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The State Largemouth Bass Record For Every State In America

The State Largemouth Bass Record For Every State In America

Any angler would be lying if they said they’ve never dreamed about catching a monster fish, whether it’s a 10 pounder, a new PB, or even a state record. It's a thought that has crossed all of our minds.

We’ve compiled a list of the State Largemouth Bass Record from all 50 states to help serve as a reference on the quality of fish swimming in your home state. Some records date back to George S Perry's world record bass in 1922 while others state records seem to be broken every year. Either way, we all could literally be one cast away from from the bass fishing record books.

State Largemouth Bass Record Chart

Key: State: Weight, Body of Water, Angler Name, Year Caught

Alaska: 0.5 lbs, Sand Lake, Angler Unknown, 2018

Alabama: 16 lbs-8 oz, Mountain View Lake, Thomas Burgin, 1987

Arizona: 16 lbs-7 oz, Canyon Lake, Randall White, 1997

Arkansas: 16 lbs-5 oz, Lake Dunn, Paul Crowder, 2012

California: 21 lbs-12 oz, Lake Castaic, Micheal Arujo, 1991

Colorado: 11 lbs-6 oz, Echo Canyon Reservoir, Jarrett Edwards, 1997

Connecticut: 12 lbs-14 oz, Mashapaug Pond, Frank Domurat, 1961

Delaware: 11 lbs-10 oz, Wagamons Pond, AJ Klein, 2016

Florida: 17 lbs-4 oz, Unnamed Lake, Billy O’Berry, 1986

Georgia: 22 lbs-4 oz, Montgomery Lake, George Perry, 1932

Hawaii: 9 lbs-9.4 oz, Waita Reservoir, Dickie Broyles, 1992

Idaho: 10 lbs-15 oz, Anderson Lake, Mrs. M.W. Taylor, Year Unknown

Illinois: 13 lbs-1 oz, Stone Quarry, Edward Walbel,1976

Indiana:14 lbs-12 oz, Unnamed Lake, Jenifer Schultz, 1991

Iowa: 10 lbs-14 oz, Lake Fisher, Patricia Zaerr, 1984

Kansas: 11 lbs-12.8 oz, Private Pit Lake, Tyson Hallam, 2008

Kentucky: 13 lbs-10.4 oz, Wood Creek Lake, Dale Wilson, 1984

Louisiana: 15.97 lbs, Caney Lake, Greg Wiggins, 1994

Maine: 11 lbs-10 oz, Moose Pond, Robert Kamp, 1968

Maryland: 11 lbs-2 oz, Private Pond, Rodney Cockrell, 1983

Massachusetts: 15 lbs-8 oz, Sampson Pond, Walter Bolonis, 1975

Michigan: 11 lbs-15.04 oz, Big Pine Island Lake, William Maloney, 1934

Minnesota: 8 lbs-12.75 oz, Tetonka Lake, Joseph Johanns, 1959

Mississippi: 18 lbs-2.4 oz, Natchez State Park Lake, Anthony Denny, 1992

Missouri: 13 lbs-14 oz, Bull Shoals Lake, Marvin Bushong, 1961

Montana: 8 lbs-12.8 oz, Noxon Rapids Reservoir, Darin Williams, 2009

Nebraska: 10 lbs-11 oz, Unknown Sand Pit, Paul Abegglen Sr., 1965

Nevada: 12 lbs, Lake Mead, Micheal R. Geary, 1999

New Hampshire: 10 lbs-8 oz, Lake Potanipo, G. Bullpit, 1967

New Jersey: 10 lbs-14 oz, Menantico Sand Wash Pond, Robert Eisele, 1980

New Mexico: 15 lbs-13 oz, Bill Evans Lake, Steve Estrada, 1995

New York: 11 lbs-4 oz, Buckhorn Lake, John L. Higbie, 1987

North Carolina: 15 lbs-14 oz, Private Pond, William H. Wofford, 1991

North Dakota: 8 lbs-7.5 oz, Nelson Lake, Leon Rixen, 1983

Ohio: 13 lbs-2 oz, Private Pond, Roy Landsberger, 1976

Oklahoma: 14 lbs-12.3 oz, Cedar Lake, Benny Williams Jr., 2012

Oregon: 11 lbs-9.6 oz, Private Pond, Randy Spaur, 1994

Pennsylvania: 11 lbs-3 oz, Birch Run Reservoir, Donal Shade, 1983

Rhode Island: 10 lbs-6 oz, Johnson’s Pond, Brandon Migliore, 2016

South Carolina: 16 lbs-2 oz, Lake Marion, P.H. Flanagan, 1949

South Dakota: 9 lbs-3 oz, Hudson Gravel Pit, Richard Vierick, 1999

Tennessee: 15 lbs-2 oz, Chickamauga Lake, Gabe Keen, 2015

Texas: 18 lbs-2.8 oz, Lake Fork, Barry St.Clair, 1992

Utah: 10 lbs-2 oz, Powell Lake, Sam Lamanna, 1974

Vermont: 10 lbs-4 oz, Lake Dunmore, Tony Gale, 1988

Virginia: 16 lbs-4 oz, Connor Lake, Richard Tate, 1985

Washington: 12 lbs-8 oz, Lake Bosworth, Bill Evans, 2016

West Virginia: 9 lbs-9.9 oz, Dog Run Lake, Eli Gain, 2001

Wisconsin: 11 lbs-3 oz, Ripley Lake, N/A, 1940

Wyoming: 7 lbs-14 oz, Private Pond, Dustin Shorma, 1992

Which is the most surprising state largemouth bass record to you? Having fished in Wisconsin for a while, I'm shocked the State Largemouth Bass Record is over 11 lbs, as I didn't know double-digit LMBs even existed there!


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