Water Body Records for Trinity River

Updated June 5, 2017

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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 14.10 29.02 Jun 26, 1995 Howard Hall  
Bass, Largemouth 9.63 25.00 Sep 27, 1986 Gary Campbell plastic worm 
Bass, Striped 14.50 31.00 Mar 29, 2009 John Jordan pet spoon 
Bass, White 3.72 18.00 Feb 24, 1995 Gilbert Celaya  
Bass, Yellow 1.25 13.00 Mar 18, 2011 Teri Cooper shad 
Bullhead, Black 1.47 15.15 Aug 19, 2001 Billy Autery Fly Rod, #12 red squirrel 
Carp, Common 11.82 29.00 Apr 1, 1999 Billy Autery 1 oz slab 
Carp, Grass 12.50 31.00 Jun 16, 1991 PaPa Earl  
Carpsucker, River 2.10 16.25 Jun 18, 1996 Del Sowders  
Catfish, Blue 76.00 45.00 Apr 14, 1991 Richard C. Jordan  
Catfish, Channel 9.20 29.75 Mar 23, 2008 Andrew Desousa shad 
Catfish, Flathead 58.00 53.00 Jul 21, 1977 Dean Brown  
Crappie, White 2.50 15.40 Feb 8, 1995 Rick Rivard  
Drum, Freshwater 7.25 23.00 Aug 21, 2015 Geoffrey T. Warden shad 
Gar, Alligator 200.00 93.00 Apr 14, 2011 Joseph Williams  
Gar, Longnose 50.31 0.00 Jan 1, 1954 Townsend Miller  
Gar, Spotted 4.60 29.50 Apr 30, 2003 James Hughes hookless lure 
Herring, Skipjack 0.55 11.63 Jul 23, 2010 Danny Eddins Bass assasin 
Pacu, Red-bellied 8.82 23.00 Jul 20, 2002 Carl LaRue crawfish 
Trout, Rainbow 1.33 15.25 Dec 16, 2012 Karen Osborn powerbait 
Warmouth 0.50 7.50 Feb 8, 1995 Rick Rivard  
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Hybrid Striped 6.00 23.00 Mar 16, 2010 Shannon Drawe clouser minnow 
Bullhead, Black 1.47 15.15 Aug 19, 2001 Billy Autery #12 red squirrel 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Bowfin 6.00 25.00 Jan 17, 2014 Bryan Smith
Buffalo, Smallmouth 28.00 33.00 Mar 22, 2008 Bennett Crow
Carp, Common 38.00 44.38 Apr 6, 2004 Casey Odell
Carp, Grass 27.67 39.00 Dec 27, 2005 Bennett Crow
Catfish, Blue 38.00 41.50 Mar 22, 2008 Bennett Crow
Gar, Alligator 290.00 96.00 Jul 8, 2001 Marty McClellan
Gar, Hybrid 75.00 74.00 Mar 16, 2012 Kenneth Bush
Gar, Longnose 43.25 59.00 May 1, 2009 Kevin Moynahan
Gar, Spotted 6.75 28.50 Sep 16, 2007 Mark Malfa

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 2.08 15.00 Mar 15, 2011 Ricky Lucas rattle trap 
Catfish, Blue 1.86 18.75 Nov 23, 2010 Brandon Boone shad 
Catfish, Flathead 56.00 48.60 Jul 9, 2004 Nicholas Goodman worm 
Gar, Alligator 18.09 44.50 Jun 25, 2012 Taylor Parker cut bait 
Gar, Spotted 3.00 0.00 Jun 10, 2007 Martini Arostegui  
Herring, Skipjack 0.30 9.50 Jul 1, 2003 Thomas LaBurt minnow 
Needlefish, Atlantic 0.15 14.00 Jun 24, 2005 Thomas LaBurt minnow 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Carp, Common 4.40 22.50 Jul 17, 2015 Sawyer Parker
Gar, Longnose 15.70 48.25 Jul 17, 2015 Sawyer Parker

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, White 15.00 Apr 6, 2013 Luke Johnson jig 
Gar, Alligator 88.00 Jul 4, 2011 Joseph Williams cut bait 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, White 15.00 Apr 6, 2013 Luke Johnson jig 
Gar, Alligator 84.00 Jul 9, 2012 Blake Wilkinson buffalo carp