Water Body Records for Brazos River

Updated July 1, 2022

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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 11.71 26.00 Jan 28, 2016 Mark A. Bohanan rattletrap 
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  
Crappie, White 0.70 Oct 2, 2021 Robert Kyle Fitzhugh Minnow 
Drum, Freshwater 21.60 32.00 Oct 16, 2020 Joe Mynar Hell Grammite 
Eel, American 2.45 Mar 19, 2020 Jace Ratliff buffalo meat 
Gar, Alligator 190.00 93.00 Jun 3, 1995 Blake Lovett  
Gar, Spotted 2.80 27.00 Jul 1, 2018 Justin Lee minnow 
Mullet, Striped 2.20 16.31 Apr 20, 2008 Kim Hunter live nightcrawler 
Shad, Gizzard 0.98 13.75 Jul 19, 2021 Barry Osborn Fly Rod, Carp Slayer Fly 
Sunfish, Bluegill 0.90 9.75 May 12, 2018 Jamie Meaux Fly Rod, j-moe llano bug 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.93 8.75 Jul 8, 2005 Lamar Dickey Fly Rod, woolly bugger 
Sunfish, Redear 0.70 9.00 May 30, 2022 Jamie Meaux Fly Rod, Yegua Yoda 
Trout, Rainbow 4.00 20.00 Jan 18, 1998 Bonnie Crews corn 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Hybrid Striped 2.92 20.00 Mar 21, 2021 Jamie Meaux Magical Clouser 
Bass, Largemouth 5.20 21.50 May 26, 2018 Jamie Meaux j-moe llano bug 
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 1.18 15.00 Mar 21, 2021 Jamie Meaux Magical Clouser 
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 
Gar, Alligator 40.70 56.25 Aug 1, 2020 Ryan S. King Red Dragon 
Shad, Gizzard 0.98 13.75 Jul 19, 2021 Barry Osborn Carp Slayer Fly 
Sunfish, Bluegill 0.90 9.75 May 12, 2018 Jamie Meaux j-moe llano bug 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.93 8.75 Jul 8, 2005 Lamar Dickey woolly bugger 
Sunfish, Redear 0.70 9.00 May 30, 2022 Jamie Meaux Yegua Yoda 
Trout, Rainbow 0.54 10.75 Mar 17, 2009 Michael Day wooly bugger 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Buffalo, Smallmouth 35.00 33.00 Mar 7, 2015 Michael C. Armstrong
Carp, Common 24.40 33.50 May 6, 2015 John L. Ruhl
Carp, Grass 29.80 39.50 Jul 1, 2017 Hunter Graham
Carpsucker, River 4.15 20.75 Aug 11, 2005 Bennett Crow
Drum, Freshwater 12.13 26.25 Jul 6, 2003 Tristan Knigh
Gar, Alligator 220.00 Jun 2, 2021 Sabian Walther
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, Largemouth 10.20 Mar 5, 2015 Will Andrie chatterbait 
Bass, Striped 2.82 19.50 Jan 12, 2022 R. Marshall Smith III Wardens Rooster tail 
Bass, White 1.88 15.25 Jan 12, 2022 R. Marshall Smith III Wardens Rooster Tail 
Buffalo, Smallmouth 16.40 28.75 Mar 18, 2018 Cameron Reed tortilla 
Catfish, Flathead 9.90 30.00 Oct 28, 2016 Mason Reedy shad 
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 25.65 Dec 19, 2021 Bruce E. Stevens Live Bait 
Bass, Smallmouth 21.00 Apr 12, 2014 Shane Davies artificial worm 
Bass, Spotted 16.25 Jan 29, 2016 George Saber jerk bait 
Bass, Striped 42.00 Jun 4, 2009 Todd Tran gizzard shad 
Bass, White 16.25 Feb 8, 2021 Alessander Russian Swimbait 
Drum, Freshwater 28.00 Jan 4, 2020 Ramiro L. Castillo cut 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 24.00 Jul 15, 2019 Maverick Davies swim shad 
Bass, Smallmouth 19.00 Oct 10, 2021 Cooper D. Stevens  
Bass, Striped 41.25 Dec 30, 2011 Jeremy Croff live