Water Body Records for Galveston Bay

Updated December 7, 2018

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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, Largemouth 1.54 15.75 Jun 23, 2000 Eric Stevens  
Bass, Striped 28.00 33.50 Jan 26, 1991 Calvin Hinderman Jr.  
Bluefish 8.34 29.50 Mar 7, 1994 Tim Burke  
Bream, Sea 1.11 12.50 Nov 17, 1996 John Edel ling 
Carp, Grass 8.16 26.42 Nov 14, 1992 Andrew Anthony  
Catfish, Blue 16.66 32.00 Dec 12, 2005 Ryan McKewen Black salty 
Catfish, Channel 1.90 16.50 Jul 17, 2007 Ryan McKewen night crawler 
Catfish, Gafftopsail 5.65 26.50 May 28, 2016 Tyler W. Calhoun cut bait 
Catfish, Hardhead 3.40 20.50 May 2, 2010 Alton Westberry cut mullet 
Cobia 105.00 71.00 May 28, 1989 John Lodge III  
Croaker, Atlantic 5.13 20.25 Jul 10, 1971 Earl Merendino  
Cutlassfish, Atlantic 4.52 48.00 Aug 5, 2000 Gary Stanton  
Drum, Black 50.04 44.75 May 14, 2016 Joseph Thad Duchamp Crab 
Drum, Red 44.00 48.00 Jun 23, 2010 Russell Janacek live croaker 
Eel, Snapper 6.23 48.00 Jul 1, 2013 Jimmie Sausser mullett 
Flounder, Ocellated 2.63 16.63 Dec 6, 2001 Mark Bond mullet 
Flounder, Southern 10.18 26.00 Nov 19, 2018 Bubba Pyle finger mullet 
Gar, Alligator 186.19 96.25 Oct 14, 1995 Johnny Gilbert  
Hind, Rock 2.70 15.50 Oct 15, 2000 Christopher McKenzie squid 
Jack, Crevalle 31.75 43.25 Jun 4, 2006 Bob Franklin shad 
Kingfish, Gulf 1.54 14.00 Jul 5, 2003 Justin Kinder live shrimp 
Kingfish, Southern 1.78 15.00 Jun 21, 2008 Michelle Forque live croaker 
Ladyfish 3.94 25.75 Aug 28, 2000 Kevin Bowers  
Lizardfish, Inshore 0.66 14.00 Nov 6, 1999 Ryan Nokelby  
Mackerel, Spanish 1.90 21.75 Oct 2, 2012 Jon Parks Fly Rod, clouser minnow 
Pigfish 1.04 12.50 Dec 18, 1998 Scott Moss plastic clear shrimptail 
Pinfish 2.46 15.91 Jan 4, 1992 Mark Duncan  
Pompano, Florida 3.00 18.75 Oct 18, 2010 Anthony Langston live shrimp 
Puffer, Smooth 1.88 14.88 Dec 11, 2004 Jimmy Beall live shrimp 
Ray, Smooth Butterfly 14.14 30.00 Jun 23, 2014 Jimmie Sausser shad 
Ray, Spotted Eagle 273.50 82.00 Jun 2, 2012 Jimmy Anderson cut bait 
Searobin, Bighead 0.50 8.25 Oct 13, 2000 Edward Matthews Jr. live shrimp 
Seatrout, Sand 6.25 23.50 Feb 26, 1972 Dennis Herrick  
Seatrout, Spotted 12.11 31.50 Mar 19, 2007 R.J. Spencer soft plastic 
Shark, Blacktip 30.28 61.00 Jun 29, 2014 Caden Carner spot 
Shark, Bull 46.70 55.75 Aug 27, 2005 Bob Franklin shad 
Sheepshead 12.92 25.25 Dec 4, 1983 Gary Davis  
Snapper, Gray 2.28 16.25 Dec 1, 2010 Josh Parks live bait 
Snapper, Red 3.54 17.88 Oct 27, 1995 Raymond Smith  
Snook, common 6.00 27.25 May 16, 2018 Jason Farmer yo zur flatcrank 
Spot 0.76 11.75 Jun 4, 2002 Carlos Gonzales squid 
Stingray, Atlantic 10.75 41.50 Jul 3, 1994 David Lee Anderson  
Stingray, Bluntnose 36.66 0.00 May 26, 2003 Richard Olszak Jr. squid 
Stingray, Southern 246.00 96.00 Jun 30, 1998 Carissa Egger mullet 
Tripletail 18.00 26.50 Sep 24, 2018 Andrew Guerrero Jr. shrimp 
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Carp, Grass 2.62 19.50 Apr 19, 1999 Richard Walker black popper 
Croaker, Atlantic 0.53 10.75 Aug 20, 2001 Kenneth Thyssen  
Drum, Black 2.70 17.50 Jul 30, 2012 Jon Parks clauser minnow 
Drum, Red 12.36 31.75 Nov 29, 2015 Mike Cubbage clouser 
Flounder, Southern 5.00 24.00 Nov 26, 1999 Jon Parks clouser minnow 
Kingfish, Southern 1.19 14.25 Jul 9, 2000 Kenneth Thyssen epoxy shrimp 
Ladyfish 3.30 24.25 Sep 3, 2009 Jon Parks foam fly 
Mackerel, Spanish 1.90 21.75 Oct 2, 2012 Jon Parks clouser minnow 
Seatrout, Sand 1.00 14.50 Nov 5, 2005 Vincent Rinando Jr.  
Seatrout, Spotted 5.13 24.50 May 11, 2007 Vincent Rinando Jr.  
Sheepshead 5.09 20.75 Jul 27, 1999 Gregory Garner  
Tripletail 9.52 22.50 Sep 2, 2016 Clay Sheward fly buggy 

Junior Angler

Rod & Reel
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Catfish, Gafftopsail 5.65 26.50 May 28, 2016 Tyler W. Calhoun cut bait 
Catfish, Hardhead 2.97 17.50 Jun 3, 2018 Charles B. Bailey squid 
Croaker, Atlantic 3.90 20.50 Nov 13, 2011 Cameron Reeder live shrimp 
Drum, Red 34.38 42.00 Jun 10, 2017 Tyler Calhoun live mullet 
Flounder, Southern 10.16 27.25 Nov 27, 2009 Ethan Wagner Berkley gulp 
Gar, Alligator 78.13 64.00 Aug 1, 2008 Colton Carner shad 
Jack, Crevalle 27.08 38.75 Jun 29, 2014 Colton Carner shad 
Kingfish, Gulf 1.54 14.00 Jul 5, 2003 Justin Kinder live shrimp 
Perch, Silver 0.17 7.50 Jun 12, 2009 Robert Steber Jr shrimp 
Pinfish 1.60 13.50 May 30, 2011 Dante Blakely Live Shrimp 
Puffer, Smooth 1.70 15.00 Oct 7, 2012 Austin W. Calhoun chicken boy lure 
Seatrout, Sand 3.85 21.25 May 27, 2009 Thomas Shelton croaker 
Seatrout, Spotted 9.13 28.50 Jul 3, 2015 Austin W. Calhoun piggy perch 
Shark, Blacktip 30.28 61.00 Jun 29, 2014 Caden Carner spot 
Shark, Bull 44.50 53.50 Nov 3, 2018 Dylan Sorrells  
Sheepshead 9.19 23.50 Nov 20, 2005 Austin Lilley shrimp 
Stingray, Southern 149.00 0.00 Jun 29, 2014 Colton Carner kingfish 

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Catfish, Gafftopsail 24.13 Sep 19, 2009 Jacob Bolton plastic shrimp 
Drum, Black 37.50 Sep 13, 2009 Paul McCain plastic shrimp 
Drum, Red 43.00 May 28, 2010 Bill Hull mullet 
Flounder, Southern 21.75 Dec 3, 2014 Johnathan Meadows H&H Cocoahoe Minnow 
Seatrout, Spotted 29.00 Jan 14, 2011 Vincent Rinando Jr.  
Sheepshead 19.00 Oct 4, 2016 Alexander Butler Fly Rod, kwan shrimp fly 
Fly Fishing
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Drum, Red 25.50 Oct 4, 2016 Alexander Butler kwan shrimp fly 
Sheepshead 19.00 Oct 4, 2016 Alexander Butler kwan shrimp fly