Water Body Records for Belton (Bell County)

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 13.56 28.00 Apr 13, 1994 Fred Shelton  
Bass, Largemouth 13.00 26.25 Jul 8, 2006 Stephen Shuster  
Bass, Smallmouth 6.43 22.50 Feb 24, 1999 Ronald Gardner  
Bass, Spotted 3.75 19.75 Feb 19, 2010 Byron Albrecht  
Bass, White 2.25 15.75 Apr 5, 2010 Denver Eichler crankbait 
Bluegill 0.62 7.50 Apr 28, 2001 Bruce Smith Fly Rod, yellow WalMart popper 
Buffalo, Smallmouth 36.50 38.00 Jun 23, 1989 Roger Green  
Catfish, Blue 64.00 47.25 Nov 27, 2010 Kevin Gillis shad 
Catfish, Channel 7.68 24.13 Jul 31, 2010 Jerry Dillard minnow 
Catfish, Flathead 48.00 46.50 Apr 16, 2010 Terry Sanders shad 
Crappie, White 2.34 16.50 Feb 1, 1993 Lowell Stinnett  
Drum, Freshwater 7.42 32.00 Jun 29, 2008 Daniel Wilson spinner bait 
Pacu, Red-bellied 0.79 9.29 Sep 20, 1992 Joshua TRUE  
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Hybrid Striped 2.50 18.50 May 5, 2007 Robert Maindelle Shad imitator 
Bass, Smallmouth 2.00 16.38 May 3, 2007 Robert Maindelle Shad imitator 
Bass, Spotted 1.00 13.13 Sep 8, 2007 Robert Maindelle  
Bass, White 1.13 13.50 Sep 3, 2007 Robert Maindelle shad imitator 
Bluegill 0.62 7.50 Apr 28, 2001 Bruce Smith yellow WalMart popper 
Catfish, Channel 1.26 16.50 Jul 4, 2006 Robert Maindelle molly bug 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Buffalo, Smallmouth 31.70 37.50 Jun 8, 2013 Dewayne Martz
Carp, Common 16.90 30.00 Jun 4, 2008 Steve Salinas
Carp, Grass 38.71 40.00 Nov 8, 2007 Richard Fleury
Catfish, Channel 2.95 19.00 Jan 11, 2008 Richard Fleury
Drum, Freshwater 4.49 23.50 Oct 20, 2013 Richard Fleury
Gar, Longnose 17.60 51.00 Sep 20, 2008 Richard Fleury
Gar, Spotted 5.48 42.00 Oct 20, 2013 Richard Fleury
Redhorse, Gray 2.48 17.00 Sep 20, 2008 Richard Fleury

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, Hybrid Striped 9.53 29.00 May 6, 2004 Matthew Bennett jigging spoon 
Bass, Largemouth 8.51 24.50 Jul 27, 2008 Miles Meckley shad 
Bass, Smallmouth 4.00 21.25 Jun 29, 2011 Shaylei Wrisk  
Bass, White 1.50 14.88 Nov 20, 2010 Alexander Harman TNT 180 Slab 
Bluegill 0.13 5.88 May 30, 2007 Emily Soupene live bait 
Bluegill 0.13 5.13 Aug 19, 2009 Lane Bolin Fly Rod, nymph 
Catfish, Blue 5.00 23.38 Jul 7, 2011 Madison Chappell pet spoon 
Catfish, Channel 1.00 15.00 Dec 20, 2007 Eric Flores rattle snakie spoon 
Crappie, White 1.65 14.50 Mar 30, 2008 Joshua Stegal tube jig 
Drum, Freshwater 7.42 32.00 Jun 29, 2008 Daniel Wilson spinner bait 
Sunfish, Green 0.13 4.25 Aug 18, 2009 Margaret Jacks Fly Rod, nymph 
Sunfish, Longear 0.13 5.25 May 22, 2008 Emily Boone worm 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.25 6.13 Aug 19, 2009 Lane Bolin Fly Rod, nymph 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bluegill 0.13 5.13 Aug 19, 2009 Lane Bolin nymph 
Sunfish, Green 0.13 4.25 Aug 18, 2009 Margaret Jacks nymph 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.25 6.13 Aug 19, 2009 Lane Bolin nymph 

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Hybrid Striped 25.50 May 12, 2011 Lacey Sparkman live shad 
Bass, Spotted 19.75 Feb 19, 2010 Byron Albrecht  
Bass, White 15.75 Apr 5, 2010 Denver Eichler crankbait 
Catfish, Blue 47.25 Nov 27, 2010 Kevin Gillis shad 
Catfish, Flathead 46.50 Apr 16, 2010 Terry Sanders shad 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, White 15.38 Jul 4, 2011 Joshua Vassar  

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