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Freshwater Fishing Records

SPECIES
WEIGHT
DATE
LOCATION
ANGLER/HOMETOWN
Bass, Largemouth 16 lbs 8 oz 11/3/87 Mtn. View Lake, Shelby Co Thomas (T. M.) Burgin/Birmingham
Bass, Redeye (3) 3 lbs 2 oz 3/8/2000 Choccolocco Creek Terry Johnson/Oxford
Bass, Rock 1 lb 6 oz 5/6/95 Paint Rock River James R. Stewart/Scottsboro
Bass, Shoal 6 lbs 11 oz 2/25/96 Hallawakee Creek Darrell Trawick/Salem
Bass, Smallmouth (1) l0 lbs 8 oz 10/8/50 Wheeler Dam tailwater Owen F. Smith/Fairfield
Bass, Spotted (2) 8 lbs 15 oz 3/18/78 Lewis Smith Phillip C. Terry/Decatur
Bass, Striped 55 lbs 1955 Tallapoosa River Charles Totty/Tallassee
Bass, Striped Hybrid 25 lbs 15 oz 9/13/96 Sipsey Fork E. H. Hodges/Chelsea
Bass, White 4 lbs 9 oz 2/14/87 Warrior River Ben DeMott/Bessemer
Bass, Yellow (3) 2 lb 8 oz 4/12/00 Guntersville Reservoir, Jackson Co. Dennis M. Woebbeking/Pisgah
Bowfin 17 lbs 12 oz 8/13/78 Mobile Delta David C. Wood/Daphne
Buffalo 57 lbs 4/13/90 Guntersville Reservoir Ralph B. Lowery/Albertville
Bullhead 3 lbs 13 oz 4/8/84 Private Pond/Montgomery. Co. Charles A. Lane/Montgomery
Carp, Common 35 lbs 4/19/80 Bear Creek, Colbert County Darrin Jackson/Double Springs
Carp, Grass 70 lbs 4/12/99 Lake Martin Michael S. White, Jr./Eclectic
Catfish, Blue (2) 111 lbs 7/5/96 Wheeler  Reservoir Wm. P. McKinley/Elkmont
Catfish, Channel 40 lbs 6/17/67 Inland Lake Donald R. Cox/Oneonta
Catfish, Flathead 80 lbs 6/22/86 Alabama River, Selma Rick Conner/Selma
Catfish, White 10 lbs 5 oz 4/3/81 Chambers Co. Public Lake Roy T. Britton/Opelika
Crappie, Black (tie)
Crappie, Black (tie)
4 lbs 5 oz
4 lbs 4 oz
6/2/97
3/18/84
private pond/Jefferson Co.
Paint Creek
William D. Webb/B'ham
Sherril Harris/Sylacauga
Crappie, White
Crappie, White
4 lbs 9 oz
4 lbs 8 oz
5/8/00
4/4/74
Lake Martin, Tallapoosa Co.
Guntersville Reservoir
Jeremy S. White/Alexander City
Jack Grant/Altoona
Drum, Freshwater (2) 41 lbs 8 oz 7/24/49 Wilson Reservoir Wilson Brock/Birmingham
Eel, American 5 lbs 8 oz 5/11/89 Lake Shechi, Chilton Co. Tod A. Groover/Montevallo
Gar, Alligator 140 lbs 7/3/83 Blakley River Billy Wildberger/Mobile
Gar, Longnose 32 lbs 14 oz 4/18/85 Jordan Reservoir Gary Smyth/Pelham
Gar, Spotted 8 lbs 12 oz 8/26/87 Cotaco Creek Winston Baker/Alex City
Muskellunge
(no longer stocked)
19 lbs 8 oz l2/31/72 Wilson Dam tailwater Steve Leatherwood/Haleyville
Paddlefish (now protected, release when captured) 52 lbs 12 oz 3/18/82 Wilson Dam tailwater Susan Holland/Muscle Shoals
Perch, Yellow 1 lb 15 oz 2/26/00 Wheeler Reservoir, Limestone Co. Matthew K. Patterson/Decatur
Pickerel, Chain 6 lbs 5.5 oz 6/24/76 Dyas Creek, Baldwin County Michael P. Ryan/Bay Minette
Pickerel, Redfin 0 lbs 9 oz 9/2/02 Crosbys Creek/Wash. Co. Luke Myers/Millry
Redhorse, Silver (3) 14 lbs 14 oz 4/24/95 Wilson Dam tailwater Chris Stephenson/B'ham
Sauger 5 lbs 2 oz 3/5/72 Wilson Dam tailwater William F. Huntley/Athens
Sunfish, Bluegill (3) 4 lbs 12 oz 4/9/50 Ketona Lake, Birmingham T. S. Hudson/Birmingham
Sunfish, Green 0 lbs 15 oz 4/28/85 Bayview Lake, Birmingham Stephen McArdle/B'ham
Sunfish, Longear 0 lbs 8 oz 5/12/90 Yellow River Jerry Jones/Ozark
Sunfish, Redbreast 13 oz 6/15/96 Pea River Ronnie E. Carnley/Opp
Sunfish, Redear (2) 4 1bs 4 oz 5/5/62 Chattahoochee R. Jeff Lashley/Gordon
Trout, Rainbow 7 lbs 4 oz 6/5/04 Juniper Spring, Talladega County Gene Louis
Hester, Jr./Childersburg
Walleye 10 lbs 14 oz 6/24/80 Weiss Reservoir Julia Hurley/Cedar Bluff
Warmouth 1 lb 12 oz 4/25/86 Farm Pond Jimmy A. Barfield/Dothan

(1) Previous World Record, Any Method / (2) Previous World Record, Rod and Reel / (3) World Record, Rod And Reel

Procedures For The Certification of Alabama State Record Freshwater Fish

(1) Fish must be caught in Alabama waters by legal means (see application and rules).
(2) Fish must be identified by Alabama Fisheries Section biologist or other certified fisheries biologist.
(3) Fish must be weighed on certified scales.

(4) Weighing must be witnessed by two people.
(5) Application must be submitted on official application form (form available on-line PDF file (you need Free Adobe Acrobat Reader).
(6) Application form must be notarized.
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