State Largemouth Bass Record

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

State Weight Location Angler Year
Alaska o.5 Lbs Sand Lake N/A 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 N/A
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 Rodney Cockrell 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 Sandpit Near Columbus Paul Abegglen Sr. 1965
Nevada 12 lbs even 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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Comments 9

  1. Had a quick comment regarding the record for Wyoming. The record came from a stock pond on public land. Any fish caught in waters or fisheries not available to the public is ineligible for records. Just an FYI though, great post.

  2. The Arkansas state record is 16 pounds, 4 ounces, caught by Aaron Mardis from Mallard Lake, March 2, 1976. The fish on your list was illegal because the angler did not have a valid license at the time of the catch.

  3. MN state record is 8-15, the one you have listed was broken in 2005. Did you guys do any research before putting this list together?

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