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Check out the latest fishing records for fishing in Illinois. From largemouth bass to record size walleye that were all caught while fishing in Illinois.

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Illinois Freshwater Fishing Records

SPECIES

WEIGHT
ANGLER
RESIDENCE
CAUGHT
LOCATION
COUNTY
BASS, Largemouth (I)

(NA)

13 lb./ 1 oz.

22 lb./ 4 oz.

Edward J. Walbel

George W. Perry

Elmwood Park 2/15/76

6/ 2/32

Stone Quarry Lk.

Montgomery Lk., GA

LAKE
BASS, Rock (I)

(NA)

(NA)

1 lb./10 oz.

3 lb./ 0 oz.

3 lb./ 0 oz.

George Nielson

Peter Gulgin

David Thomas

Crestwood 5/ 5/87

8/ 1/74

6/13/69

Aux Sable Creek

York River, ONT.

Sugar Creek, IN

GRUNDY
BASS, Smallmouth (I)

(NA)

6 lb./ 7 oz.

11 lb./15 oz.

Mark Samp

David L. Hayes

Peoria 3/26/85

7/ 9/55

Strip Mine

Dale Hollow Lake, KY

FULTON
BASS, Spotted (I)

(NA)

7 lb./ 3.12 oz.

8 lb./15 oz.

Richard Leonard

Phillip C. Terry, Jr.

Cuba 3/15/92

3/18/78

Strip Mine

Smith Lake, AL

FULTON
BASS, Striped (I)

(NA)

31 lb./ 7 oz.

67 lb./ 1 oz

Eric Shivers

Jeff Smith

Taylorville 5/23/94

8/15/97

Sangchris Lake

Colorado River, AZ

CHRISTIAN
BASS, Hybrid (I)

Striped (NA)

20 lb./ 0.32 oz.

27 lb./ 5 oz

David B. Gjelsvik

Jerald C. Schaum

Goreville 6/20/93

4/27/97

Lake of Egypt

Geers Ferry Lake, AK

JOHNSON
BASS, White (I)

(NA)

4 lb./14 oz.

6 lb./ 7 oz.

Bruce Wilson

David S.Kraushaar

Caseyville 10/ 7/81

9/19/89

Kaskaskia River

Saginaw Bay, MI

CLINTON
BASS, Yellow (I)

(NA)

2lb./ 0 oz.

2 lb./ 5 oz.

Jimmy Kostoff, Jr.

George Edwards

Madison 5/ 5/94

3/26/91

Farm Pond

Kiamichi River, OK

MADISON
BLUEGILL (I)

(NA)

3 lb./ 8 oz.

4 lb./12 oz.

Darren May

T. S. Hudson

Decatur 5/10/87

4/ 9/50

Farm Pond

Ketone Lake, AL

JASPER
BOWFIN (I)

(I)

(NA)

16 lb./ 6 oz.

16 lb./ 6 oz.

21 lb./ 8 oz.

Charles R. Keller

Dan Nugent

R. L. Harmon

Sesser

Harrisburg

9/23/84

9/14/92

1/29/80

Rend Lake

Bay Creek

Forest Lake, SC

JEFFERSON

POPE

BUFFALO (I)

(Bigmouth) (NA)

(Smallmouth) (NA)

48 lb./ 0 oz.

70 lb./ 5 oz.

88 lb./ 8 oz.

C.B. Merritt

Delbert Sisk

Tony Crawford

Quincy 1936

4/21/80 11/14/93

Mississippi River

Bussey Brake, LA

Lake Wylie, NC

ADAMS
BUFFALO, Black (I)

(NA)

23 lb./12 oz.

54 lb./ 8 oz.

Ron Smith

Marion Joyce Lovell

Dixon 7/27/84

5/24/97

Rock River

Percy Priest, TN

LEE
BULLHEAD, Black (I)

(NA)

5 lb./ 6 oz.

8 lb./15 oz.

Justin White

Charles M. Taylor

Dunfermline 4/24/88

8/19/87

Strip Mine

Sturgis Pond, MI

FULTON
BULLHEAD, Brown (I)

(NA)

2 lb./ 10.4 oz.

6 lb./ 2 oz.

Shane Richardson

Bobby L. Gibson, Jr.

Latham 4/25/93

1/19/91

Weldon Springs

Pearl River, MS

DE WITT
BULLHEAD,Yellow (I)

(NA)

5 lb./ 4 oz.

4 lb./ 8 oz.

Bill Snow

Patricia Simmon

Geneva 1955

7/15/89

Fox River

Mormon Lake, AZ

KANE
CARP (I)

(NA)

51 lb./ 0 oz.

57 lb./13 oz.

Steve K. Davis

David Nikolow

Glen Carbon 5/ 1/94

6/19/83

Lake Hillcrest

Tidal Basin

Washington, D.C.

MADISON
CARP, Bighead (I)

(NA)

43 lb./3 oz.

10 lb./ o oz.

Larry Hileman

Clifton Smith

Anna 5/25/95

11/23/95

Lyerla Lake

Kentucky Lk., KY

UNION
CATFISH, Blue (I) (NA) 80 lb./0 oz.

111 lb./ 0 oz.

Dwayne Warncke

William P. McKinley

Ironton, MO 10/30/98

7/5/96

Mississippi River

Wheeler Reservoir, AL

MONROE
CATFISH, Channel (I)

(NA)

45 lb./ 4 oz.

58 lb./ 0 oz.

Todd Baumeyer

W.B. Whaley

Granite City 2/ 7/87

7/ 7/64

Baldwin Lake

Sante Cooper Rsv., SC

ST. CLAIR
CATFISH, Flathead (I)

(NA)

78 lb./ 0 oz.

92 lb./ 0 oz.

Jody Harris

Robert Pardee

Carlyle 8/11/95

2/25/95

Carlyle Lake

Toledo Bend Lk, TX

CLINTON
CRAPPIE, Black (I)

(NA)

4 lb./ 8 oz.

6 lb./ 0 oz.

John Hampton

Lettie Robertson

Christopher 5/15/76

11/28/69

Rend Lake

Westwego Canal, LA

FRANKLIN
CRAPPIE, White (I)

(NA)

4 lb./ 7 oz.

5 lb./ 3 oz.

Kevin Dennis

Fred L. Bright

Jacksonville 4/ 8/73

7/31/57

Farm Pond

Enid Dam, MS

MORGAN
DRUM, (I)

Freshwater (NA)

35 lb./ 0 oz.

54 lb./ 8 oz.

Joe Rinella

Benny E. Hull

Mahomet 1960

4/20/72

DuQuoin City Lake Nickajack Lake, TN PERRY
GOLDEYE (I)

(NA)

2 lb./ 1 oz.

3 lb./13 oz.

Steven D. Unzicker

Gary Heuer

Casey 7/26/98

8/ 9/87

Embarras River

Oahe Tailwater, SD

CUMBERLAND
GRASS CARP (I)

(NA)

66 lb./ 8 oz.

62 lb./ 0 oz.

Mark S. Metzger

Craig Bass

Petersburg 7/8/98

5/13/91

Lake Petersburg

Emerald Valley Lake, AL

MENARD
MUSKELLUNGE (I)

(NA)

37 lb./13 oz.

69 lb./11 oz.

Chris Kim

Louis Spray

Elk Grove Village 04/01/97

10/20/49

Shabbona Lake

Chippewa Flowage, WI

DEKALB
MUSKIE, Tiger (I)

(NA)

26 lb./ 2.88 oz.

51 lb./ 3 oz.

David Pan

John A. Knobla

Wood Dale 8/ 4/89

7/16/19

Summerset Lake

Lake Vieux Desert,

WI/MI

WINNEBAGO
NORTHERN PIKE (I)

(NA)

26 lb./15 oz.

46 lb./ 2 oz.

Walter Klenzak

Peter Dubuc

Bradley 11/ 9/89

9/15/40

Strip Mine Lake

Sacandaga Rsvr., NY

KANKAKEE
PERCH, Yellow (I)

(NA)

2 lb./ 8.75 oz.

4 lb./ 3 oz.

Joseph Grega

Dr. C.C.Abbot

Coal City 1/ 5/74

5/1865

Arrowhead Club Lake Bordentown, NJ WILL
SALMON, Atlantic (I)

(Inland) (NA)

18 lb./11.25 oz

22 lb./11 oz.

Robert Lueckhoff

Frank J. McGarth

Downers Grove 5/26/79

8/24/82

Lake Michigan

Lobstick Lake, Newfoundland, CAN.

COOK
SALMON, Chinook (I)

(Inland) (NA)

37 lb./ 0 oz.

44 lb./14 oz.

Marge Landeen

Josh Bostedt

LaGrange 8/ 7/76

7/19/94

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan, WI

LAKE
SALMON, Coho (I)

(Inland) (NA)

20 lb./ 9 oz.

33 lb./ 4 oz.

Carry VandeVusse

Jerry Lifton

Des Plaines 5/24/72

9/27/89

Lake Michigan

Salmon River, NY

LAKE
SALMON, Pink (I)

(Inland) (NA)

3 lb./ 4 oz.

3 lb./14 oz.

Neil J. Duba

Steve L. Ratte

Libertyville 7/ 5/92

9/13/83

Lake Michigan

Poplar River, MN

LAKE
SAUGER (I)

(NA)

5 lb./12.5 oz.

8 lb./12 oz.

Bill Rolando

Mike Fisher

Nora 7/30/67

10/ 6/71

Mississippi River

Lake Sakakawea, ND

JO DAVIESS
SAUGER-WALLEYE,(I)

Hybrid (NA)

8 lb./ 7.68 oz.

15 lb./10 oz.

Thomas Drovesky

Myron Kibler

Rock Island 11/21/98

1/11/95

Mississippi River

Ft. Peck Res., MT

ROCK ISLAND
STURGEON, (I)

Shovelnose (NA)

5 lb./ 2.56 oz.

5 lb./ 4 oz.

Allen Trout, Jr.

Jerry Bambenek

Moline 5/30/88

2/16/98

Rock River

Mississippi River, MN

ROCK ISLAND
SUNFISH, Green (I)

(NA)

(NA)

2 lb./ 1 oz.

2 lb./ 2 oz.

2 lb./ 2 oz.

John Stein

Paul Dilley

Louis Ferio

LeRoy 6/28/81

6/18/71

5/28/61

Farm Pond

Stockton Lake, MO

Cherokee Co. Pit, KS

DE WITT
SUNFISH, Hybrid (I)

(NA)

2 lb./ 4.48 oz.

2 lb./ 3 oz.

Georgia M. Holland

John Grim

Alton 6/16/90

6/24/93

Farm Pond

Flatbranch Creek, IL

JERSEY
SUNFISH, Redear (I)

(NA)

2 lb./12.3 oz.

5 lb./ 4 oz.

Mike DeMattei

Anthony White

Marion 9/ 7/85

6/27/94

Marion CC Lake

Folson S. Canal, CA

WILLIAMSON
TROUT, Brook (I)

(NA)

7 lb./ 5 oz.

14 lb./ 8 oz.

Daniel Frazier

Dr. W.J. Cook

Waukegan 11/3/98

7/1916

Lake Michigan

Nipigon River, Ontario,

CAN

LAKE
TROUT, Brown (I)

(NA)

36 lb./11 ½ oz.

40 lb./ 4 oz.

Deva Vranek

Howard 'Rip' Collins

Palos Hills 6/22/97

5/9/92

Lake Michigan

Little Red River, AR

COOK
TROUT, Lake (I)

(NA)

37 lb./ 8 oz.

72 lb./ 4 oz.

Alan Burchfield

Lloyd E. Bull

Zion 6/10/95

8/19/95

Lake Michigan

Great Bear Lake, N.W.T. Canada

LAKE
TROUT, Rainbow (I)

(Inland) (NA)

31 lb./6.72 oz.

37 lb./ 0 oz.

Kyle C. Johnson

Wes Hamlet

Wheaton 7/10/93

11/25/47

Lake Michigan

Lake Pend Oreille, ID

LAKE
TROUT, Tiger (I)

(NA)

8 lb./12.5 oz.

20 lb./13 oz.

Robert W. Zimny

Pete M. Friedland

Hickory Hills 6/26/77

8/12/78

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan, WI

COOK
WALLEYE (I)

(NA)

14 lb./ 0 oz.

25 lb./ 0 oz.

Fred Goselin

Mabry Harper

Kankakee 1961

8/ 1/60

Kankakee River

Old Hickory Lake, TN

KANKAKEE
WARMOUTH (I)

(NA)

1 lb./13 oz.

2 lb./ 7 oz.

Wesley Mills

Tony D. Dempsey

Toledo 5/22/71

10/19/85

Farm Pond

Yellow River, FL

Cumberland
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