007 Walter Humann tan & white clouser 
Drum, Black 19.50 32.50 Dec 4, 2001 Stephen Puzio  
Drum, Red 6.56 26.00 Nov 25, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Eric's crab fly 
Flounder, Other 4.30 20.75 Aug 22, 2000 Skipper Ray  
Flounder, Southern 2.05 18.00 Aug 12, 1999 Charles Miller clouser 
Jack, Crevalle 7.50 0.00 Nov 26, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Eg mullet 
Ladyfish 4.20 26.88 Oct 18, 2003 Skipper Ray clouser minnow 
Seatrout, Spotted 15.60 37.25 May 23, 2002 Carl Rowland  
Sheepshead 6.10 22.25 May 23, 2005 Dan Coley Coley rattling shrimp 
Snapper, Gray 2.63 18.50 Nov 26, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Eg mullet 
Snook, common 12.00 37.00 Sep 21, 2013 Christopher M. Holley black rabbit zonker 
Tripletail 9.94 24.00 Aug 6, 2001 Bruce Miller bruce's charlie 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Catfish, Hardhead 1.92 17.25 Nov 13, 2005 David Kassai mullet 
Drum, Red 6.56 26.00 Nov 25, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Fly Rod, Eric's crab fly 
Gar, Alligator 39.63 55.25 Jun 22, 2007 Quinn Turner mullet 
Jack, Crevalle 7.50 0.00 Nov 26, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Fly Rod, Eg mullet 
Kingfish, Southern 0.91 12.75 Mar 11, 2008 David Camarillo Jr. dead piggy perch 
Ladyfish 1.81 21.88 Nov 26, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Fly Rod, Eg mullet 
Needlefish, Atlantic 0.97 27.25 Aug 6, 2011 Patrick Reed doa Cal 
Pompano, Florida 6.41 24.63 Jun 18, 2006 Juan Carrillo III live shrimp 
Seatrout, Spotted 5.25 26.00 Mar 7, 2010 David Camarillo Jr. live shrimp 
Snapper, Gray 2.63 18.50 Nov 26, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Fly Rod, Eg mullet 
Snook, common 6.50 29.00 Nov 25, 2005 Nick Rizopoulos Fly Rod, Eg Mullet 
Stingray, Southern 176.00 90.25 Aug 8, 2004 John Barrera mullet 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Drum, Red 6.56 26.00 Nov 25, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Eric's crab fly 
Jack, Crevalle 7.50 0.00 Nov 26, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Eg mullet 
Ladyfish 1.81 21.88 Nov 26, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Eg mullet 
Seatrout, Spotted 3.38 22.50 Nov 23, 2005 Nick Rizopoulos Eg Mullet 
Snapper, Gray 2.63 18.50 Nov 26, 2004 Nick Rizopoulos Eg mullet 
Snook, common 6.50 29.00 Nov 25, 2005 Nick Rizopoulos Eg Mullet 

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Drum, Black 30.75 May 5, 2013 Marcus Molina gulp shrimp 
Ladyfish 24.25 Aug 24, 2013 Stephen Ambriz Jr. DOA shrimp 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Drum, Black 30.75 May 5, 2013 Marcus Molina gulp shrimp 
Ladyfish 23.75 Dec 20, 2013 Kenneth Biegalski  

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