Water Body Records for Colorado River

Updated June 20, 2024

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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, Guadalupe 3.71 17.25 Feb 1, 2014 Bryan Townsend Fly Rod, crayfish fly 
Bass, Largemouth 10.40 27.00 Apr 13, 2013 Jorge N. Guerra plastic worm 
Bass, Spotted 2.34 16.00 Jan 5, 2012 Trent Lake plastic worm 
Bass, Striped 35.00 42.00 Jun 24, 1988 Robin Whalon  
Bass, White 5.56 20.75 Mar 31, 1977 David Cordill  
Buffalo, Smallmouth 38.00 41.00 Feb 27, 1988 Barry Anderson  
Carp, Common 14.69 28.25 Jan 19, 2011 Chris Munn maize 
Catfish, Blue 44.50 43.00 Feb 11, 2003 Maurice Walker  
Catfish, Channel 17.10 30.50 Mar 29, 2014 Trent Lake live worm 
Catfish, Flathead 40.94 42.50 Sep 5, 2018 Jason J. Johnson perch 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 1.30 11.25 Jul 26, 2012 Robert Abel worm 
Crappie, Black 2.51 15.13 Jan 10, 2012 Dusty Frank  
Drum, Freshwater 18.65 29.75 Mar 12, 2017 Brion Baird live crawfish 
Eel, American 2.50 30.13 Feb 15, 2013 Ian M. Dugan grub 
Gar, Alligator 38.56 54.00 May 18, 2018 Clayton P. Lacina bluegill 
Gar, Longnose 9.20 42.00 Apr 22, 2017 Clayton P. Lacina green trashy 
Redhorse, Gray 2.54 18.50 Sep 20, 2008 Brandon Beversdorf nightcrawler 
Sunfish, Bluegill 0.63 8.00 Aug 14, 2013 Chuck Dewey worm 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.89 10.55 Oct 28, 2014 Chuck Dewey worm 
Sunfish, Redear 2.80 14.50 Feb 5, 1992 Hermenegildo Gonzalez  
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Guadalupe 3.71 17.25 Feb 1, 2014 Bryan Townsend crayfish fly 
Bass, White 3.00 18.50 Apr 3, 1999 Merlin Tuttle  
Sunfish, Redear 1.38 12.00 Apr 21, 2013 Michael Duecy woolly grubber 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Buffalo, Smallmouth 40.50 36.88 Feb 22, 2009 Eric Welfl
Carp, Common 40.00 39.75 Mar 7, 2003 Mark Malfa
Carp, Grass 60.68 51.00 Jun 27, 2010 Matthew Morin
Carpsucker, River 5.50 21.75 Sep 15, 2007 Gene Cook
Catfish, Blue 5.65 24.50 Oct 11, 2007 Richard Fleury
Drum, Freshwater 13.06 25.25 Jun 27, 2010 Trent Lake
Gar, Alligator 150.00 76.00 Jun 23, 2017 Richard Fleury
Gar, Longnose 24.00 55.50 Sep 23, 2016 Lawson Eddy

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, Guadalupe 2.00 15.50 Jan 15, 2017 Lathen Frank jig 
Bass, Striped 3.13 20.00 Jun 15, 2018 Grace Parkhill jig 
Bass, White 1.44 15.38 Apr 7, 2006 Katie Uhler Fly Rod, clouser minnow 
Catfish, Channel 8.31 25.25 Jan 6, 2019 Grace Parkhill punchbait 
Drum, Freshwater 5.75 22.75 May 5, 2016 Lathen Frank Crawfish 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, White 1.44 15.38 Apr 7, 2006 Katie Uhler clouser minnow 

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Guadalupe 17.75 Jan 1, 2016 Brian D. Nash Fly Rod, black and purple jig 
Bass, Largemouth 24.50 Jan 7, 2016 Aaron Gaston shakey head 
Bass, Spotted 16.00 Jan 5, 2012 Trent Lake plastic worm 
Bass, White 18.00 Feb 7, 2016 Luke Marberry crankbait 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 9.25 Sep 21, 2015 Chuck Dewey worm 
Gar, Longnose 51.50 Mar 3, 2018 Aaron Gaston Fly Rod, deciever 
Sunfish, Bluegill 10.50 Apr 30, 2014 Thomas A Norcom Curly-tail grub 
Sunfish, Longear 10.00 Feb 18, 2018 Jason R. Hennesey Fly Rod, Hennesey"s purple headed 
Sunfish, Redbreast 11.80 Oct 20, 2012 Federico del toro worm 
Sunfish, Redear 12.50 May 10, 2014 Kyle Reeves 5" Senko worm 
Fly Fishing
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Guadalupe 17.75 Jan 1, 2016 Brian D. Nash black and purple jig 
Bass, Largemouth 21.00 Aug 30, 2015 Ryan Schaper boogle bug 
Gar, Longnose 51.50 Mar 3, 2018 Aaron Gaston deciever 
Sunfish, Longear 10.00 Feb 18, 2018 Jason R. Hennesey Hennesey"s purple headed 
Sunfish, Redear 10.25 Aug 3, 2018 Aaron Gaston lunch money 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Guadalupe 16.00 Nov 5, 2016 Liliana Porter senko 
Bass, White 18.00 Feb 7, 2016 Luke Marberry crankbait