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Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division


State Freshwater Fish Records for Alabama

SPECIES

WEIGHT

DATE

LOCATION

ANGLER, HOMETOWN

Bass, Largemouth 16 lbs 8 oz 11/3/1987 Mtn. View Lake, Shelby Co Thomas (T. M.) Burgin, Birmingham
Bass, Redeye (b) 3 lbs 2 oz 3/8/2000 Choccolocco Creek Terry Johnson, Oxford
Bass, Rock 1 lb 6 oz 5/6/1995 Paint Rock River James R. Stewart, Scottsboro
Bass, Shoal 6 lbs 11 oz 2/25/1996 Halawakee Creek Darrell Trawick, Salem
Bass, Smallmouth (c) l0 lbs 8 oz 10/8/1950 Wheeler Dam tailwater Owen F. Smith, Fairfield
Bass, Spotted (b) 8 lbs 15 oz 3/18/1978 Smith Lake Phillip C. Terry, Decatur
Bass, Striped (landlocked) (a) 69 lbs, 9 oz 2/28/2013 Bankhead Reservoir James Bramlett, Dora
Bass, Striped Hybrid 25 lbs 15 oz 9/13/1996 Sipsey Fork E. H. Hodges, Chelsea
Bass, White 4 lbs 9 oz 2/14/1987 Warrior River Ben DeMott, Bessemer
Bass, Yellow (a) 2 lb 8 oz 4/12/2000 Guntersville Reservoir, Jackson Co. Dennis M. Woebbeking, Pisgah
Bowfin 18 lbs
6 oz
7/31/2005 Lake Tuscaloosa Nelson Ray Sansing, Sawyerville
Buffalo 57 lbs 4/13/1990 Guntersville Reservoir Ralph B. Lowery, Albertville
Bullhead 3 lbs 13 oz 4/8/1984 Private Pond, Montgomery. Co. Charles A. Lane, Montgomery
Carp, Common 35 lbs 4/19/1980 Bear Creek, Colbert County Darrin Jackson, Double Springs
Carp, Grass 73 lbs 4/10/2012 Guntersville Reservoir Bradley D. Bridges, Sr., Bryant
Catfish, Blue (b) 120 lbs 4 oz 3/9/2012 Holt Reservoir John Paul Nichols,Northport
Catfish, Channel 40 lbs 6/17/1967 Inland Lake Donald R. Cox, Oneonta
Catfish, Flathead 80 lbs 6/22/1986 Alabama River, Selma Rick Conner,Selma
Catfish, White 10 lbs 5 oz 4/3/1981 Chambers Co. Public Lake Roy T. Britton, Opelika
Crappie, Black (tie) 4 lbs 5 oz

4 lbs 5 oz
4 lbs 4 oz
3/27/2007

6/2/1997
3/18/1984
Fort Payne Res.

Jefferson Co. pond
Paint Creek
Shelley Meadows/Mentone
William D. Webb, B'ham
Sherril Harris, Sylacauga
Crappie, White 4 lbs 9 oz
4 lbs 8 oz
5/8/2000
4/4/1974
Lake Martin, Tallapoosa Co.
Guntersville Reservoir
Jeremy S. White, Alexander City
Jack Grant, Altoona
Drum, Freshwater (b) 41 lbs 8 oz 7/24/1949 Wilson Reservoir Wilson Brock, Birmingham
Eel, American 5 lbs 8 oz 5/11/1989 Lake Shechi, Chilton Co. Tod A. Groover, Montevallo
Gar, Alligator 151lbs 9 oz 8/13/2009 Tensaw River Richard Johnson, Bay Minette
  151 lbs 5 oz 8/13/2004 Tensaw River Michael Houseknecht/Mobile
Gar, Longnose 32 lbs 14oz 4/18/1985 Jordan Reservoir Gary Smyth, Pelham
Gar, Spotted 8 lbs 12 oz 8/26/1987 Cotaco Creek Winston Baker, Alex City
Herring, Skipjack 3 lbs 4 oz 5/2/2012 Mulberry Fork Bobby Lee Davis, Bessemer
Muskellunge
(no longer stocked)
19 lbs 8 oz 12/31/1972 Wilson Dam tailwater Steve Leatherwood, Haleyville
Paddlefish
(now protected,
release when captured)
52 lbs 12 oz 3/18/1982 Wilson Dam tailwater Susan Holland, Muscle Shoals
Perch, Yellow 1 lb 15 oz 2/26/2000 Wheeler Reservoir, Limestone Co. Matthew K. Patterson, Decatur
Pickerel, Chain 6 lbs 6 oz 6/24/1976 Dyas Creek, Baldwin County Michael P. Ryan, Bay Minette
Pickerel, Redfin 0 lbs 11 oz 8/24/2010 Armstrong Creek, Wash. Co. Frank Lambert Dickey/Chatom
Redhorse, Silver (a) 14 lbs 14 oz 4/24/1995 Wilson Dam tailwater Chris Stephenson, B'ham
Sauger 5 lbs 2 oz 3/5/1972 Wilson Dam tailwater William F. Huntley, Athens
Sunfish, Bluegill (a) 4 lbs 12 oz 4/9/1950 Ketona Lake, Birmingham T. S. Hudson, Birmingham
Sunfish, Green 1 lbs 9 oz 8/10/2005 McLamore Pond, Walker County Caleb Miller, Parrish
Sunfish, Longear 8 oz 5/12/1990 Yellow River Jerry Jones, Ozark
Sunfish, Redbreast 1 lb 4 oz 6/12/2010 Choctawhatchee River
Archie Russ, Brantley
Sunfish, Redear (b) 4 lbs 4 oz 5/5/1962 Chattahoochee Park Jeff Lashley, Gordon
Trout, Rainbow 9 lbs 1 oz 4/22/2006 Mud Creek, Tannehill Historical State Park Otha Hamm, Alexandria
Walleye 10 lbs 14 oz 6/24/1980 Weiss Reservoir Julia Hurley, Cedar Bluff
Warmouth 1 lb 12 oz 4/25/1986 Farm Pond Jimmy A. Barfield, Dothan

(a) World Record, Rod And Reel/ (b) Previous World Record, Rod and Reel / (c) Previous World Record, Any Method

Procedures For the Certification of Alabama State Record Freshwater Fish

(1) Fish must be caught in Alabama waters by legal means (see application and rules).
(2) Fish must be identified by Alabama Fisheries Section biologist or other certified fisheries biologist.
(3) Fish must be weighed on certified scales.
(4) Weighing must be witnessed by two people.
(5) Application must be submitted on official application form (form available on-line PDF file (you need Free Adobe Acrobat Reader).
(6) Application form must be notarized.

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