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Arizona State Fish Records

Inland Waters -- Hook and Line
As reported to and verified by the Arizona Game and Fish Department
Species Name Size, Location, Angler, and Date
Bass, Hybrid Striped 2 lb. 13.76 oz. 18.5 in., Lake Pleasant ........ Ray Gilmore, Peoria 10/29/13
Bass, Largemouth 16 lb. 7.68 oz. 28.0 in., Canyon Lake
Randall E. White, Mesa 4/22/97
Bass, Rock 0 lb. 12.96 oz. 10.25 in., Upper Verde River
Eric Woolsey, Cottonwood 4/6/06
Bass, Smallmouth 7 lb. 0.96 oz. 22.75 in., Roosevelt Lake
Dennis K. Barnhill, Mesa 3/18/88
Bass, Striped 29 lb. 13.76 oz. 45.25 in., Lake Pleasant
Bob Liddington, Phoenix 7/13/10
Bass, White 4 lb. 11.7 oz. 19.5 in., Upper Lake Pleasant
David Amburgey, Peoria 4/72
Bass, Yellow 1 lb. 15.8 oz. 11.25 in., Upper Lake Mary
Glenn D. Davis III, Flagstaff 5/19/95
Bluegill 3 lb. 15.68 oz. 15.75 in., Goldwater Lake
Christopher Ray Mapes, Prescott Valley 5/2/04
Buffalo, Bigmouth 36 lb. 6.0 oz. 38.5 in., Roosevelt Lake
Leon Stewart, Payson 3/14/95
Buffalo, Black 35 lb. 6.72 oz. 40.5 in., Canyon Lake
David Hoenshell, Mesa 5/24/95
Bullhead, Black 2 lb. 6.1 oz. 16.5 in., Parker Canyon Lake
Mikki St. George, Sierra Vista 9/9/02
Bullhead, Yellow 4 lb. 8.1 oz. 17.75 in., Mormon Lake
Patricia Simmon, Phoenix 7/15/89
Carp 37 lb. 0.0 oz. 40.0 in., Bartlett Lake
Jonathan Gardner, Phoenix 8/8/87
Catfish, Channel 32 lb. 4.0 oz. 38.75 in., Parker Canyon Lake
Chuck Berndt, Sierra Vista 4/24/87
Catfish, Flathead 76 lb. 8.64 oz., 53.5 in., Bartlett Lake
Eddie Wilcoxson, Surprise 04/13/13
Crappie, Black 4 lb. 10.0 oz. --in., San Carlos Lake
John Shadrick, Mammoth 1959
Crappie, White 3 lb. 5.28 oz. 16.75 in., Lake Pleasant
Robert Schnell, Glendale 2/22/82
Grayling, Arctic 1 lb. 9.76 oz. 14.65 in., Lee Valley Lake
Glenn D. Davis III, Flagstaff 7/10/95
Northern Pike 32 lb. 5.6 oz. 49 in., Ashurst Lake
Ronald Needs, Flagstaff 11/5/04
Roundtail Chub* 3 lb. 14.9 oz. 18.5 in., Lower Salt River
Richard L. Walton, Chandler 3/3/84
Striped Mullet 5 lb. 2.24 oz. 23.75 in., Fortuna Pond
Robert Bayles, Yuma 4/24/04
Sucker, Desert** 2 lb. 10.75 oz. 18.0 in., Verde River
Edith Toney, Mesa 9/20/92
Sucker, Sonora 5 lb. 6.4 oz. 20.25. in., Evelyn Hallman Lake
Jay Nochta, Phoenix 12/1/96
Sunfish, Green 1 lb. 9 oz. 11.0 in., Parker Canyon Lake
Paul Bennett, Sierra Vista 7/27/96
Sunfish, Hybrid* 2 lb. 2.22 oz. 12.5 in., Patagonia Lake
Mikey Alan Porter, Tucson 6/5/98
Sunfish, Redear 3 lb. 9.0 oz. 14.5 in., Goldwater Lake
Jay Adkins, Prescott 8/12/93
Tilapia 7 lb. 8.8 oz. 20.0 in., Saguaro Lake
Tim Alan Schoenecker, Gilbert 3/31/02
Trout, Apache** 5 lb. 15.5 oz. 24.0 in., Hurricane Lake***
Lyle Hemphill, Lakeside 6/10/93
Trout, Brook 4 lb. 15.2 oz. 20.5 in., Sunrise Lake***
Marshall Gregg, Whiteriver 10/20/95
Trout, Brown 22 lb. 14.5 oz. 36.0 in., Reservation Lake***
Bryce Sisson, Prescott 8/6/99
Trout, Cutthroat 6 lb. 5.0 oz. 22.3 in., Luna Lake
Eric James Walter, Tucson 10/76
Trout, Gila 3 lb. 5.6 oz. 19.25 in., Frye Mesa Reservoir
Robert Woods, Flagstaff 2/28/11
Trout, Rainbow

15 lb. 9.12 oz. 32.5 in., Willow Springs Lake
Harold Wright, Sun City 9/29/06

Walleye 16 lb. 1.76 oz. 31 in., Show Low Lake
Gregg Munck, Show Low 11/18/02
White Amur (Trip.) 47 lb. 1.6 oz. 46.5 in., Encanto Park Lake
Kevin A. Baylor Jr., Phoenix 7/12/02
Yellow Perch 1 lb. 10.0 oz. 13.5 in., Stoneman Lake
Art Ellico, Kingman 3/21/84
Inland Waters -- Catch and Release +
Bass, Largemouth 28 in. Lake Pleasant
Bill Wilson, Glendale 3/12/05
Bass, Smallmouth 23 in., Roosevelt Lake
Ginger Wright, Tonto Basin 6/18/06
Bass, Striped 29 in., Lake Pleasant
Bill Larson, Phoenix 11/9/06
Bass, White 18 in. Lake Pleasant
Bradley Garraway, Phoenix 3/24/05
Bass, Yellow 13 in. Roosevelt Lake
Tom Simpson, Pahrump, NV 12/10/08
Bluegill 13 in., Mohawk Wellton Canal
Bob A. Dippery Sr., Apache Junction 04/15/11
Buffalo, Black 41 in. Apache Lake
Bill Groseclose, Apache Junction 4/23/03
Carp

37 in., McKellops Lake
Mack Hollen Jr., Phoenix 5/6/06

Catfish, Channel 32 in. Fool Hollow Lake
Justin William Glen Hulbert, Show Low 4/10/09
Catfish, Flathead 53 in., Roosevelt Lake
Andrew Srejic, Avondale 9/23/06
Crappie, Black 16 in., Apache Lake
Ron Robinson, Alta Vista, IA 4/6/98
Crappie, White 13 in., Lake Pleasant
Mary Moore, Glendale 01/31/06
Northern Pike 44 in., Upper Lake Mary
Scott A. Webster, Phoenix 4/26/13
Roundtail Chub 16 in., Verde River                                      Dave Wagner, Dewey 09/13/11
Sucker, Desert 15 in., Lower Salt River ........................... Rudolph Hoffman, Gilbert 8/18/13
Sucker, Sonora 22 in., Lower Salt River
Brian Weisheim, Scottsdale 12/18/09
Sunfish, Green 9 in., Canyon Lake                                    Kristen Kile, Glendale 5/25/13
Sunfish, Hybrid 10 in. Papago Ponds #2
Mack Hollen Jr., Phoenix 6/19/04
Sunfish, Redear 11 in. Papago Ponds #2
Warren Hollen, Phoenix 7/3/04
Tilapia 18 in. Tempe Town Lake
Brandon Williams, Scottsdale 4/29/09
Trout, Apache

27 in., Silver Creek

Tim McGough, Scottsdale 10/2/09

Trout, Brook 13 in. Crescent Lake
Brian Weisheim, Scottsdale 5/19/09
Trout, Brown 23 in. Black River
Benjamin A. Payne, Tucson 6/23/07
Trout, Cutthroat 17 in. Big Lake
Brian Weisheim, Scottsdale 4/28/09
Trout, Gila 15 in. Frye Mesa Reservoir
David Griffith, Thatcher 3/14/11
Trout, Rainbow 32 in. Silver Creek
Ben Sandall, Flagstaff 1/30/10
Walleye 33 in. Fool Hollow Lake
Gregg Munck, Show Low 6/27/04
White Amur (Trip.) 47 in., Encanto Park Lake
Denny Noel, Phoenix 10/18/06
Inland Waters -- Non-Hook and Line
Buffalo, Bigmouth (archery) 39 lb. 8.0 oz. 41.5 in. Saguaro Lake
Michael T. Young, Mesa 3/28/90
Buffalo, Black (archery) 47 lb. 2.56 oz. 45 in. Apache Lake
Bryan Darnell, Dewey 3/19/05
Buffalo, Smallmouth (archery) 38 lb. 8.0 oz. 36 in. Canyon Lake
David Heater, Chandler 6/10/97
Carp (archery)

38 lb. 3.84 oz. 39 in., Saguaro Lake
Ronald Nuss Jr., Gilbert 4/24/08

Striped Mullet (archery) 9 lb. 1.6 oz. 27.25 in., Yuma Salinity Canal
Daniel S. Day, Yuma 5/2/04
Sonora Sucker (archery) 4 lb. 15.52 oz. 23.5 in. Lower Salt River
Ronald Nuss, Jr., Mesa 4/28/97
Tilapia (archery) 7 lb. 15 oz. 20.25 in., Saguaro Lake
Michael T. Young, Mesa 4/26/04
Colorado River Waters -- Hook and Line
Bass, Largemouth 16 lb. 14.0 oz. 28.25 in. Colorado River, Yuma
Dale Uden, Yuma 3/8/96
Bass, Smallmouth 5 lb. 10.08 oz. 21.25 in. Lake Havasu
Justin Kerr, Lake Havasu City 11/8/11
Bass, Striped** 67 lb. 1.0 oz. 47.5 in. CO River, Willow Beach
Jeff Smith, Henderson, NV 8/15/97
Bass, White 5 lb. 5.0 oz. 19.6 in. Imperial Reservoir
Norman Mize, Chula Vista, CA 3/72
Bluegill 3 lb. 10.4 oz. 15.25 in. CO River, Laughlin Lake
Michael Tahash, Laughlin, NV 9/14/10
Bullhead, Yellow 2 lb. 8.8 oz. 15.5 in. Colo. R. near Bullhead City
Douglas R. Pinotti, Mesa 3/24/86
Carp 42 lb. 0.0 oz. 43.0 in. Lake Havasu
Gary Ramsfield, L. Havasu City 3/79
Catfish, Channel 35 lb. 4.0 oz. 38.0 in. Topock Marsh
Wando L. Tull, Barstow, CA 1952
Catfish, Flathead 74 lb. 0.0 oz. 51.5 in. CO River - Laguna Dam
Walter Wilson, Bard, CA 5/11/98
Crappie, Black 2 lb. 12.0 oz. 16.0 in. Havasu Sprgs, Lk Havasu
Julia Grammer, Makanda, IL 3/11/96
Pacific Tenpounder 12.6 oz. 15.75 in. Near Pilot Knob
Charles Reel, Jr., Yuma 6/13/81
Striped Mullet 9 lb. 8.0 oz. 25.5 in. Colo/Gila River confluence
Buddy E. Fike, Glendale 3/76
Sucker, Razorback*þ 9 lb. 13.0 oz. 29.0 in. Co. River, Lake Havasu
Freeman Summers, Lk Havasu City 1/23/78
Sunfish, Green 1 lb. 5.28 oz. 11.5 in. Lake Havasu
Jose Orozco, Poston 7/16/97
Sunfish, Hybrid* 3 lb. 1.28 oz. 16.0 in. Colorado River, Parker
Rob Woodford, Bullhead City 10/12/00
Sunfish, Redear* 5 lb. 12.8 oz. 17 in. Lake Havasu
Hector Brito, Lake Havasu City 2/16/14
Tilapia 6 lb. 2.72 oz. 19 in. Colorado River, Parker
A. Clark Wellard, Pocatello, ID 1/27/06
Trout, Brook 5 lb. 4.0 oz. 19.0 in. Lee's Ferry
Moe Beck, Glendale 3/6/82
Trout, Brown 17 lb. 0.0 oz. 32.0 in. Last Chance Bay, Powell
Chuck Holland, Phoenix 5/1/71
Trout, Cutthroat 9 lb. 8.0 oz. 30.5 in. South of Davis Dam
Jeff Vincent, Mohave Mesa 8/79
Trout, Rainbow 21 lb. 5.5 oz. --in., Willow Beach
John Reid, Las Vegas, NV 9/66
Walleye 8 lb. 1.0 oz. 29.0 in. Lake Powell
Bud Clifford, Phoenix 5/77
Warmouth 0 lb. 12.0 oz. 10.0 in. Senator Lake
Patrick Ferguson, Yuma 3/74

Colorado River Waters -- Catch and Release +

Bass, Largemouth 28 in. Lower Colorado River
David Percell, Bullhead City 2/17/04
Bass, Smallmouth 22 in. Lake Havasu
Jeffrey Dean, Lake Havasu City 2/12/05
Bass, Striped 45 in. Colorado River, Bullhead City
Kenan Guleryuz, Bullhead City 10/4/10
Carp 48 in. Lake Mohave
Gary Sweet, Bullhead City 10/20/07
Tilapia 17 in. Colorado River                                      Barbara Harp, Mackay, ID 2/10/12
Trout, Rainbow 22 in. Colorado River, Bullhead City
Kenan Guleryuz, Bullhead City 11/5/10
Warmouth 10 in., Colorado River, Imperial Dam
Barbara Harp, Mackay, ID 3/26/06
White Amur (Trip.) 44 in. Colorado River, Yuma
Richard Halliwill, Nutrioso 4/9/09

Colorado River Waters -- Non-Hook and Line

Carp (archery) 23 lb. 4.0 oz. 37.5 in. CO Riv., (Imperial Dam)
Gil Blum, Wittmann 2/4/95
Striped Bass (spear) 26 lbs. 12.4 oz. 41.0 in. CO Riv., Lake Mohave Giovanni Cappelli, Willow Beach 8/20/13
Striped Mullet (archery) 3 lb. 13.0 oz. 21.0 in. CO River, Yuma
Dell Owens, Phoenix 5/19/91
Tilapia (archery) 7 lb. 11.0 oz. 19.38 in. CO Riv, (Imperial Dam)
Kenny Marler, Yuma 9/21/96

NOTE: Records are based upon weight recorded on state-certified (legal for trade) scales and two witnesses to the weighing. Record fish must be available for inspection by Department personnel. New record fish must outweigh the standing record for the species by at least one full ounce. Fish taken from private waters that are closed to public access are not eligible for record status.

+ Based on totallength only and rounded down to nearest inch. New entries must exceed existing entry by at least 1 inch.

* Larger than current all-tackle world record listed by the International Game Fish Assn. and the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.

** World record for all tackle as verified by the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.

*** Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

þ Species now protected, may not be taken.

 

Arizona Fish Entry Form with Rules [PDF 340kb]

(page 44 of the 2013 Fishing Regulations)

Arizona Fish Weighing Scale Locations [PDF 358kb]

(page 45 of the 2013 Fishing Regulations)

 
 
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