Water Body Records for San Marcos River

Updated May 22, 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, Guadalupe 2.18 15.50 Dec 12, 2014 Andrew H. Bland Texas rigged fluke 
Bass, Guadalupe X Smallmouth 4.69 20.39 Apr 27, 1999 Lance Wester  
Bass, Largemouth 10.09 25.75 Jul 18, 2005 Frank Cruz Jr.  
Bass, Rock 1.13 11.00 Mar 5, 2013 Andrew H. Bland black and blue football j 
Bass, Smallmouth 5.25 20.50 Apr 5, 2010 Chris Linebrink spoon 
Catfish, Blue 12.37 30.50 Feb 10, 2017 Clayton P. Lacina cut carp 
Catfish, Channel 9.05 27.00 Dec 1, 2011 Mike Schlimgen Fly Rod, white kc jig 
Catfish, Flathead 12.55 31.25 Aug 20, 2016 Clayton P. Lacina shad 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 1.25 10.75 Aug 7, 2009 Justin Hill  
Crappie, White 1.22 13.38 Dec 16, 2012 Mike Schlimgen Fly Rod, slump buster 
Gar, Longnose 9.52 44.50 Sep 9, 2021 Carson May Bluegill 
Pacu, Red-bellied 8.95 19.00 Mar 14, 2006 Joni Frazier red wiggler 
Redhorse, Gray 2.00 17.00 Jul 7, 2009 Garrett Street dough ball 
Shad, Gizzard 0.82 12.75 Jul 28, 2009 Mike Schlimgen Fly Rod, bead head nymph 
Sunfish, Bluegill 0.58 9.13 Jul 10, 2009 Jimmy Darnell Fly Rod,  
Sunfish, Longear 0.84 9.25 Jul 6, 2009 John Brownlee plastic crawfish 
Sunfish, Redbreast 1.07 10.75 Dec 26, 2014 Mike Schlimgen Fly Rod, matt's bug 
Sunfish, Redear 2.21 13.00 Mar 21, 2014 John Lassiter 5" Senko 
Sunfish, Warmouth 0.59 8.25 Feb 29, 2020 Robert Martin  
Tilapia, Blue 5.50 18.25 Jun 23, 2001 Edward Howle  
Tilapia, Unclassified 4.13 16.25 Jan 20, 1997 Rodney Boullion  
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Guadalupe X Smallmouth 1.67 15.25 May 29, 2009 Jimmy Darnell popper 
Bass, Largemouth 4.63 19.75 Dec 16, 2012 Mike Schlimgen slump buster 
Bass, Rock 0.72 9.75 Jan 8, 2012 Mike Schlimgen miss prissy popper 
Bass, Smallmouth 4.00 19.25 Oct 29, 2012 Mike Schlimgen  
Catfish, Channel 9.05 27.00 Dec 1, 2011 Mike Schlimgen white kc jig 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 1.21 10.50 Sep 19, 2011 Mike Schlimgen green cat 
Crappie, White 1.22 13.38 Dec 16, 2012 Mike Schlimgen slump buster 
Shad, Gizzard 0.82 12.75 Jul 28, 2009 Mike Schlimgen bead head nymph 
Sunfish, Bluegill 0.58 9.13 Jul 10, 2009 Jimmy Darnell  
Sunfish, Redbreast 1.07 10.75 Dec 26, 2014 Mike Schlimgen matt's bug 
Sunfish, Redear 1.75 12.75 Aug 2, 2017 Jimmy Darnell wolly bugger 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Guadalupe 1.05 13.00 Jul 24, 2008 Terry Darnell  
Bass, Guadalupe X Smallmouth 1.16 13.50 Jul 31, 2003 William Paschall crankbait 
Bass, Largemouth 4.80 20.00 Aug 10, 2015 Ryan Wilder  
Bass, Smallmouth 4.88 20.31 Aug 30, 2008 Logan Bond plastic 
Catfish, Channel 3.00 21.00 Jul 8, 2009 Zabdi Perez minnow 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 0.81 10.50 Jul 5, 2010 Zabdi Perez red wiggler 
Gar, Longnose 1.88 28.00 Jul 8, 2009 Zabdi Perez cut bait 
Pacu, Red-bellied 8.95 19.00 Mar 14, 2006 Joni Frazier red wiggler 
Sunfish, Bluegill 0.34 7.25 Jul 11, 2009 Demaris Darnell crankbait 
Sunfish, Green 0.16 6.00 Jun 1, 2009 Terry Darnell  
Sunfish, Longear 0.18 6.13 Jul 24, 2008 Terry Darnell  
Sunfish, Other Hybrid 0.30 7.50 Jul 11, 2009 Demaris Darnell crankbait 
Sunfish, Redbreast 0.49 9.00 Jul 24, 2008 Terry Darnell  
Sunfish, Redear 1.90 12.75 Jul 18, 2016 Ryan Wilder jerkbait 
Sunfish, Redspotted 0.14 6.00 Aug 17, 2009 Avery Kester rebel grasshopper 
Sunfish, Warmouth 0.50 8.25 Nov 2, 2019 Roberto Villarruel worm 

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Guadalupe 16.00 Sep 4, 2018 Danielle Kislin Fly Rod, white boogie bug 
Bass, Largemouth 28.00 Nov 2, 2012 Steven Moore rooster tail 
Bass, Smallmouth 20.25 Feb 21, 2016 John H. Boatright topwater frog 
Bass, White 21.50 Mar 3, 2018 Jason R. Hennesey Fly Rod, Hennesey's Tranny Clouser 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 11.75 Sep 27, 2015 Tyler Nash Fly Rod, nymph 
Gar, Longnose 51.00 Sep 4, 2010 Mike Schlimgen Fly Rod, popper 
Sunfish, Redear 10.50 Sep 28, 2013 Duy Le Fly Rod, sculpin 
Fly Fishing
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Bass, Guadalupe 16.00 Sep 4, 2018 Danielle Kislin white boogie bug 
Bass, Largemouth 21.75 Feb 10, 2017 Mike Schlimgen silly jig 
Bass, Smallmouth 18.00 May 24, 2018 Adam McCoy creek crawler 
Bass, White 21.50 Mar 3, 2018 Jason R. Hennesey Hennesey's Tranny Clouser 
Cichlid, Rio Grande 11.75 Sep 27, 2015 Tyler Nash nymph 
Gar, Longnose 51.00 Sep 4, 2010 Mike Schlimgen popper 
Sunfish, Redear 12.50 Aug 18, 2014 Molly H. Polk anderson slayer