Oklahoma Record Fish

Fish Species Weight (lbs/ozs) Length Girth Where When Angler
Bass, Hybrid Black 8 lbs 5.60 ozs 22 3/4 16 1/2 Veterans Lake Dru Kinslow
Bass, Hybrid Yellow 2 lbs 5.00 ozs 15 3/4 12 5/8 Kiamichi River George R. Edwards
Bass, Largemouth 14 lbs 13.70 ozs 26 1/8 23 Cedar Lake Dale Miller
Bass, Smallmouth 8 lbs 7.00 ozs 23 1/8 18 Lawtonka Lake Ryan Wasser
Bass, Spotted 8 lbs 2.00 ozs 23 1/2 17 1/2 Pittsburg Co. Pond O.J. Stone
Bass, Striped 47 lbs 8.00 ozs 48 30 Lower Illinois River PFHA Louis Parker
Bass, Striped Hybrid 23 lbs 3.68 ozs 33 1/2 16 1/2 Altus-Lugert Reservoir Paul Hollister
Bass, White 5 lbs 1.00 ozs 18 1/2 16 1/2 Verdigris River R.R. Karch
Bowfin 11 lbs 2.00 ozs 29 17 Hugo Lake Thomas Joner
Buffalo, Bigmouth 59 lbs 15.00 ozs 43 3/4 33 1/2 Greenleaf Leroy Broaddrick
Buffalo, Black 42 lbs 8.00 ozs 42 1/4 29 W.R. Holway/Chimney Rock Jeff D. Olinger
Buffalo, Smallmouth 66 lbs 3.00 ozs 39 15/16 38 11/32 Broken Bow Lake Hugh M. Newman
Bullhead, Black 6 lbs 13.00 ozs 18 5/8 17 3/4 Jackson Co. Pond Gary Cole
Bullhead, Yellow 2 lbs 5.00 ozs 16 10 5/8 Okfuskee Co. Pond Nathan Williams
Carp, Common 39 lbs 10.40 ozs 39 1/4 30 3/4 Grady Co. Pond Brandon Hughes
Carp, Grass 68 lbs 15.20 ozs 49 34 Chelsea City Lake Jereme Budgick
Carpsucker, River 8 lbs 11.00 ozs 25 1/4 18 Canton Jarrett Sinclair
Catfish, Blue 98 lbs 54 1/2 39 1/2 Texoma Billy Nabors
Catfish, Channel 35 lbs 15.00 ozs 39 1/4 26 1/4 Taft Gary Doak Jr.
Catfish, Flathead 78 lbs 8.00 ozs 51 36 1/2 El Reno Lake Richard Williams
Crappie, Black 4 lbs 10.00 ozs 20 1/4 17 3/4 Ottawa Co. Pond Rollie Williams
Crappie, White 4 lbs 15.00 ozs 19 16 1/4 Kingfisher Co. Pond Frank Robinson
Drum, Freshwater 38 lbs 41 3/4 28 3/4 Tenkiller Harold Phillips
Eel, American 5 lbs 7.00 ozs 39 1/2 9 7/8 Lower Illinois River PFHA Dolores Munsell
Gar, Alligator 254 lbs 12.00 ozs 97 3/4 44 Texoma Paul Easley
Gar, Longnose 43 lbs 8.00 ozs 64 1/2 23 1/2 Eufaula Howard Zummer
Gar, Shortnose 7 lbs 33 1/2 11 1/2 Atoka Reservoir Mark D. Benson
Gar, Spotted 7 lbs 4.80 ozs 35 3/4 11 3/4 Double Creek Ryan Fryar
Golden Shiner 0 lbs 5.28 ozs 9.4 5.625 Grady Co. Pond Orlando Cheadle
Goldeye 2 lbs 8.00 ozs 18 5/8 10 3/4 Arkansas River James R. Smith
Herring, Skipjack 3 lbs 6.00 ozs 19 11/64 13 3/8 Canadian River Bobby Moore
Paddlefish 164 lbs 81 3/4 43 Keystone Lake Grant Rader
Pickerel, Chain 2 lbs 10.00 ozs 22 1/2 9 1/2 Mt. Fork River Eric Lowe
Pickerel, Grass 0 lbs 7.00 ozs 13 5 1/8 Beaver Creek Barry Bryant
Pike, Northern 36 lbs 8.00 ozs 44 -- Carl Etling Raymond Fernandez
Redhorse, River 8 lbs 5.50 ozs 28 1/8 17 7/8 Lower Illinois River PFHA Willis Pippin
Sauger 5 lbs 5.00 ozs 23 14 Robert S. Kerr Chet Munds
Saugeye 10 lbs 28 1/4 19 Fort Cobb Reservoir Curt Wilkerson
Shad, Gizzard 3 lbs 7.00 ozs 19.25 14 Little Beaver Rusty Dye
Sturgeon, Shovelnose 1 lbs 10.00 ozs 24 3/8 8 Arkansas River Tommy Jenkins
Sunfish, Bluegill 2 lbs 6.40 ozs 12 3/4 14 1/2 Kay Co. Pond Tom Shorter
Sunfish, Green 2 lbs 7.00 ozs 13 14 1/4 Pontotoc Co. Pond Eddie Shulanberger
Sunfish, Hybrid 2 lbs 5.68 ozs 12 1/4 14 Craig Co. Pond Dixie Lee
Sunfish, Redear 2 lbs 1.25 ozs 12 3/4 13 Logan Co. Pond Ruby Lee Farmer
Trout, Brown 17 lbs 4.64 ozs 32 3/4 20 Mt. Fork River Jason Archie
Trout, Rainbow 11 lbs 4.32 ozs 29 3/16 16 9/16 Lower Illinois River PFHA Paul Glover
Walleye 12 lbs 13.00 ozs 30 3/8 19 1/2 Robert S. Kerr Kerry Carter
Fish Species Weight (lbs/ozs) Length Girth Where When Angler Method Of Take
Buffalo, Bigmouth 66 lbs 4.00 ozs 46 1/2 33 Greenleaf Boe Daniel Meehan Bow & Arrow
Buffalo, Black 57 lbs 12.00 ozs 43 1/2 31 Tenkiller Chester Penn Trotline
Buffalo, Smallmouth 50 lbs 4.00 ozs 39 1/2 33 1/2 Broken Bow Lake Ricky Wayne Smith Trotline
Carp, Common 48 lbs 13.00 ozs 40 32 Broken Bow Lake Scotty Littles Bow & Arrow
Carp, Grass 77 lbs 53 36 1/4 Arbuckle Brandon Taber Bow & Arrow
Carpsucker, River 11 lbs 4.48 ozs 23.39 21.5 Konawa Jarrid Monroe Bow & Arrow
Catfish, Blue 118 lbs 8.00 ozs 57 41 3/4 Texoma Dan Grider Jugline
Catfish, Flathead 106 lbs 60 39 1/2 Wister Lake C. Clubb Trotline
Drum, Freshwater 47 lbs 41 33 Neosho River John Starks Trotline
Eel, American 5 lbs 8.70 ozs 40 9 3/4 Webbers Falls Billy Davison Trotline
Gar, Shortnose 12 lbs 10.00 ozs 41 15 Fort Gibson Dalton Grooms Bow & Arrow
Gar, Spotted 11 lbs 10.50 ozs 40 1/16 13 3/4 Arbuckle Tylor Lampkin Bow & Arrow
Hogsucker, Northern 2 lbs 0.01 ozs 15 5/8 9 1/4 Illinois River Clint Williams Gigging
Redhorse, Black 5 lbs 11.00 ozs 25 3/4 12 3/4 Illinois River Brandon Taber Bow & Arrow
Redhorse, Golden 8 lbs 12.00 ozs 29 16 1/4 Illinois River Everett Noblin Gigging
Redhorse, River 10 lbs 9.00 ozs 28 1/2 15 Illinois River Carl Williams Gigging
Shad, Gizzard 2 lbs 11.00 ozs 17 7/8 13 1/4 Cache Creek Andrew Roberts Bow & Arrow
Spotted Sucker 2 lbs 12.80 ozs 18 3/8 10 3/8 Lawtonka Lake Noah Smith Bow & Arrow
Sturgeon, Shovelnose 2 lbs 15.50 ozs 29 8 1/2 Arkansas River Paul R. Foreman Throwline

How to Certify a State Record

  1. Fish must be caught on rod and line and must be hooked and played by only one person. (Except for unrestricted division, which recognizes fish species taken by legal means other than rod and reel such as bow and arrow, gig, spear, trotline, jugline, limbline, etc. These records must tie or exceed the weight of the existing rod and reel record.)
  2. Fish must be caught in accordance with Oklahoma fishing regulations.
  3. No fish caught from any hatchery or com­mer­cial put-and-take lake is eligible.
  4. Accredited or certified weight scales must be used to weigh the fish. Ac­cred­it­ed steel mea­sur­ing tapes must be used to measure the fish. The fish should be measured from tip of the snout to the end of the tail, with fish laid flat on a ruler, mouth closed and tail lobes pressed together, giving length of fish in inch­es. Measure the girth of the fish in inches around its widest point. Three witnesses, one of which must be an employee of the Wildlife Department, must witness the weighing and measuring of the fish and sign the af­fi­da­vit.
  5. The fish may be frozen, but must be in a thawed, natural, live-weight condition when approved by a Wildlife Department biologist or tech­ni­cian. Preserve the fish until you receive an official letter of verification from the director of the Wildlife Department.
  6. A clear photograph showing a close-up side view of the fish must accompany the completed fish affidavit form. All pho­to­graphs become the property of the Wildlife Department.
  7. The Wildlife Department reserves the right to collect fish scale, tissue or spine sam­ples to check fish identification and to refuse any questionable fish affidavit submitted. The affidavit must be sub­mit­ted within 30 days of the date the fish is caught.
  8. With the exception of grass carp, no restricted exotic species will be eligible for state record fish recognition.