Water Body Records for Houston

Updated September 26, 2021

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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 9.20 25.50 Apr 19, 2010 Billy Pate mirro lure 
Bass, Largemouth 10.47 24.00 Mar 15, 1996 Frank Herron  
Bass, Spotted 1.30 13.50 Oct 5, 2008 Lance Duff zoom worm 
Bass, Striped 5.80 23.50 Jan 22, 2000 Allan Kingsbury  
Bass, White 3.20 18.25 Feb 28, 2014 Wallace Hallum Jr. roadrunner 
Bass, Yellow 1.23 13.00 Feb 18, 2011 Bryan Daniel minnow 
Bowfin 9.71 27.95 Jun 7, 1992 Nicholas Krupa  
Bullhead, Yellow 1.40 12.75 Mar 1, 2005 Jim Hall minnow 
Carp, Common 40.19 40.00 Jun 8, 2009 Wallace Hallum Jr.  
Carp, Grass 13.79 29.50 Jul 11, 2012 Danny Scarborough Fly Rod, green clouser 
Catfish, Blue 65.30 47.00 Jan 25, 2013 Chase A. Echols shad 
Catfish, Channel 8.25 27.00 Mar 19, 2016 Bracken Jones Shad 
Catfish, Flathead 58.20 47.00 Nov 25, 2017 Jason Magouirk live bait 
Crappie, Black 2.11 14.25 Feb 7, 2015 Don Wilcox jig 
Crappie, White 3.08 17.00 Apr 14, 2008 Wallace Hallum Jr. minnow 
Drum, Freshwater 10.37 24.50 Mar 8, 2014 Justin W. Guiles minnow 
Tilapia, Blue 7.75 21.50 Jan 31, 2010 Michael Sample jig 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Largemouth 3.00 19.00 Jun 9, 2015 Danny Scarborough foam popper 
Bass, Spotted 1.25 13.75 Nov 8, 2012 Danny Scarborough wolly bugger 
Bass, White 2.02 17.00 Sep 1, 2014 Randy Wolf shinee Hinee 
Carp, Common 15.88 32.00 Mar 12, 2021 David A. Bowman Carp Tease 
Carp, Grass 13.79 29.50 Jul 11, 2012 Danny Scarborough green clouser 
Crappie, White 2.06 15.00 Mar 15, 2021 David A. Bowman Brass Hawk 
Drum, Freshwater 1.25 14.50 Sep 11, 2012 Danny Scarborough Brown Chusk and Duck Scul 
Tilapia, Blue 1.25 12.88 Sep 17, 2012 Danny Scarborough White/Red Clauser 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Carp, Grass 31.00 38.50 May 2, 1998 Wesley Wells

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 9.15 22.00 Feb 15, 2020 Kobe Cole Kelso soft plastic 
Bass, White 2.60 16.25 Feb 3, 2017 Hunter Bowman inline spinner 
Catfish, Blue 5.19 25.00 Dec 20, 2009 Nathan Todd night crawler 
Catfish, Channel 2.63 19.50 Mar 5, 2017 Jacob Witkowski chicken liver 
Catfish, Flathead 19.21 34.50 Mar 13, 2021 Kinder Hays Perch 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 0.13 6.00 Aug 14, 2010 Faith Sample worm 
Crappie, White 2.89 17.25 Mar 29, 2020 Tyler R. Flanagan Jr. minnows 
Drum, Freshwater 7.08 May 23, 2021 Frederick B. Robinson II Red Worm 
Sunfish, Bluegill 0.43 7.75 Jul 9, 2016 Ivan E. Flores-Moore chicken breast 
Sunfish, Longear 0.36 7.75 Oct 17, 2009 Chandler Kessel worm 
Tilapia, Blue 0.56 9.00 May 27, 2012 Jonathon Grizzle worm 

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, White 16.25 Feb 3, 2017 Hunter Bowman inline spinner 
Carp, Common 40.00 Jun 8, 2009 Wallace Hallum Jr.  
Catfish, Blue 47.00 Jan 25, 2013 Chase A. Echols shad 
Crappie, White 16.50 Dec 1, 2018 Donnie J. Johnson minnow 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, White 16.25 Feb 3, 2017 Hunter Bowman inline spinner 
Drum, Freshwater 26.90 May 31, 2020 Jordyn Huskey minnows