Water Body Records for Athens

Updated December 2, 2014

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Weight Records

This page ranks weight records caught by rod & reel, fly rod and bow fishing. All-Tackle rankings are displayed on a separate page.

All-Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Hybrid Striped 11.36 29.00 Jul 3, 2003 Wray Morris minnow 
Bass, Largemouth 14.19 27.60 May 14, 1988 David Weaver plastic worm 
Bass, White 3.01 18.25 Sep 14, 2013 Kyle Holcomb swimbait 
Bluegill 0.90 10.00 May 17, 2011 Roy Bamberg nightcrawler 
Bowfin 6.00 24.50 Jun 1, 2012 Scott Abbott live perch 
Buffalo, Smallmouth 82.22 43.50 Jun 13, 1993 Randy Collins  
Catfish, Channel 11.24 28.50 Aug 29, 2001 Gary McClung  
Catfish, Flathead 36.10 40.00 May 25, 2012 Charles Lastowski sun perch 
Crappie, Black 2.45 16.00 Dec 18, 2012 Wray Morris jig 
Crappie, White 2.01 15.00 May 20, 2008 Terry Burts jig 
Drum, Freshwater 4.05 19.25 Apr 25, 2001 Billy Autery Fly Rod, olive wooly bugger 
Gar, Spotted 2.07 24.50 Jun 4, 2010 Braden Davis cut bait 
Sunfish, Hybrid 1.11 10.25 Jul 5, 1999 Casey Spence worm 
Sunfish, Redbreast 1.11 10.55 Oct 4, 1997 Jerry Blissitte  
Sunfish, Redear 1.22 11.25 Sep 2, 2007 Bea McKay jig 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 5.50 21.50 Sep 1, 2013 Bryan Smith clauser minnow 
Bass, White 0.91 13.00 Jul 11, 2004 Clifford Hilbert clouser 
Bluegill 0.65 9.50 Jul 2, 2004 Clifford Hilbert Bryson's spider 
Crappie, Black 1.00 12.50 Mar 8, 2004 Clifford Hilbert crappie fly 
Drum, Freshwater 4.05 19.25 Apr 25, 2001 Billy Autery olive wooly bugger 
Sunfish, Hybrid 0.91 9.75 Jul 18, 1999 Jay Jackson yellow bead head 
Sunfish, Redear 0.85 10.50 Jul 2, 2004 Clifford Hilbert dry fly 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Bowfin 9.50 29.50 Mar 25, 2006 David Cundieff Jr.
Carp, Common 32.30 37.50 Apr 3, 2001 Dean Parker
Catfish, Channel 9.06 29.50 Dec 11, 2006 Bennett Crow
Gar, Spotted 9.60 39.50 Apr 3, 2001 Dean Parker
Shad, Gizzard 1.60 16.00 Apr 27, 2006 David Cundieff Jr.

Note: Bow fishing for blue, channel and flathead catfish was legal only from September 1, 2006 to August 31, 2008. Applications for bow fishing records can no longer be accepted for these species.

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 6.39 22.75 Apr 21, 2014 Blake Harmon crankbait 
Bluegill 0.66 10.25 Sep 27, 2003 Trent Mosteiro worm 
Catfish, Channel 9.91 27.50 Jul 14, 2013 Braden Davis cut bait 
Crappie, Black 1.90 14.38 Mar 10, 2014 William Jones  
Gar, Spotted 2.07 24.50 Jun 4, 2010 Braden Davis cut bait 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.50 9.25 Sep 27, 2003 Josh White cricket 
Sunfish, Redear 0.86 10.75 Sep 27, 2003 Travis Stevens worm 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Bowfin 7.50 27.50 Mar 19, 2008 James Wheeler
Carp, Common 21.20 34.75 Nov 18, 2011 Walker Lay
Gar, Spotted 3.80 29.75 Mar 19, 2008 James Wheeler

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 23.00 May 18, 2014 Richard H. Wood crappie jig 
Bass, White 16.00 Mar 29, 2014 James Mickle white spinnerbait 
Bluegill 10.00 May 17, 2011 Roy Bamberg nightcrawler 
Fly Fishing
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 21.50 Sep 1, 2013 Bryan Smith clauser minnow 

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