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Virginia State Record Fish

Updated: May 20, 2014

Species Weight Location Date Angler Picture
Largemouth Bass 16 lbs. 4 oz. Connor Lake 05-20-1985 Richard Tate Picture
Smallmouth Bass 8 lbs. 1 oz. New River 03-12-2003 Donald S. Eaton, Jr. Picture
Spotted Bass 6 lbs. 10 oz. Flannagan Reservoir 03-31-1976 Joe Jett Friend
Spotted Bass** 4 lbs. 7 oz. Claytor Lake 03-10-2012 Rod Kegley Picture
Sunfish (all) 4 lbs. 12 oz. Private Pond 04-28-1986 Michael Mills
Crappie 4 lbs. 14 oz. Lake Conner 04-08-1967 E. L. Blackstock
Crappie** 4 lbs. 10 oz. Private Pond 04-24-1994 Justin Elliott Picture
Roanoke Bass 2 lbs. 9 oz. Western Branch Reservoir 05-28-2005 Harry G. Swauger Picture
Rock Bass 2 lbs. 2 oz. Laurel Bed Lake 05-17-1986 Larry Ball
Striped Bass 53 lbs. 7 oz. Leesville Reservoir 03-16-2000 James B. Davis Picture
Hybrid Striped Bass 13 lbs. 9 oz. Flannagan Reservoir 06-19-2013 Joshua Neece Picture
White Bass 6 lbs. 13 oz. Lake Orange 07-31-1989 Ron Sprouse Picture
White Perch 3 lbs. 2 oz. Private Pond 06-13-2012 Beau McLaughlin Picture
Walleye 22 lbs. 8 oz. New River 08-20-1973 Roy G. Barrett
Walleye** 15 lbs. 15 oz. New River 12-15-2000 Anthony P. Duncan Picture
Sauger 5 lbs. 8 oz. South Holston Lake 07-02-1972 R. Stallard
Sauger** 3 lbs. Clinch River 04-24-2010 Ronald C. Davis Picture
Yellow Perch 3 lbs. Flannagan Reservoir 03-08-2010 George Mullins Picture
Brown Trout 18 lbs. 11 oz. Smith River 06-22-1979 William W. Nease Picture
Brown Trout** 14 lbs. 12 oz. South Fork Holston 05-24-1990 Mike Perkins Picture
Rainbow Trout 14 lbs. 7 oz. Greers Pond 06-28-1993 Michael Lowe
Brook Trout 5 lbs. 10 oz. Big Stony Creek 10-22-1987 Greg Orndorff Picture
Channel Catfish 32 lbs. Lake Chesdin 04-28-1980 Hugh Wyatt
Channel Catfish** 31 lbs. 8 oz. Rappahannock River 10-02-1992 Sue Stanley Picture
Blue Catfish 143 lbs. Buggs Island Lake 06-18-2011 Richard "Nick" Anderson Picture
Flathead Catfish 66 lbs. 4 oz. Occoquan Reservoir 05-06-1994 Mike Willems Picture
White Catfish 7 lbs. 6 oz. Western Branch Reservoir 03-24-1992 Thomas Elkins Picture
Muskie (including Tiger) 45 lbs. 8 oz. New River 06-01-2007 Shannon Hill Picture
Northern Pike 31 lbs. 4 oz. Motts Run Reservoir 07-24-1994 George Wood Picture
Chain Pickerel 7 lbs. 12 oz. Douthat Lake 01-26-1974 Glenn C. Williams
Chain Pickerel** 7 lbs. 10 oz. Lake Shawnee 12-31-1996 R. L. White Picture
Carp (Bow & Arrow) 60 lbs. Private Pond 07-05-1970 Ben Topham
Carp 49 lbs. 4 oz. Lake Prince 06-25-1986 Jeff Graham
Gar 25 lbs. 2 oz. Lake Prince 05-28-1987 Roger Beaver Picture
Bowfin 17 lbs. 8 oz. Chickahominy Lake 11-14-1964 E. C. Cutright
Bowfin** 16 lbs. 8 oz. Lake Cahoon 10-17-2004 John Plyler, Jr. Picture
Freshwater Drum 26 lbs. 8 oz. Buggs Island Lake 07-10-2012 Nancy Cash Picture
Lake Trout 5 lbs. 6 oz. Philpott Reservoir 07-06-1966 Arthur A. Conner
Coho Salmon 8 lbs. 12 oz. Philpott Reservoir 12-27-1971 Melvin Chilton

** Denotes record fish was caught using new State Record Fish Rules adopted in 1985 but did not exceed all-time record.