Largemouth Bass Records

List of Largemouth Bass Records for Each State

We all love to dream about what’s lurking below. Ever wonder what the biggest in each state have been? Now you can know!

We’re all after the record lunker.

With every breath we take. With every move we make. We’ll be . . . .

No. Never mind. Not that.

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But every chance we get, we’re doing whatever it takes to land the ultimate of ultimate giants. When we beat our personal best largemouth bass, it feels good for a few moments. But the very next day, we’re right back at it again, still angling towards that ever-elusive record to end all records. The one to make all the other fishermen drool. The state largemouth bass record.

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Just so you have something to work towards, here’s a complete listing of all the largemouth bass records for each and every state.


State Weight or


Date Location Angler Angler’s Hometown (if available)
Alabama 16lbs 8oz 11/3/1987 Mtn. View Lake, Shelby Co. Thomas (T.M.) Burgin Birmingham
Alaska 7.5” 9/1-9/4 2018 Sand Lake, Anchorage *
Arizona 16lbs 7.68 oz 1997 Canyon Lake Randall White
Arkansas 16lbs 8 oz 3/2/1976 Mallard Lake Aaron Mardis Memphis TN
California 21lbs 12oz 3/5/1991 Lake Castaic Michael Arujo Los Angeles
Colorado 11lbs 6oz 1997 Echo Canyon Reservoir, Archuleta Co. Jarrett Edwards
Connecticut 12lbs 14oz 1961 Mashapaug Lake, Union Frank Dormurat
Delaware 11lbs 1.6oz 2/20/16 Wagamons Pond Andre Klein New Casle, DE
Florida 20.13lbs 5/19/1923 Big Fish Lake, Pasco Co. Frederick Friebel
Georgia 22lbs 4oz 6/2/1932 Montgomery Lake George Perry
Hawaii 9lbs 9.4oz 1/26/1992 Waita Res., Kaua’i Dickie Broyles
Idaho 10.94lbs N/A Anderson Lake Mrs. M.W. Taylor
Illinois 13lbs 1oz 1976 Stone Quarry Lake Edward J. Walbel
Indiana 14lbs 12oz 1991 (Unnamed) Lake, Harrison County Jenifer Schultz
Iowa 10lbs 12oz 5/1/1984 Lake Fisher Patricia Zar Davenport
Kansas 11.8lbs 5/3/2008 Private Pit Lake, Cherokee Co. Tyson Hallam Scammon
Kentucky 13lbs 10.4oz 4/14/84 Wood Creek Lake Dale Wilson London
Louisiana 15.97lbs 2/1994 Caney Lake Greg Wiggins
Maine 11lbs 10oz 1968 Moose Pond Robert Kamp
Maryland 11.18lbs 1/26/2008 N/A Justin Riley
Massachusetts 15lbs 8oz 1975 Sampson Pond, Carver Walter Bolonis
Michigan 11.94lbs 1934


Big Pine Island Lake, Kent Co.

Alcona Dam Pond, Oscoda Co.



Minnesota 8lbs 15oz 10/3/2005 Auburn Lake, Carver Co. N/A
Mississippi 18.5lbs 12/31/1992 Natchez State Park Lake Anthony Denny
Missouri 13lbs 14oz 4/21/1961 Bull Shoals Lake Marvin Russel Bushong Gainesville
Montana 8.8lbs 5/2/2009 Noxon Rapids Reservoir Darin Williams
Nebraska 10lbs 11oz 10/2/1965 Sandpit near Columbus Paul Abegglen Sr. Columbus
Nevada 12lbs 3/8/1999 Lake Mead Michael R. Geary
New Hampshire 10lbs 8oz 5/1967 Potanipo Lake, Brookline G. Bullpit
New Jersey 10lbs 14oz 1980 Menantico Sand Wash Pond Robert Eisele
New Mexico 15lbs 13oz 3/24/1995 Bill Evans Lake Steve Estrada
New York 11lbs 4oz 9/11/1987 Buckhorn Lake John Higbie
North Carolina 15lbs 14oz 3/31/2012 Hiwassee Reservoir Tyler Shields
North Dakota 8lbs 8oz 2/11/1983 Elson Lake, Oliver Co. Leon Rixen Minot
Ohio 13.13lbs 5/26/1976 Farm Pond Roy Landsberger Kensington
Oklahoma 14lbs 13.7oz 3/13/2013 Cedar Lake Dale Miller
Oregon 12lbs 1.6oz 2002 Ballenger Pond, Springfield B. Adam Hastings
Pennsylvania 11lbs 3oz 1983 Birch Run Reservoir, Adams Co. Donald Shade Waynesboro
Rhode Island 11lbs 3.2oz 4/2016 Johnson’s Pond B. Migliore Sterling, CT
South Carolina 16lbs 2oz 1949 Lake Marion P.H. Flanagan Manning, SC
South Dakota 9lbs 3oz 11/14/1999 Hudson Gravel Pit Richard Viereck
Tennessee 15lbs 3oz 2/13/2015 Chickamauga Reservoir Gabe Keen
Texas 18.18lbs 1/24/1992 Lake Fork Barry StClair
Utah 10lbs 2oz 1974 Lake Powell Sam Lamanna
Vermont 10lbs 4oz 1/1/1988 Lake Dunmore Tony Gale
Virginia 16lbs 4oz 5/20/1985 Conner Lake Richard Tate
Washington 12.53lbs 8/8/2016 Lake Bosworth, Snohomish Co. Bill Evans
West Virginia 12.28lbs




Pond, Grant Co.

Dog Run Lake

David W. Heeter

Eli Gain

Wisconsin 11lbs 3oz 10/12/1940 Lake Ripley, Jefferson Co. N/A
Wyoming 11.51lbs 5/10/2018 Kleenburn Ponds Caleb Salzman Meeteetse


* Alaska considers largemouth bass to be an invasive species that has historically not existed in their waters. The first of its kind was reported caught this past Labor Day weekend, making it the default record catch, though the state is not honoring the interloper with an official record.


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