Every State Record Largemouth Bass

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Bucket Mouth




Call them what you will, but this particular species has plenty of nicknames.

And for good reason.

For many freshwater anglers, the largemouth bass is considered the premier trophy fish.

Whether you’re hitting the water for fun, taking your friends out for a friendly day of competition, or partaking in one of the countless bass tournaments held across the country each year, most anglers dream of landing the big one.

Just think about it…

These are beautiful fish. Their shape, their colors, their markings. Many anglers grow up envisioning the largemouth as the fish to catch.

Fortunately for most largemouth enthusiasts, it’s fairly common for experienced and dedicated anglers to pull some impressive fish in the 4-6 lb. range. Even slightly smaller largemouths — is that an oxymoron? — can put up a great fight!

Unfortunately, even a quality, Instagram-worthy fish is unlikely to land you on the list below. Unless you happen to land practically any largemouth in Alaska. That, however, is a completely different story…

While new entries make the list on a regular basis, these are the current state record largemouth bass in America.

List of Every State Record Largemouth Bass

Alaskao.5 LbsSand LakeN/A2018
Alabama16 lbs, 8 ozMountain View LakeThomas Burgin1987
Arizona16 lbs, 7 ozCanyon LakeRandall White1997
Arkansas16 lbs, 5 ozLake DunnPaul Crowder2012
California21 lbs, 12 ozLake CastaicMicheal Arujo1991
Colorado11 lbs, 6 ozEcho Canyon ReservoirJarrett Edwards1997
Connecticut12 lbs, 14 ozMashapaug PondFrank Domurat1961
Delaware11 lbs, 10 ozWagamons PondAJ Klein2016
Florida17 lbs, 4 ozUnnamed LakeBilly O’Berry1986
Georgia22 lbs, 4 ozMontgomery LakeGeorge Perry1932
Hawaii9 lbs, 9.4 ozWaita ReservoirDickie Broyles1992
Idaho10 lbs, 15 ozAnderson LakeMrs. M.W. TaylorN/A
Illinois13 lbs, 1 ozStone QuarryEdward Walbel1976
Indiana14 lbs, 12 ozUnnamed LakeJenifer Schultz1991
Iowa10 lbs, 14 ozLake FisherPatricia Zaerr1984
Kansas11 lbs, 12.8 ozPrivate Pit LakeTyson Hallam2008
Kentucky13 lbs, 10.4 ozWood Creek LakeDale Wilson1984
Louisiana15.97 lbsCaney LakeGreg Wiggins1994
Maine11 lbs, 10 ozMoose PondRodney Cockrell1968
Maryland11.18 lbsPotomac RiverJustin Riley2008
Massachusetts15 lbs, 8 ozSampson PondWalter Bolonis1975
Michigan11 lbs, 15.04 ozBig Pine Island LakeWilliam Maloney1934
Minnesota8 lbs, 12.75 ozTetonka LakeJoseph Johanns1959
Mississippi18 lbs, 2.4 ozNatchez State Park LakeAnthony Denny1992
Missouri13 lbs, 14 ozBull Shoals LakeMarvin Bushong1961
Montana8 lbs, 12.8 ozNoxon Rapids ReservoirDarin Williams2009
Nebraska10 lbs, 11 ozSandpit Near ColumbusPaul Abegglen Sr.1965
Nevada12 lbs evenLake MeadMicheal R. Geary1999
New Hampshire10 lbs, 8 ozLake PotanipoG. Bullpit1967
New Jersey10 lbs, 14 ozMenantico Sand Wash PondRobert Eisele1980
New Mexico15 lbs, 13 ozBill Evans LakeSteve Estrada1995
New York11 lbs, 4 ozBuckhorn LakeJohn L. Higbie1987
North Carolina15 lbs, 14 ozPrivate PondWilliam H. Wofford1991
North Dakota8 lbs, 7.5 ozNelson LakeLeon Rixen1983
Ohio13 lbs, 2 ozPrivate PondRoy Landsberger1976
Oklahoma14 lbs, 12.3 ozCedar LakeBenny Williams Jr.2012
Oregon11 lbs, 9.6 ozPrivate PondRandy Spaur1994
Pennsylvania11 lbs, 3 ozBirch Run ReservoirDonal Shade1983
Rhode Island10 lbs, 6 ozJohnson’s PondBrandon Migliore2016
South Carolina16 lbs, 2 ozLake MarionP.H. Flanagan1949
South Dakota9 lbs, 3 ozHudson Gravel PitRichard Vierick1999
Tennessee15 lbs, 2 ozChickamauga LakeGabe Keen2015
Texas18 lbs, 2.8 ozLake ForkBarry St.Clair1992
Utah10 lbs, 2 ozPowell LakeSam Lamanna1974
Vermont10 lbs, 4 ozLake DunmoreTony Gale1988
Virginia16 lbs, 4 ozConnor LakeRichard Tate1985
Washington12 lbs, 8 ozLake BosworthBill Evans2016
West Virginia9 lbs, 9.9 ozDog Run LakeEli Gain2001
Wisconsin11 lbs, 3 ozRipley LakeN/A1940
Wyoming7 lbs, 14 ozPrivate PondDustin Shorma1992

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