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Washington State Fishing Records

Washington State Fishing Records

BLACK BASS
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Largemouth Bass 12.53 lbs Bill Evans Lake Bosworth, Snohomish County 8-Aug-16
Micropterus salmoides
Smallmouth Bass 8.75 lbs Ray Wonacott Columbia River, Hanford Reach 23-Apr-66
Micropterus dolomieu
CARP
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Common Carp 49.50 lbs Duane Fisher Moses Lake, Grant County 17-Jun-06
Cyprinus carpio carpio
CATFISH
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Black Bullhead 1.81 lbs Cleon Conrad Lake Cassidy, Snohomish 4-Sep-20
Ameiurus melas
Blue Catfish 17.75 lbs Rangle Hawthorne Columbia River 9-Jul-75
Ictalurus furcatus
Brown Bullhead 11.04 lbs Justin E. Andrews Unnamed lake, Snohomish County 3-Jun-00
Ameiurus nebulosus
Channel Catfish 37.70 lbs Cole Abshere Lake Terrell, Whatcom County 20-Aug-19
Ictalurus punctatus
Flathead Catfish 22.80 lbs C. L. McCary Snake River 28-Jun-81
Pylodictis olivaris
White Catfish 19.85 lbs Donald W. Huffman Walla Walla River 17-Apr-02
Ameiurus catus
Yellow Bullhead 2.06 lbs Monica Beckley Potholes Reservoir, Grant County 8-Sep-13
Ameiurus natalis
CHIMAERAS
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Spotted Ratfish 3.90 lbs William J. Denning Hein Bank 19-Jul-96
Hydrolagus colliei
COD (Freshwater)
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Burbot 17.37 lbs Mike Campbell Bead Lake, Pend Oreille County 24-Apr-04
Lota lota
CODFISHES
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Pacific Cod 19.63 lbs Ralph Bay Ediz Hook 6-Mar-84
Gadus macrocephalus
CRAPPIE
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Black Crappie 4.50 lbs John W. Smart Lake Washington, King County 1-May-56
Pomoxis nigromaculatus
White Crappie 2.80 lbs Don J. Benson Burbank Slough, Walla Walla County 21-Jun-88
Pomoxis annularis
DOLPHINFISHES
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Dolphinfish 16.27 lbs Albert DaSilva Pacific Ocean, Pacific County 1-Aug-13
Coryphaena hippurus
FLOUNDERS (Lefteye)
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Pacific Sanddab 1.22 lbs Bob Everitt Jeffferson Head, King County 1-Jul-17
Citharichthys sordidus
FLOUNDERS (Righteye)
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Arrowtooth Flounder 5.93 lbs Richard Hale Neah Bay, Clallam County 21-Jun-18
Atheresthes stomias
Pacific Halibut 288.00 lbs Vic Stevens Swiftsure Bank 9-Sep-89
Hippoglossus stenolepis
Petrale Sole 7.57 lbs John Stone Jefferson Head 11-Jun-80
Eopsetta jordani
Rock Sole 4.19 lbs Alan Schram Hein Bank 9-Jul-89
Lepidopsetta bilineata
Sand sole 2.59 lbs Shannon Reiss San Juan Islands, San Juan County 31-Mar-19
Psettichthys melanostictus
Starry Flounder 9.50 lbs Robert Walton Pillar Point, Clallam County 25-Sep-09
Platichthys stellatus
GREENLINGS
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Kelp Greenling 4.42 lbs Danita Rixen Sucia Island, San Juan County 19-Sep-99
Hexagrammos decagrammus
Kelp Greenling (Speargun) 3.88 lbs Jim Briggs Agate Pass, Kitsap County 5-Jun-83
Hexagrammos decagrammus
Lingcod 61.00 lbs Tom Nelson San Juan Islands 30-Jul-86
Ophiodon elongatus
Whitespotted Greenling 0.68 lbs Walter Wilson Burrows Bay, Skagit County 29-Jul-18
Hexagrammos stelleri
HAKES
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Pacific Hake 4.06 lbs Samir Haj Westport, Grays Harbor County 30-Jul-13
Merluccius productus
JACKS
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Jack Mackerel 4.99 lbs Dee Duttrey Sekiu 22-Sep-05
Trachurus symmetricus
Yellowtail Jack 20.50 lbs Jason MacKenzie Westport, Grays Harbor County 27-Aug-11
Seriola lalandi
MARLIN
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Striped Marlin 134.00 lbs Phil Wolff Westport 2-Sep-05
Tetrapturus audax
MINNOWS
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Northern Pikeminnow
7.92 lbs Pamela A. Ramsden Snake River, Whitman County 15-May-08
Ptychocheilus oregonensis
Peamouth 1.12 lbs Tanya Merrill Columbia Rvier, Klickitat County 29-Jun-08
Mylocheilus caurinus
Tench
6.27 lbs George J. Schmidt Sprague Lake, Adams/Lincoln co's. 8-Jun-04
Tinca tinca
OPAHS
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Opah 113.40 lbs Kyle Tapio Pacific Ocean, Pacific County 7-Sep-18
Lampris guttatus
PERCH
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Yellow Perch 2.75 lbs Larry Benthien Snelson's Slough, Skagit County 22-Jun-69
Perca flavescens
PIKE
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Northern Pike 34.06 lbs Bryan McMannis Long Lake, Spokane County 9-Apr-04
Esox lucius
tiger muskie (hybrid) 37.88 lbs David Hickman Curlew Lake, Ferry County 26-Jul-14
Esox masquinongy x Esox lucius
ROCKFISH
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Black Rockfish (Speargun) 5.51 lbs Steven Owen Neah Bay, Clallam County 14-Apr-22
Sebastes melanops
Black Rockfish (Speargun)
6.00 lbs Anneliese Yancey Neah Bay, Clallam County 4-Jun-22
Sebastes melanops
Black Rockfish 10.72 lbs Steven Charles Orr Ilwaco, Pacific County 15-May-16
Sebastes melanops
Blue Rockfish
4.84 lbs Chris McMillin Westport 2-Jul-11
Sebastes mystinus
Bocaccio 23.63 lbs Carson Kendall Swiftsure Bank 8-Aug-87
Sebastes paucispinis
Brown Rockfish (Speargun)
1.27 lbs Richard Bethke Agate Pass, Kitsap County 21-Jul-03
Sebastes auriculatus
Canary Rockfish 10.57 lbs Ben Phillips Neah Bay 30-Aug-86
Sebastes pinniger
China Rockfish 4.19 lbs Steven Ripley Duncan Rock 11-Jul-89
Sebastes nebulosus
Copper Rockfish
10.00 lbs David Northington Point Roberts Reef 6-Aug-89
Sebastes caurinus
Greenstripe Rockfish 1.63 lbs David Wedeking Possession Bar 19-Jan-85
Sebastes elongatus
Quillback Rockfish
7.19 lbs Bror Hultgren Middle Bank 29-Oct-87
Sebastes maliger
Redbanded Rockfish 17.85 lbs Darryl Roberts LaPush, Clallam County 2-May-19
Sebastes babcocki
Silvergray Rockfish 6.91 lbs Hudson Terry Marine Area 4, Clallam County 6-Aug-22
Sebastes brevispinis
Silvergray Rockfish 4.86 lbs William Waltke Westport, Grays Harbor County 30-Jun-22
Sebastes brevispinis
Tiger Rockfish 7.50 lbs James Wenban Middle Bank 30-Nov-89
Sebastes nigrocinctus
Vermilion rockfish 7.10 lbs James Duffy Makah Bay, Clallam County 2-Jul-05
Sebastes miniatus
Vermilion Rockfish (Speargun) 13.50 lbs Lester Dorris, Jr. Neah Bay, Clallam County 22-Aug-98
Sebastes miniatus
Yelloweye Rockfish 27.75 lbs Jan Tavis Dallas Bank 15-Apr-89
Sebastes ruberrimus
Yellowtail Rockfish 7.38 lbs Ken Culver Westport 15-Sep-92
Sebastes flavidus
SABLEFISHES
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Sablefish 30.00 lbs Jeff Rudolph Westport 28-Jun-94
Anoplopoma fimbria
SALMON (Saltwater)
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Chinook Salmon 70.50 lbs Chet Gausta Sekiu 6-Sep-64
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Chum Salmon 25.26 lbs Fred Dockendorf Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor County 7-Aug-01
Oncorhynchus keta
Coho Salmon 25.34 lbs Martin Cooper Sekiu 28-Sep-01
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Pink Salmon 11.56 lbs Jeff Bergman Possession Point, Island County 25-Aug-01
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Sockeye Salmon 9.37 lbs John Stebly Sekiu, Clallam County 14-Aug-04
Oncorhynchus nerka
SALMON, TROUT and CHAR
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Atlantic Salmon, resident 8.96 lbs Gregory Lepping Goat Lake, Jefferson County 13-Sep-92
Salmo salar
Atlantic Salmon, sea-run 14.38 lbs Ron Howard Green River, King County 22-Sep-99
Salmo salar
Brown Trout 22.00 lbs R. L. Henry Sullivan Lake, Pend Oreille County 22-May-65
Salmo trutta
Bull Trout 22.50 lbs Louis Schott Tieton River, Yakima County 23-Apr-61
Salvelinus confluentus
Chinook Salmon 68.26 lbs Mark Salmon Elochoman River, Wahkiakum County 5-Oct-92
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Chum Salmon 25.97 lbs Johnny Wilson Satsop River, Grays Harbor County 19-Oct-97
Oncorhynchus keta
Coho Salmon 25.27 lbs Brad Wilson Quinault River 11-Nov-01
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal, resident 12.00 lbs W. Welsh Lake Crescent, Clallam County 1-Jul-61
Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal, sea-run 6.00 lbs Bud Johnson Carr Inlet, Pierce County 1-May-43
Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii
Cutthroat Trout, Lahontan 18.04 lbs Dan Beardslee Omak Lake, Okanogan County 1-Jul-93
Oncorhynchus clarkii henshawi
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope 4.71 lbs Angus Kerr Abernathy Lake, Okanogan County 8-Oct-06
Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi
Dolly Varden 10.94 lbs Leroy Thompson Whitechuck River, Snohomish County 5-Aug-99
Salvelinus malma
Eastern Brook Trout 9.00 lbs George G. Weekes Wobbly Lake, Lewis County 7-May-98
Salvelinus fontinalis
Golden Trout 4.17 lbs Arthur Jackson Gunn Lake, Snohomish County 2-Oct-20
Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
Kokanee (non-anadromous sockeye salmon) 6.25 lbs Clarence F. Rief Lake Roosevelt, Grant County 26-Jun-03
Oncorhynchus nerka
Lake Trout (Mackinaw) 35.63 lbs Phil Colyar Lake Chelan, Chelan County 4-Feb-13
Salvelinus namaycush
Pink Salmon 15.40 lbs Adam Stewart Stillaguamish River, Snohomish County 11-Oct-07
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Rainbow Trout, Beardslee 16.31 lbs Richard L. Bates Lake Crescent, Clallam County 7-Sep-89
Oncorhynchus mykiss
Rainbow Trout, resident (including triploid) 29.60 lbs Norm Butler Rufus Woods Lake, Okanogan County 11-Nov-02
Oncorhynchus mykiss
Sockeye Salmon 10.63 lbs Gary Krasselt Lake Washington, King County 20-Jul-82
Oncorhynchus nerka
steelhead, summer-run 35.06 lbs Gilbert Pierson Snake River, Whitman County 23-Nov-73
Oncorhynchus mykiss
steelhead, winter-run 32.75 lbs Gene Maygra EF Lewis River, Clark County 14-Apr-80
Oncorhynchus mykiss
Tiger Trout 27.42 lbs Cathy Clegg Loon Lake, Stevens County 7-Aug-22
Salmo trutta x Salvelinus fontinalis
Tiger trout (Brown Trout/Eastern Brook Trout hybrid) 24.49 lbs Caylun Peterson Loon Lake, Stevens County 26-Jun-21
Salmo trutta x Salvelinus fontinalis
SCULPINS
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Cabezon (Speargun) 25.20 lbs Tony L. Rossberg Hale Passage (near Fox Island) 22-May-92
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Cabezon 23.00 lbs Wesley S. Hunter Straits-Dungeness, Clallam County 4-Aug-90
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Great Sculpin 4.60 lbs Mark Reynolds Port Angeles Harbor 29-Jul-99
Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus
Pacific Staghorn Sculpin 0.80 lbs Juan Valero Point No Point, Kitsap County 22-Jul-16
Leptocottus armatus
Red Irish Lord 3.19 lbs Ryan Dicks Mid-Channel Bank 5-Jul-85
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus
SHAD
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
American Shad 3.85 lbs Tom Magnuson Columbia River, Clark County 21-Jun-05
Alosa sapidissima
SHARKS
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Blue Shark 64.00 lbs Marcus Totemeier Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor County 27-Jul-18
Prionace glauca
North Pacific Spiny Dogfish 20.25 lbs Roger Petersen Middle Bank, Island County 22-May-98
Squalus suckleyi
Sixgill Shark 220.00 lbs Jim Haines Gedney Island 30-Jan-91
Hexanchus griseus
Tope Shark 41.00 lbs Isabella Tolen Grays Harbor, Grays Harbor County 24-Jul-18
Galeorhinus galeus
SKATES
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Big Skate 130.00 lbs Dan Cartwright Double Bluff 18-May-86
Beringraja binoculata
SUCKERS
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Bridgelip Sucker 3.06 lbs John E. Moore Palmer Lake, Okanogan County 27-May-99
Catostomus columbianus
Largescale Sucker 7.87 lbs Tom Cossalter Lake Rufus Woods, Okanogan County 20-Jan-19
Catostomus macrocheilus
SUNFISH
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Bluegill 2.33 lbs Ron Hinote Tampico Park Pond, Yakima County 10-Jun-84
Lepomis macrochirus
Green Sunfish 0.79 lbs Mickey Hough Bailey Lake, Spokane County 29-May-94
Lepomis cyanellus
Pumpkinseed 1.09 lbs Barbie Hathawayn Lake Terrell, Whatcom County 2-Jul-07
Lepomis gibbosus
Rock Bass 1.38 lbs William Jackson Steilacoom Lake, Pierce County 26-Jun-81
Ambloplites rupestris
Warmouth 0.53 lbs Linda Hatlelid Silver Lake, Cowlitz County 27-May-96
Lepomis gulosus
SURFPERCH
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Pile Surfperch 3.57 lbs Steve Urban Quartermaster Harbor 14-Mar-81
Rhacochilus vacca
Redtail Surfperch 4.05 lbs Chris Maynard Kalaloch 4-Aug-96
Amphistichus rhodoterus
Striped Surfperch (seaperch) 2.27 lbs Chris Otte Westport, Grays Harbor County 28-Jul-16
Embiotoca lateralis
TUNA
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Albacore Tuna 52.00 lbs Kurt Strickland Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor County 1-Oct-97
Thunnus alalunga
Pacific Bluefin Tuna 92.15 lbs Adam Speer Pacific Ocean, Pacific County 12-Aug-19
Thunnus orientalis
WALLEYE
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Walleye 20.32 lbs John Grubenhoff Lake Wallula, Benton County 28-Feb-14
Sander vitreus
WHITEFISH
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Lake Whitefish
7.50 lbs Jacob White Cox Lake, Franklin County 19-Feb-21
Coregonus clupeaformis
Mountain Whitefish 5.13 lbs Steven Becken Columbia River, Benton County 30-Nov-83
Prosopium williamsoni
POMFRETS
Species Weight Angler Location Date caught
Pacific Pomfret 0.68 lbs Andrew Kulinovsky Westport, Grays Harbor County 3-Oct-20
Brama japonica

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