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Iowa Fishing Records

Species Weight Length Where Caught County Date Angler City
Bass
(Largemouth)
10 lb. 14 oz. 23 1/2" Lake Fisher Davis 5-84  Patricia Zaerr Davenport
Bass
(Ocean Striped)
9 lb. 4 oz. 29" Lake Rathbun Appanoose 7-83 Richard Pauley Mystic
Bass
(Rock)
1 lb. 8 oz. 10 1/2" Mississippi
River
Dubuque 6-73 Jim Driscoll Dubuque
Bass
(Smallmouth)
7 lb. 12 oz. 22 3/4" West Okoboji Dickinson 9-90 Rick Gray Dickinson
Bass
(White)
3 lb. 14 oz. 20" West Okoboji Dickinson 5-72 Bill Born Milford
Bass
(Wiper)
18 lb. 15 oz. 33 1/4" Des Moines River Polk 9-97 Don Ostergaard Des Moines

Bass
(Yellow)
1 lb. 9 oz.
1 lb. 9 oz.
14 1/2"
13 /12
Lake Manawa
Lake Anita
Pottawattamie
Cass
4-91
5-00
Bill Campbell
Michael Gradick
Council Bluffs
Underwood
Bluegill 3 lb. 2 oz. 12 7/8" Farm Pond Madison 7-86 Phil Algreen Earlham
Bowfin
(Dogfish)
11 lb. 9 oz. 31 1/2" Mississippi River Clayton 5-94 Bill Gretten Blue Grass
Bullhead 5 lb. 8 oz. 22" Farm Pond Hamilton 1989 Michael Hurd Ellsworth
Buffalo 62 lb. 8 oz. 48 1/2" Mississippi River Allamakee 8-99 Jim Winters Jesup
Carp
(Bighead)
54 lb.  48" Red Rock Spillway Marion 07-03 Randall Moore Prairie City
Carp
(Common)
50 lb.  44" Glenwood Lake Mills 5-69 Fred Hougland Glenwood
Catfish
(Blue)
101 lb. 53" Missouri River Mills 6-04 Mike Rush Bellevue, NE
Catfish
(Channel)
36 lb. 8 oz. 40 1/2" Middle Raccoon River Dallas 8-93 Ron Godwin Earlham
Catfish
(Flathead)
81 lb. 52" Lake Ellis Lucas 6-58 Joe Baze Chariton
Crappie 4 lb. 9 oz. 21 1/4" Green Castle Lake Marshall 5-81 Ted Trowbridge Marshalltown
Freshwater
Drum
46 lb. 38 1/2" Spirit Lake Dickinson 10-62 R.F. Farra Clarion
Gar
(Longnose)
17 lb. 8 oz. 51" Mississippi River Clayton 9-92 Kevin Riley Cedar Rapids
Gar
(Shortnose)
4 lb. 15 oz. 30 1/4" Des Moines River Marion 05-04 Eric VanWeelden Kellogg
Goldeye
/Mooneye
2 lb. 6 oz. 18" Mississippi River Jackson 6-03 Kirk Hanson Cedar Falls
Goldeye
/Mooneye
2 lb. 6 oz. 18 1/4" Cedar River Black Hawk 11-03 Ron Norris Waterloo
Green
Sunfish
2 lb. 1 oz. 12 1/2" Farm Pond Marion 7-00 Ralph Mayer Knoxville
Muskellunge 50 lb. 6 oz. 52" Spirit Lake Dickinson 8-00 Kevin Cardwell Spirit Lake
Tiger
Muskie
27 lb. 2 oz. 47" West Okoboji Dickinson 8-89 Shannon Green Spencer
Northern
Pike
25 lb. 5 oz. 45" West Okoboji Dickinson 2-77 Allen Forsberg Albert City
Paddlefish 107 lb. 69 1/2" Missouri River Monona 3-81 Robert Pranschke Onowa
Perch
(Yellow)
2 lb. 3 oz. 14 3/4" Morse Lake Wright 3-94 Daniel Borchardt Mason CIty
Perch
(Yellow)
2 lb. 3 oz. 15 1/2" Bussey Lake Clayton 12-01 Steven Moore Guttenberg
Sauger 6 lb. 8 oz. 25" Missouri River Woodbury 10-76 Mrs. W. Buser Sloan
Saugeye 12 lb.4 oz. 29 1/2" Des Moines River Polk 3-00 Don Ostergaard Des Moines
Sturgeon
(Shovelnose)
12 lb. 33" Des Moines River Van Buren 4-74 Randy Hemm Douds
Suckers
(Misc.)
15 lb. 1 oz. 32 1/4" Missouri River Monona 9-83 Glen E. Dittman Onawa
Sunfish
(Misc.)
NONE - - - - - -
Trout
(Brook)
7 lb. 19 3/4" Fountain Springs Delaware 7-96 Doug Kovarik Marion
Trout
(Brown)
15 lb. 6 oz. 29" North Prairie Lake Blackhawk 6-95 Gerold Lewis Gladbrook
Trout
(Rainbow)
19 lb. 8 oz. 35" French Creek Allamakee 7-84 Jack Renner Waterloo
Walleye 14 lb. 8 oz. 30 1/2" Des Moines River Polk 9-86 Gloria Eoriatti Ankeny
White Amur 64 lb. 50 1/2 in." Winterfield Pit Sioux 5-03 Vaughn Wassink Hull
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