State Freshwater Records: Rod and Reel

Updated December 3, 2019

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Species Weight Length Date WaterBody Angler Bait/Lure
Bass, Alabama 5.98 22.25 Jan 9, 2016 Alan Henry Timothy J. Helmstetler jerk bait 
Bass, Guadalupe 3.71 17.25 Feb 1, 2014 Colorado River Bryan Townsend Fly Rod, crayfish fly 
Bass, Guadalupe X Smallmouth 4.69 20.39 Apr 27, 1999 San Marcos River Lance Wester
Bass, Guadalupe x Spotted 3.06 17.75 Feb 17, 2007 Lady Bird Lake Robbie Burrow waterdog 
Bass, Hybrid Striped 19.66 35.16 Jun 20, 1984 Ray Hubbard John Haney
Bass, Largemouth 18.18 25.50 Jan 24, 1992 Lake Fork Barry StClair
Bass, Rock 1.13 11.00 Mar 5, 2013 San Marcos River Andrew H. Bland black and blue football j 
Bass, Smallmouth 7.93 23.00 Mar 13, 1998 Meredith Timothy Teague
Bass, Spotted 5.56 21.00 Mar 13, 1966 Lake O' the Pines Turner Keith
Bass, Spotted x smallmouth 6.42 21.50 Mar 2, 2019 Ray Roberts Casey Bowsher
Bass, Striped 53.00 48.00 May 27, 1999 Brazos River Ron Venerable
Bass, White 5.56 20.75 Mar 31, 1977 Colorado River David Cordill
Bass, White x Yellow 4.75 19.00 Mar 12, 2005 Lake Fork Curtis Campbell
Bass, Yellow 3.46 17.50 Mar 12, 2009 Sabine River Butch Koehler rat-l-trap 
Bluegill 2.02 12.50 Nov 21, 1999 Lampasas River Gibbs Milliken Fly Rod, #6 Copper Clouser minnow 
Bowfin 17.65 36.50 Feb 21, 1993 Lake Fork Brenda Walsh
Buffalo, Bigmouth 58.75 40.75 Jan 29, 1994 Sam Rayburn Allen Chesney
Buffalo, Black 34.88 39.50 May 19, 2004 Texoma Ricky Stephenson coho minnow 
Buffalo, Smallmouth 82.22 43.50 Jun 13, 1993 Athens Randy Collins
Bullhead, Black 5.15 20.25 Mar 18, 2007 Brazos River Larry Feland jumbo shrimp 
Bullhead, Yellow 3.20 16.25 Mar 22, 1997 Lake Fork Herschell Spears shrimp 
Carp, Bighead 90.00 55.50 Jul 22, 2000 Kirby Timothy Conner cut carp 
Carp, Common 43.75 42.00 Mar 28, 2009 Lady Bird Lake K.C. Crawford maize 
Carp, Grass 53.50 49.00 Aug 2, 2006 Toledo Bend Tontie Pennock jig 
Carpsucker, River 4.35 21.25 Nov 15, 2012 Joe Pool Curt Magee dough bait 
Catfish, Blue 121.50 58.00 Jan 16, 2004 Texoma Cody Mullennix shad 
Catfish, Channel 36.50 38.00 Mar 7, 1965 Pedernales River Mrs. Joe Cockrell
Catfish, Flathead 98.50 53.00 Dec 2, 1998 Palestine James Laster minnow/crappie hook 
Catfish, Hardhead 0.81 13.50 Jul 30, 2019 Gulf of Mexico Zane F. Bailey Fly Rod, popper 
Catfish, Redtail 1.48 14.76 Jul 27, 2002 Cal Young Park Lake Douglas Powell Sr
Catfish, Suckermouth 3.45 0.00 Jul 12, 2011 Guadalupe River Andrew Cumberland dough bait 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 2.02 11.10 Sep 2, 2011 Dunlap Chuck Dewey worm 
Corvina, Orangemouth 16.31 36.00 Nov 16, 1991 Calaveras Earl L. Tenpenny
Crappie, Black 3.92 18.50 Apr 27, 2003 Lake Fork George Ward minnow 
Crappie, White 4.56 0.00 Feb 14, 1968 Navarro Mills G. G. Wooderson
Drum, Black 36.63 42.50 Nov 17, 2009 Nueces River Filip Spencer gulp 
Drum, Freshwater 44.00 38.50 May 22, 2011 Conroe Jesse Ashley dough bait 
Drum, Red 36.83 44.00 May 22, 2001 Fairfield Billy Tyus
Eel, American 6.45 42.00 Sep 5, 2001 Lady Bird Lake Bryan Swofford shrimp 
Flag, Spanish 0.69 10.51 Jul 31, 2019 Gulf of Mexico Diana K. Morris squid 
Flounder, Southern 11.35 26.00 Oct 16, 1987 Brazoria Reservoir Glenn Comiskey
Gar, Alligator 279.00 0.00 Jan 1, 1951 Rio Grande Bill Valverde
Gar, Hybrid 70.22 75.00 Jun 27, 2018 Trinity River Shelton Shoemake live mullet 
Gar, Longnose 50.31 0.00 Jan 1, 1954 Trinity River Townsend Miller
Gar, Shortnose 13.56 39.00 Aug 4, 2010 Lavon Jack Moldenhauer
Gar, Spotted 7.66 34.75 Apr 25, 2017 Junemann Bayou Colton Carner cut mullet 
Goldeye 2.31 17.50 May 28, 1996 Texoma Mandy Richmond
Goldfish 5.63 20.00 Nov 27, 2016 North Lake Park South Pond (Denton) Mike Doran corn 
Herring, Skipjack 0.55 11.63 Jul 23, 2010 Trinity River Danny Eddins Bass assasin 
Mullet, Striped 2.20 16.31 Apr 20, 2008 Brazos River Kim Hunter live nightcrawler 
Mullet, White 1.16 13.00 Jul 11, 1998 Brays Bayou Mark Marmon Fly Rod, green bead-eye nymph 
Oscar 1.21 11.75 Aug 29, 1998 Greenbelt Marion Eudey
Pacu, Red-bellied 8.95 19.00 Mar 14, 2006 San Marcos River Joni Frazier red wiggler 
Perch, Nile 12.06 30.50 Feb 1, 1980 Victor Braunig Mike Saldivar
Perch, Yellow 1.04 12.50 May 3, 1996 Meredith Melvin Vick
Pickerel, Chain 4.75 23.75 Feb 18, 1996 Pat Mayse Robert Finch
Pickerel, Redfin 0.66 13.00 Feb 10, 2009 Toledo Bend Bill Ritzell zoom 6in. lizard 
Pike, Northern 18.28 41.00 Aug 29, 1981 Lady Bird Lake Mike Sharpe
Redhorse, Gray 4.75 22.25 May 3, 2014 Lady Bird Lake Scott Ferguson Splashbaits 
Saugeye 7.78 27.00 Jan 26, 1998 Kirby Robert Quintanilla
Seatrout, Spotted 8.31 28.50 Nov 17, 2009 Nueces River Filip Spencer bass assasin 
Shad, Gizzard 2.67 18.00 Apr 12, 1997 Lady Bird Lake J. Darryl Freeman
Shiner, Golden 0.52 11.00 Jul 10, 1996 Placid Brian Rankin
Sleeper, Bigmouth 2.42 19.00 May 21, 2005 Nueces River Dwight Sykora shad 
Snapper, Gray 9.06 25.25 Aug 15, 2019 Gulf of Mexico Zane F. Bailey Fly Rod, feather fly 
Spotted Seatrout X Corvina 20.80 35.00 Apr 25, 1992 Victor Braunig Phillip Mann
Sucker, Spotted 1.41 14.50 Jul 2, 2002 Catfish Creek Billy Autery Fly Rod, Hare's Ear #18 
Sunfish, Green 1.30 11.00 Apr 19, 2005 Burke-Crenshaw Lake Billy Oldigs Panther Martin Spinner 
Sunfish, Hybrid Green 1.13 10.50 Jun 5, 2019 Private Lake Jamie Meaux Fly Rod, crawfish briminator 
Sunfish, Longear 0.84 9.25 Jul 6, 2009 San Marcos River John Brownlee plastic crawfish 
Sunfish, Other Hybrid 1.73 12.50 Apr 29, 2004 Bardwell Scott Pekrul splittail spinner 
Sunfish, Redbreast 1.63 12.00 Aug 30, 1997 Comal River Alex Labowski
Sunfish, Redear 2.99 14.00 Apr 1, 1997 Lady Bird Lake John Runnels
Tarpon 10.12 37.00 Aug 6, 1986 Victor Braunig Paul Willette
Tiger Muskellunge 9.06 32.00 May 27, 1979 Nocona Mike Gaines
Tilapia, Blue 7.75 21.50 Jan 31, 2010 Houston Michael Sample jig 
Tilapia, Hybrid 4.15 18.00 Sep 28, 2017 Squaw Creek Barry Osborn worm 
Tilapia, Mozambique 4.19 16.00 Oct 18, 2017 Private Lake Larry Hartley Fly Rod, prince nymph 
Trout, Brook 0.67 12.00 Feb 19, 1984 Guadalupe River Bryan Hendricks
Trout, Brown 7.12 24.00 Feb 7, 1986 Guadalupe River Jeff Delong
Trout, Rainbow 8.92 26.50 Jan 13, 2010 Nueces River Timothy Boehm power bait 
Walleye 11.88 31.75 Feb 26, 1990 Meredith Hank McWilliams Jr.
Warmouth 1.30 10.50 Jul 19, 1991 Lady Bird Lake Ralph Manns