smallmouth bass records by state

Every Single State Smallmouth Bass Record, Listed

Smallmouth bass are hands down my favorite fish to target. Their looks, curiosity, habitat and ferociousness are a few reasons why they top my list. To put it simply, they’re just bad to the bone. Growing up, I mainly fished small creeks and rivers for bronzebacks. Anything over 16 inches was a dandy in my eyes and a new personal smallmouth bass record. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to fish throughout the upper midwest chasing smalljaws in some truly world class fisheries.

Here’s a full breakdown of all of the word class smallmouth bass fisheries in the country, and the records they’ve produced. Here are all of the smallmouth bass records by state. Which are you going to try and break this season?

 

State Weight Location Angler Date
Tennessee 11 lbs 15 oz Dale Hollow Lake David L. Hayes 1955
Kentucky 11 lbs 15 oz Dale Hollow Lake David L. Hayes 1955
Alabama 10 lbs 8 oz Wheeler Dam tailwater Owen F. Smith 1950
North Carolina 10 lbs 0 oz Hiwassee Reservoir Archie Lampkin 1951
Ohio 9 lbs 8 oz Lake Erie Randy Van Dam 1993
South Carolina 9 lbs 7 oz LakeJocassee Terry Dodson 2001
California 9 lbs 13 oz Pardee Reservoir (Amador) Harold Hardin 2007
West Virginia 9 lbs 12 oz South Branch David Lindsay 1971
Idaho 9 lbs 11.5 oz Dworshak Reservoir Dan Steigers 2006
Michigan 9 Lbs 15 oz Indian River Robert Bruce 2016
Wisconsin 9 lbs 1 oz Indian Lake unknown 1950
Washington 8 lbs 12 oz Columbia River – Hanford Reach Ray Wonacott 1966
Nevada 8 lbs 11 oz Sheep Creek Reservoir Curtis Ockerman 2010
Pennsylvania 8 lbs 8 oz Scotts Run Lake Robert T. Steelman 1997
Maryland 8 lbs 4 oz Liberty Reservoir Gary Peters 1974
New York 8 lbs 4 oz Lake Erie+ Lake Ontario Andrew C. Kartesz + Patrick Hildenbrand 1995 + 2016
Oklahoma 8 lbs 3 oz Lake Eufaula Steve McLarty 2006
Massachusetts 8 lbs 2 oz Wachusett Reservoir Barbara Sasen 1991
Virginia 8 lbs 1 oz New River Donald S. Eaton, Jr 2003
Maine 8 lbs 0 oz Thompson Lake George Dyer 1970
Minnesota 8 lbs 0 oz West Battle Lake John Creighton 1948
Utah 7 lbs 6 oz Midview Reservoir (Lake Borham) Alan Iorg 1996
Arkansas 7 lbs 5 oz Bull Shoals Lake Acie Dickerson 1969
Indiana 7 lbs 4 oz Twin Lake Dana Yoder 1992
New Jersey 7 lbs 2 oz Round Valley Reservoir Carol Marciniak 1990
Georgia 7 lbs 2 oz Lake Chatuge Jack Hall 1973
Missouri 7 lbs 2 oz Stockton Lake Kevin S. Clingan 1994
Mississippi 7 lbs 15 oz Pickwick Lake – Yellow Creek Arm Thomas Wilbanks 1987
Texas 7 lbs 14.88 oz Lake Meredith Timothy Teague 1998
New Hampshire 7 lbs 14.5 oz Goose Pond Francis H. Lord 1970
Oregon 7 lbs 14 oz Henry Hagg Lake Kevin Silver 2000
Connecticut 7 lbs 12 oz Shenipsit Lake Joseph Mankauskas Jr. 1980
Iowa 7 lbs 12 oz West Okoboji Lake Rick Gray 1990
Nebraska 7 lbs. 4 oz Missouri River Dennis Swanson 2000
Arizona 7 lbs 0.96 oz Roosevelt Lake Dennis K. Barnhall 1988
New Mexico 7 lb 3 oz Canadian Reservoir Cale Sanders 2006
North Dakota 6 lbs 13 oz Lake Darling Bruce Elberg 2007
Vermont 6 lbs 12.96 oz Lake Eden Issac Spaulding 2003
South Dakota 7 lbs 3 oz Horseshoe Lake Lyal Held 2016
Kansas 6 lbs 8.8 oz Milford Reservoir Frank Evans Jr. 2010
Colorado 6 lbs 11 oz Aurora Reservoir Raymond Ong 2011
Illinois 6 lbs 7 oz strip mine lake Mark Samp 1985
Montana 6 lbs 6.6 oz Fort Peck Reservoir Mike Otten 2002
Rhode Island 6 lbs 4 oz Wash Pond B. Ferris 1977
Wyoming 5 lbs .94 oz Flaming Gorge Reservoir Bubba O’Neil 2003
Hawaii 4 lbs 15.68 oz Secret Location Chad Boteilho 2004
Delaware 4 lbs 15 oz Brandywine River Jerry Proffitt 1989
Louisiana N/A N/A N/A N/A
Florida N/A N/A N/A N/A
Alaska N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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