California’s Biggest Crappie: Bass Angler Sets A New Record While Fishing On Clear Lake

David Burruss, owner of Clear Lake Outdoors in Lakeport, California, just broke the state record crappie when he reeled in 4.33-pound black crappie out of the Northern California’s fishing crown jewel, Clear Lake.

The Lake Country Record-Bee reported that David was bass fishing with a 4-inch soft plastic swimbait when the record-setting crappie swiped his lure. 

Clear lake receives an incredible amount of fishing pressure and notoriety for the trophy bass that calls these waters home. There is no doubt that Clear Lake is a tremendous bass fishery, but it’s also filled with gargantuan crappie.

California State Record Crappie
The new 4.33lb California state record crappie

California State Record Fish

SpeciesWeightAnglerWaterway
Bass, Largemouth21lbs, 12 ouncesMike ArujoCastaic Lake
Bass, Smallmouth9lbs, 13 ouncesHarold HardinPardee Reservoir
Bass, Spotted10lbs, 4 ouncesBrian ShishidoPine Flat Lake
Bass, Striped67lbs, 8 ouncesHank FergusonO’Neill Forebay
Bass, White5lbs, 5 ouncesMilton MizeFerguson Lake
Bluegill3lbs, 14 ouncesMichael HoloubekRancho Murieta Reservoir
Catfish, Blue113lbs, 5 ouncesSteve OudomsoukSan Vicente Reservoir
Catfish, Bullhead, Brown4lbs, 8 ouncesGary DittenbirTrinity Lake
Catfish, Channel53lbs, 8 ouncesRandall Gilgert Jr.San Joaquin River
Catfish, Flathead72lbs, 14 ouncesBilly Joe PotterColorado River
Catfish, White22lbsJames RobinsonLand Park pond
Crappie, Black4lbs, 1 ounceWilma HoneyNew Hogan Lake
Minnow, Carp52lbsLee BryantLake Nacimiento
Pumpkinseed1lbDave SmithMountain Meadows Reservoir
Salmon, Chinook88lbsO. LindbergSacramento River
Salmon, Chinook – Inland20lbs, 15 ouncesSally NachreinerTrinity Lake
Salmon, Coho22lbsMilton HainPaper Mill Creek
Salmon, Coho – Inland8lbs, 1 ounceHoshua GiordanoLake Oroville
Salmon, Kokanee5 pounds, 2 ouncesWilliam BrushLake Tahoe
Salmon, Pink8lbs, 11 ouncesMike DailySacramento River
Sturgeon, White468lbsJoey PallottaSan Pablo Bay
Sunfish, Redear5lbs, 3 ouncesAnthony WhiteFolsom South Canal
Sunfish, Warmouth15 ouncesRussell JacobsHensley Lake
Tilapia6lbsGary HortonPalo Verde Lagoon
Trout, Brook9lbs, 12 ouncesTexas HaynesSilver Lake
Trout, Brown26lbs, 8 ouncesDanny StearmanTwin Lakes
Trout, Bull9lbs, 11 ouncesJames McCloudLake McCloud
Trout, Cutthroat – Wild31lbs, 8 ouncesWilliam PominLake Tahoe
Trout, Golden9lbs, 8 ouncesO. BenefieldVirginia Lake
Trout, Lake37lbs, 6 ouncesRobert AronsenLake Tahoe
Trout, Rainbow27lbsFrank PalmerLake Natoma
Trout, Steelhead27lbs, 4 ouncesRobert HalleySmith River
Whitefish, Mountain3lbs, 1 ounceGregg HarrisLake Tahoe

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