Arkansas State Fishing Records 

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Rod and Reel Records

These fish were caught by rod and reel.

Species Weight Location Date Angler Hometown Image
Bass, Hybrid Striped* 27 lbs., 5 oz. Greers Ferry Lake 4/24/1997 Jerald C. Shaum Shirley, Ark. Click to view picture
Bass, Largemouth 16 lbs., 8 oz. Mallard Lake 3/2/1976 Aaron Mardis Memphis, Tenn. Click to view picture
Bass, Ozark* 1 lb., 0 oz. Bull Shoals Lake 5/13/1997 Gary Nelson Oakland, Ark. Click to view picture
Bass, Rock 1 lb., 8 oz. Norfork Lake 8/2/1982 Jerry Heard Everton, Ark. Image not available
Bass, Shadow* 1 lb., 13 oz. Spring River 7/5/1999 James E. Baker W. Monroe, La. Image not available
Bass, Smallmouth 7 lbs., 5 oz. Bull Shoals Lake 4/1/1969 Acie Dickerson Lakeview, Ark. Click to view picture
Bass, Spotted 7 lbs., 15 oz. Bull Shoals Lake 3/26/1983 Mike Heilich St. Louis, Mo. Click to view picture
Bass, Striped 64 lbs., 8 oz. Beaver Lake Tailwater 4/28/2000 Jeff Fletcher Golden, Mo. Click to view picture
Bass, White 5 lbs., 6 oz. Mississippi River 10/27/2005 Bill Nelson Memphis, Tenn. Click to view picture
Bass, Yellow 2 lbs., 2 oz. Gillham Lake 4/26/2009 Tony Dinger De Queen, Ark. Click to view picture
Bluegill 3 lbs., 4 oz. Fulton County 8/7/1998 Albert Sharp Elizabeth, Ark. Click to view picture
Bowfin 17 lbs., 5 oz. Desha County 2/21/1977 Doug Smith McGehee, Ark. Click to view picture
Buffalo, Bigmouth 50 lbs., 0 oz. Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir 9/10/2007 Tony Worm Conway, Ark. Click to view picture
Buffalo, Black 92 lbs., 8 oz. Lake Maumelle 2/26/2001 Kenny DeLuca Paron, Ark. Click to view picture
Buffalo, Smallmouth 68 lbs., 8 oz. Lake Hamilton 5/15/1984 Jerry Dolezal Berwyn, Ill. Image not available
Bullhead, Black 4 lbs., 12 oz. Point Remove Creek 4/11/1986 Janet Story Morrilton, Ark. Image not available
Bullhead, Brown 3 lbs., 3 oz. Upper White Oak Lake 4/1/2013 Christopher "JJ" Holeman Camden, Ark. Click to view picture
Bullhead, Yellow 2 lbs., 1 oz. Magness Creek Lake 6/6/2011 Chase Evans Cabot, Ark. Click to view picture
Carp, Bighead 103 lbs., 8 oz. Arkansas River 5/14/2007 Josh Keelin Oppelo, Ark. Click to view picture
Carp, Common 53 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Hamilton 3/23/1985 Lynn Bradley Royal, Ark. Image not available
Carp, Grass 80 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Wedington 6/24/2004 Nathan Taylor Farmington, Ark. Click to view picture
Carp, Silver 39 lbs., 4 oz. Arkansas River 5/11/1995 Ryan McKim Alexander, Ark. Click to view picture
Catfish, Blue 116 lbs., 12 oz. Mississippi River 8/3/2001 Chris Ashley Jr. Marion, Ark. Click to view picture
Catfish, Channel 38 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Ouachita 6/3/1989 Joe Holleman Waldron, Ark. Click to view picture
Catfish, Flathead 80 lbs., 0 oz. Arkansas River 10/28/1989 Wesley White Hartford, Ark. Image not available
Crappie, Black 5 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Wilhelmina 6/6/2011 Donivan Echols Mena, Ark. Click to view picture
Crappie, White 4 lbs., 7 oz. Mingo Creek 4/12/1993 Shelby D. Cooper Bald Knob, Ark. Click to view picture
Drum, Freshwater 45 lbs., 7 oz. Lake Wilson 7/11/2004 Chuck Piker Hamburg, Ark. Click to view picture
Eel, American 4 lbs., 12 oz. Arkansas River 5/26/2002 Gregg Armstrong Sheridan, Ark. Click to view picture
Flier 0 lbs., 14 oz. Saline River 7/10/1985 Harvey Jones Warren, Ark. Image not available
Gar, Alligator 215 lbs., 0 oz. Arkansas River 7/31/1964 Alvin Bonds Clarksville, Ark. Image not available
Gar, Longnose 35 lbs., 12 oz. Taylor Old River Lake 6/28/2005 Tommy Cantrell Dumas, Ark. Click to view picture
Gar, Shortnose 9 lbs., 6 oz. Lake Dardanelle 4/4/2012 Dan Loveless Wilmur, Ark. Image not available
Gar, Spotted 6 lbs., 12 oz. Mellwood Old River 10/3/1997 Vernon Neal Jonesboro, Ark. Image not available
Goldeye 1 lbs., 3 oz. White River 10/23/2013 James Ray Smith Forrest City, Ark. Click to view picture
Herring, Skipjack 2 lbs., 10 oz. Lake Dardanelle 1/3/2004 Jeremy Whitcomb Little Rock, Ark. Click to view picture
Muskie, Tiger 23 lbs., 12 oz. Spring River 6/27/1995 Randy Wyatt Thayer, Mo. Image not available
Pacu 7 lbs., 1 oz. Lakewood Lake No. 1 7/22/1995 Gerald H. Kennedy North Little Rock, Ark. Image not available
Paddlefish 102 lbs., 8 oz. Beaver Lake 3/22/2007 Michael Curran Rogers, Ark. Click to view picture
Perch, Yellow 1 lb., 11 oz. Bull Shoals Lake 3/23/2010 Fred Rich Lakeview, Ark. Click to view picture
Pickerel, Chain 7 lbs., 10 oz. Little Red River 1/6/1979 Abe Vogel Heber Springs, Ark. Image not available
Pike, Northern 16 lbs., 1 oz. DeGray Lake 12/27/1973 Dick Cooley Arkadelphia, Ark. Image not available
Redhorse, Golden 1 lb., 2 oz. Spring River 5/27/2011 D. Victor Waits Holts Summit, Mo. Click to view picture
Redhorse, River 9 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Ouachita 3/17/2013 Asher Kight Hot Springs, Ark. Image not available
Sauger 6 lbs., 12 oz. Arkansas River 12/15/1976 Claude Eubanks Fort Smith, Ark. Image not available
Saugeye 9 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Frierson 1/30/2012 Chris Owen Alicia, Ark. Click to view picture
Shad, Alabama 2 lbs., 13 oz. Ouachita River 4/4/1997 Monte Pascoe Hot Springs, Ark. Image not available
Shad, Gizzard 2 lbs., 14 oz. White River 5/9/1992 Charles Jordan Mountain View, Ark. Image not available
Sturgeon, Shovelnose 5 lbs., 0 oz. Spring River 10/10/2008 D. Victor Waits Holts Summit, Mo. Click to view picture
Sucker, Northern Hog 1 lb., 2 oz. Spring River 5/27/2011 D. Victor Waits Holts Summit, Mo. Click to view picture
Sunfish, Green 1 lb., 11 oz. pond in Dierks 4/12/1976 Keith McCullough Dierks, Ark. Image not available
Sunfish, Longear 1 lb., 2 oz. Table Rock Lake 4/22/1991 Carl Bohannan Eureka Springs, Ark. Image not available
Sunfish, Redear 2 lbs., 14 oz. Bois d'Arc Lake 5/4/1985 Glenda Tatom Stamps, Ark. Image not available
Tilapia 3 lbs., 8 oz. Camp Robinson 10/26/2011 Sheila Easterly Little Rock, Ark. Click to view picture
Trout, Brook 5 lbs., 0 oz. North Fork River 6/3/2002 Billy J. Meeks Wylie, Texas Click to view picture
Trout, Brown* 40 lbs., 4 oz. Little Red River 5/9/1992 Howard "Rip" Collins Heber Springs, Ark. Click to view picture
Trout, Cutthroat 9 lbs., 9 oz. White River 10/6/1985 Scott Rudolph Ozark, Ark. Image not available
Trout, Lake 11 lbs., 5 oz. Greers Ferry Lake 12/15/1997 Clark Stevenson Greenbrier, Ark. Click to view picture
Trout, Rainbow 19 lbs., 1 oz. White River 3/14/1981 Jim Miller Memphis, Tenn. Image not available
Walleye* 22 lbs., 11 oz. Greers Ferry Lake 3/12/1982 Al Nelson Higden, Ark. Click to view picture
Warmouth 1 lb., 8 oz. Black Dog Bayou 5/28/1998 Michael Curtis Pine Bluff, Ark. Image not available

* World Record. Note: The brown trout is the 4-pound-line-class world record; the walleye is the 12-pound-line-class world record.

 

Unrestricted Tackle Records

These records were caught by legal means other than rod and reel.

Species Weight Location Date Angler Hometown Image
Buffalo, Bigmouth 56 lbs., 4 oz. Calion Lake 4/3/2000 Benny Alexander El Dorado, Ark. Click to view picture
Buffalo, Black 105 lbs., 0 oz. Harris Brake Lake 3/14/1994 Kenneth Harvey Perryville, Ark. Image not available
Buffalo, Smallmouth 74 lbs., 0 oz. Millwood Lake 4/15/2007 Zane Barrett Murfreesboro, Ark. Image not available
Bullhead, Yellow 4 lbs., 9 oz. Blue Bayou 5/22/2005 Joshua Rosenbaum Nashville, Ark. Click to view picture
Carp, Bighead 70 lbs., 8 oz. Crooked Creek (Arkansas County) 7/31/2008 Gregory Mitchell Roe, Ark. Image not available
Carp, Silver 61 lbs., 0 oz. Arkansas River 7/29/2010 Nash Meyers Greenbrier, Ark. Click to view picture
Gar, Longnose 54 lbs., 0 oz. Arkansas River 8/4/2011 Torry Cook Warren, Ark. Click to view picture
Gar, Shortnose 6 lbs., 12 oz. Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir 4/3/1998 Robert Perkins Conway, Ark. Image not available
Gar, Spotted 11 lbs., 12 oz. Lake Overcup 4/9/2005 Joseph Miller Clinton, Ark. Click to view picture
 Shad, Gizzard 3 lbs. 7 oz.  Lake DeGray  6/15/2013  Ross Wooldridge  Malvern, Ark.   

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