Water Body Records for Corpus Christi Bay

Updated November 14, 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
Burrfish, Striped 1.38 10.25 Dec 26, 2015 Karen Osborn shrimp 
Catfish, Gafftopsail 5.31 26.00 Jul 17, 2004 Andrew Combs cut bait 
Catfish, Hardhead 4.06 23.00 Jul 14, 2003 Federico Garcia sand trout 
Croaker, Atlantic 1.10 14.25 Nov 12, 2007 Cody Eckhardt Berkley peeler crab 
Cutlassfish, Atlantic 4.70 50.00 Mar 31, 2009 Travis Colley bass assasin 
Drum, Black 58.50 47.00 Oct 11, 2006 Filip Spencer  
Drum, Red 22.09 40.25 Dec 15, 2008 Filip Spencer  
Flounder, Southern 11.00 26.00 Dec 18, 2008 Danny Eddins Soft plastic 
Jack, Crevalle 27.00 44.00 Jun 8, 1997 Michael Tringali  
Kingfish, Southern 0.95 13.75 Oct 15, 2012 Danny Eddins bass assassin 
Ladyfish 3.63 25.38 Jul 9, 2018 Zachary Balcar lipless crankbait 
Lizardfish, Inshore 1.05 15.00 Dec 20, 2014 Josh Ferdon  
Pinfish 1.13 13.90 Apr 12, 2013 Colby Skinner cut mullet 
Puffer, Smooth 2.63 15.75 Oct 30, 2008 R. Wayne Darnell Berkley gulp w/3" shrimp 
Searobin, Bighead 1.14 13.25 Aug 5, 1987 Wade Kilpatrick  
Seatrout, Sand 1.88 17.00 Nov 27, 2006 Filip Spencer mirrOlure 
Seatrout, Spotted 12.44 32.25 Mar 18, 2014 Filip Spencer Bass Assassin 
Sheepshead 8.81 22.75 Dec 22, 2016 Cole W. Phillips live shrimp 
Snapper, Gray 6.69 23.00 Jul 6, 2012 Michael Morris live mullet 
Snook, common 4.44 24.13 Oct 22, 2005 Aaron Reed Texas trout killer 
Toadfish, Gulf 1.24 12.00 Jan 6, 2011 Colby Skinner cut bait 
Tripletail 26.08 31.50 Aug 29, 2015 Chad Watts  
Fly Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Drum, Red 6.00 25.25 Oct 30, 2008 Kenneth Mussman Jr. Gotcha 
Flounder, Southern 4.18 22.00 Sep 10, 1998 Matthew Rathbun  
Pinfish 0.80 12.00 Jun 27, 2003 Jimmy Darnell clouser minnow 
Seatrout, Sand 1.31 15.00 Dec 18, 2006 Filip Spencer  
Seatrout, Spotted 9.88 29.50 Dec 18, 2006 Filip Spencer Pinky Lee Lee 
Sheepshead 5.81 20.50 Dec 7, 2009 Filip Spencer Green Lee Lee 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Needlefish, Atlantic 1.70 30.00 Jul 12, 2014 Alexander Dewald

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
Catfish, Hardhead 1.25 16.00 Aug 14, 2013 Colby Skinner cut bait - mullet 
Croaker, Atlantic 1.10 14.25 Nov 12, 2007 Cody Eckhardt Berkley peeler crab 
Drum, Black 11.00 27.50 Jul 15, 2006 Sarah Freytag shrimp 
Drum, Red 18.70 39.00 Oct 25, 2014 Colby Skinner cut bait 
Ladyfish 1.44 20.63 Jan 7, 2005 Mariechen Spivey shrimp 
Lizardfish, Inshore 1.05 15.00 Dec 20, 2014 Josh Ferdon  
Pinfish 1.13 13.90 Apr 12, 2013 Colby Skinner cut mullet 
Puffer, Smooth 0.75 11.50 Oct 15, 2005 Tyler Johnson shrimp 
Scorpionfish, Spotted 0.41 8.00 Jun 15, 2011 Colby Skinner cut bait 
Seatrout, Spotted 5.06 28.38 Jul 29, 2018 Cooper Morris live mullet 
Sheepshead 8.81 22.75 Dec 22, 2016 Cole W. Phillips live shrimp 
Snapper, Gray 1.75 15.25 Aug 14, 2013 Colby Skinner cut perch 
Toadfish, Gulf 1.24 12.00 Jan 6, 2011 Colby Skinner cut bait 
Bow Fishing
Species Weight Length Date Angler
Needlefish, Atlantic 1.70 30.00 Jul 12, 2014 Alexander Dewald

Catch and Release Records (by length)

All Ages

Rod & Reel
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Catfish, Gafftopsail 22.50 Jun 13, 2018 Zachary Balcar cut bait 
Drum, Red 39.50 Dec 3, 2012 Karen Osborn mullet 
Ladyfish 24.50 Jun 17, 2018 Zachary Balcar cut bait 
Sheepshead 20.50 Dec 7, 2009 Filip Spencer Fly Rod, Green Lee Lee 
Fly Fishing
Species Length Date Angler Bait or Lure
Sheepshead 20.50 Dec 7, 2009 Filip Spencer Green Lee Lee