Water Body Records for Brazos River

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 17.97 32.00 Jan 13, 2008 Shane Davies gizzard shad 
Bass, Largemouth 9.61 24.00 Dec 6, 1987 Jeff Finstad  
Bass, Smallmouth 7.00 22.50 May 7, 1997 Chris Shafer brown 3/8 oz Rebel Crawda 
Bass, Spotted 2.51 16.50 Apr 7, 2009 Paul Birinyi crank bait 
Bass, Striped 53.00 48.00 May 27, 1999 Ron Venerable  
Bass, White 3.64 19.50 Apr 17, 2009 Chris Gamblin  
Buffalo, Smallmouth 22.10 30.50 Jul 5, 2012 James E. Raabe minnow 
Bullhead, Black 5.15 20.25 Mar 18, 2007 Larry Feland jumbo shrimp 
Catfish, Blue 48.00 48.00 Oct 12, 2014 Lucas R. Bishop live perch 
Catfish, Channel 23.54 37.00 Jul 28, 2013 Christopher Schauer  
Catfish, Flathead 58.10 47.64 Jan 29, 2002 Richard Parrett  
Drum, Freshwater 13.70 27.13 Jan 3, 2010 Kim Hunter minnow 
Gar, Alligator 190.00 93.00 Jun 3, 1995 Blake Lovett  
Mullet, Striped 2.20 16.31 Apr 20, 2008 Kim Hunter live nightcrawler 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.93 8.75 Jul 8, 2005 Lamar Dickey Fly Rod, woolly bugger 
Trout, Rainbow 4.00 20.00 Jan 18, 1998 Bonnie Crews corn 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 3.11 19.00 May 5, 2000 Stephen Brigman  
Bass, Smallmouth 2.56 18.00 May 4, 2000 Stephen Brigman  
Bass, Striped 22.00 37.00 Nov 9, 1998 Michael Mckee bucktail 
Bass, White 1.08 14.13 Nov 26, 2010 James Day wooly bugger 
Catfish, Channel 2.08 18.00 Jul 23, 2002 Nannette Wooley wooly bugger 
Drum, Freshwater 8.20 24.00 Dec 30, 2009 Keith Gerik clouser 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.93 8.75 Jul 8, 2005 Lamar Dickey woolly bugger 
Trout, Rainbow 0.54 10.75 Mar 17, 2009 Michael Day wooly bugger 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Buffalo, Smallmouth 19.59 31.00 Aug 11, 2005 Bennett Crow
Carp, Common 13.02 27.50 Dec 4, 2005 Bennett Crow
Carpsucker, River 4.15 20.75 Aug 11, 2005 Bennett Crow
Drum, Freshwater 12.13 26.25 Jul 6, 2003 Tristan Knigh
Gar, Alligator 193.00 90.50 Mar 29, 2012 John Anderson
Gar, Longnose 32.00 58.00 May 8, 2010 Ian Reedy
Gar, Spotted 7.10 44.00 Sep 8, 2012 Mitchell K. James
Shad, Gizzard 2.82 16.50 Aug 1, 2003 Alex Beasley

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, White 1.12 14.13 Nov 26, 2010 Zachary Fleenor jig 
Trout, Rainbow 0.31 9.50 Mar 20, 2008 Weston Hardin Fly Rod,  
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Trout, Rainbow 0.31 9.50 Mar 20, 2008 Weston Hardin  

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 24.00 Jul 31, 2013 Jamie K. Mowrey fluke 
Bass, Smallmouth 21.00 Apr 12, 2014 Shane Davies artificial worm 
Bass, Striped 42.00 Jun 4, 2009 Todd Tran gizzard shad 
Gar, Alligator 81.50 Jun 1, 2013 Jamie K. Mowrey cut bait 
Gar, Longnose 55.00 Aug 11, 2013 Jamie K. Mowrey cut bait 
Sunfish, Redbreast 10.50 May 30, 2013 Edward B. Rogers curly tail grub 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 21.50 Jul 7, 2014 Charlie R. Hannan minnow 
Bass, Smallmouth 18.00 Feb 22, 2014 Dylan Mayes plastic worm 
Bass, Striped 41.25 Dec 30, 2011 Jeremy Croff live 

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