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Arkansas State Fishing Records

Arkansas State Fishing Records

Species Weight Location Date State Record Holder
Bass, Hybrid Striped* 27 lbs., 5 oz. Greers Ferry Lake 04/24/1997 Jerald C. Shaum, Shirley, AR
Bass, Largemouth 16 lbs., 8 oz. Mallard Lake 03/02/1976 Aaron Mardis, Memphis, TN
Bass, Ozark 1 lb., 1 oz. Norfork Lake 05/12/2014 Dan Biery, Clinton, AR
Bass, Rock 1 lb., 8 oz. Norfork Lake (Clear Creek) 08/02/1982 Jerry Heard, Everton, AR
Bass, Shadow* 1 lb., 12 oz. Spring River 07/05/1999 James E. Baker, W. Monroe, LA
Bass, Smallmouth 7 lbs., 5 oz. Bull Shoals Lake 04/01/1969 Acie Dickerson, Lakeview, AR
Bass, Spotted 7 lbs., 15 oz. Bull Shoals Lake 03/26/1983 Mike Heilich, St. Louis, MO
Bass, Striped 64 lbs., 8 oz. Beaver Lake Tailwater 04/28/2000 Jeff Fletcher, Golden, MO
Bass, White 5 lbs., 6 oz. Mississippi River 10/27/2005 Bill Nelson, Memphis, TN
Bass, Yellow 2 lbs., 4 oz. Lake Ouachita 01/26/2022 Craig Viscardis, Hot Springs, AR
Bluegill 3 lbs., 4 oz. Fulton County 08/07/1998 Albert Sharp, Elizabeth, AR
Bowfin 17 lbs., 5 oz. Desha County 02/21/1977 Doug Smith, McGehee, AR
Buffalo, Bigmouth 50 lbs., 0 oz. Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir 09/10/2007 Tony Worm, Conway, AR
Buffalo, Black 92 lbs., 8 oz. Lake Maumelle 02/26/2001 Kenny DeLuca, Paron, AR
Buffalo, Smallmouth 68 lbs., 8 oz. Lake Hamilton 05/15/1984 Jerry Dolezal, Berwyn, IL
Bullhead, Black 4 lbs., 12 oz. Point Remove Creek 04/11/1986 Janet Story, Morrilton, AR
Bullhead, Brown 3 lbs., 3 oz. Upper White Oak Lake 04/02/2013 Christopher "JJ" Holeman, Camden, AR
Bullhead, Yellow 2 lbs., 7 oz. Private lake 09/21/2014 Jackie R. Mullins, Texarkana, AR
Catfish, Blue 116 lbs., 12 oz. Mississippi River 08/03/2001 Charles Ashley Jr., Marion, AR
Catfish, Channel 38 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Ouachita 06/03/1989 Joe Holleman, Waldron, AR
Catfish, Flathead 80 lbs., 0 oz. Arkansas River 10/28/1989 Wesley White, Hartford, AR
Eel, American 5 lbs., 4 oz. Spring River 07/12/2015 Cory Beeson, Jonesboro, AR
Crappie, Black 5 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Wilhelmina 06/06/2011 Donivan Echols, Mena, AR
Crappie, White 4 lbs., 7 oz. Mingo Creek 04/12/1993 Shelby D. Cooper, Bald Knob, AR
Drum, Freshwater 45 lbs., 7 oz. Lake Wilson 07/11/2004 Chuck Piker, Hamburg, AR
Eel, American 5 lbs., 4.4 oz. Spring River 07/15/2015 Cory Beeson, Jonesboro, AR
Flier 0 lbs., 14 oz. Saline River 07/10/1985 Harvey Jones, Warren, AR
Gar, Alligator 215 lbs., 0 oz. Arkansas River 07/31/1964 Alvin Bonds, Clarksville, AR
Gar, Longnose 35 lbs., 12 oz. Taylor Old River Lake 06/28/2005 Tommy Cantrell, Dumas, AR
Gar, Shortnose 5 lbs., 13 oz. Lake Dardanelle 09/23/2011 Thomas Kremers, Clarksville,AR
Gar, Spotted 7 lbs., 15 oz. Little Red River 03/29/2018 Tim Welch, Bono, AR
Goldeye 2 lbs., 3 oz. State Line Outlet Ditch 04/02/2021 Jamie Wilhoite, Manila, AR
Herring, Skipjack 2 lbs., 10 oz. Lake Dardanelle 01/03/2004 Jeremy Whitcomb, Little Rock, AR
Mooneye 0 lbs., 10 oz. Current River 07/23/2022 Shawn Clark, Poplar Bluff, MO
Muskie, Tiger 23 lbs., 12 oz. Spring River 06/27/1995 Randy Wyatt, Thayer, MO
Paddlefish 118 lbs., 9 oz. Beaver Lake 08/27/2020 James C. Johnson, North Oaks, MN
Pickerel, Chain 7 lbs., 10 oz. Little Red River 01/06/1979 Abe Vogel, Heber Springs, AR
Pike, Northern 16 lbs., 1 oz. DeGray Lake 12/27/1973 Dick Cooley, Arkadelphia, AR
Redhorse, Golden 1 lb., 2 oz. Spring River 05/27/2011 D. Victor Waits, Holts Summit, MO
Redhorse, River 8 lbs., 2 oz. Spring River 04/18/2006 D. Victor Waits, Holts Summit, MO
Redhorse, Silver 6 lbs., 9 oz. Eleven Point River 12/12/2020 Russell "Rusty" Gibson, Marmaduke, AR
Sauger 6 lbs., 12 oz. Arkansas River 12/15/1976 Claude Eubanks, Fort Smith, AR
Saugeye 9 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Frierson 01/30/2012 Chris Owen, Alicia, AR
Shad, Alabama 2 lbs., 13 oz. Ouachita River 04/04/1997 Monte Pascoe, Hot Springs, AR
Shad, Gizzard 2 lbs., 14 oz. White River 05/09/1992 Charles Jordan, Mountain View, AR
Sturgeon, Shovelnose 5 lbs., 0 oz. Spring River 10/10/2008 D. Victor Waits, Holts Summit, MO
Sucker, Northern Hog 1 lb., 6 oz. Eleven Point River 04/10/2021 Rusty Gibson, Marmaduke, AR
Sucker, Spotted 1 lb., 15 oz. Caney Creek 01/28/2015 Steve Lankford, Conway, AR
Sunfish, Green 1 lb., 11 oz. pond, Dierks 04/12/1976 Keith McCullough, Dierks, AR
Sunfish, Longear 1 lb., 2 oz. Table Rock Lake 04/22/1991 Carl Bohannan, Eureka Springs, AR
Sunfish, Redear 2 lbs., 14 oz. Bois d'Arc Lake 05/04/1985 Glenda Tatom, Stamps, AR
Trout, Brook 5 lbs., 0 oz. North Fork River 06/03/2002 Billy J. Meeks, Wylie, TX
Trout, Brown* 40 lbs., 4 oz. Little Red River 05/09/1992 Howard "Rip" Collins, Heber Springs, AR
Trout, Cutthroat 10 lbs., 2 oz. White River 09/29/2018 Mike Bowers, Abilene, KS
Trout, Lake 11 lbs., 5 oz. Greers Ferry Lake 12/15/1997 Clark Stevenson, Greenbrier, AR
Trout, Rainbow 19 lbs., 1 oz. White River 03/14/1981 Jim Miller, Memphis, TN
Walleye* 22 lbs., 11 oz. Greers Ferry Lake 03/12/1982 Al Nelson, Higden, AR
Warmouth 1 lb., 8 oz. Black Dog Bayou 05/28/1998 Michael Curtis, Pine Bluff, AR

* World Record. Note: The brown trout is the 4-pound-line-class world record; the walleye is the 12-pound-line-class world record.


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