What is the Record for Largemouth Bass: All 50 States



What is the Record for Largemouth Bass: All 50 States

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Fishermen are always looking for new ways to catch bigger and better fish. If you’re ready to go big, here’s a little information on the record largemouth bass caught in Alabama: 16 pounds 8 ounces.

The fisherman who caught this monster was using live bait with an artificial lure design. In this article you will find out the record for Largemouth Bass in all 50 states including their weight, location caught and more.

What is a good size bass?

Most fishermen would consider 5 pounds and larger a good size bass. A 5 lb. largemouth bass would likely be the highlight of an amateur fishermen’s weekend. A 5 pound largemouth bass would be a welcomed catch for a professional fisherman.

How big is a trophy bass?

Bass between 8-20 pounds would be considered a trophy for most fishermen. Yet, there is an unwritten rule that if the fish isn’t at least 1/2 as big as current world record to qualify it as “trophy” bass. This means you have to catch a largemouth bass weighing 11 lbs 3 oz in order for him to be your all time best fishing story!

What is the Record for Largemouth Bass in all 50 States?

We’ve put together a list of the record for Largemouth Bass in all 50 states to be a reference to see how you measure up in your home state. There are records that date all the way back to George Washington Perry’s world record bass in 1922 while records seem to be broken every other year.

Record for Largemouth Bass Chart

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 lbs, 2 ozPrivate PondRodney Cockrell1983
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

What is the Largest Largemouth bass on Record?

The Largemouth World Record was caught by George Perry in June of 1932. George Perry hauled in the current record bass out of Montgomery Lake in Southern Georgia. The largemouth bass tipped the scales at 22 pounds, 4 ounces.

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Related: Check our article on the World Record for Largemouth Bass

What is the Florida record largemouth bass?

17.27 pounds

The unofficial Florida record largemouth bass weighed 20.13 pounds and was caught in Big Fish Lake in Pasco County in 1923 when there wasn’t records for fishing. The official state record is only 17.27 pounds which was caught in Polk County in 1986.

How old is a 5 lb largemouth bass?

A 5 pound bass could be between 5-6 years old. The size of a bass is dependent on availability of live food such as baitfish, but if there’s adequate food the largemouth can reach or surpass 2 pounds in their first year and average about half a pound weight gain per year thereafter.

In Conclusion

For a lot of anglers, catching the perfect-sized bass is one of their most cherished memories. It’s not uncommon for people to ask what the record for largemouth bass caught in North America was and if it still holds up today. I hope this article answered that question for you! If there’s anything else we can do to help you get your dream fish on the line, don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know how we can help.

Also, check out our articles in Freshwater Fishing or Saltwater Fishing!

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