State Record Freshwater Fish

Freshwater Fish State Record Program Rules

Species
Weight
Angler
Location
Date
Photo
Bass, Hybrid
25 lb, 8 oz
David Hobby
Lake Chatuge
May 1, 1995
David Hobby's Georgia State Record Hybrid Bass
Bass, Largemouth
22 lb, 4 oz
George Perry
Montgomery Lake
June 2, 1932
Photo not available (as nice as it may have been to see!).
After more than 85 years, this legendary catch is STILL a Georgia State Record and tied as the World Record. It has long been the topic of articles, debates and even books. More information on the largemouth bass record.
Bass, Redeye
3 lb, 7 oz
Steve Williams
Lake Hartwell
April 17, 2004
Steve Williams' Georgia State Record Redeye Bass
Bass, Shoal
8 lb, 3 oz
David Hubbard
Flint River
October 23, 1977
 
Bass, Smallmouth
7 lb, 2 oz
Jack Hall
Lake Chatuge
March 28, 1973
 
Bass, Spotted
8 lb, 2 oz
Wayne Holland
Lake Burton
February 23, 2005
Wayne Holland's Georgia State Record Spotted Bass
Bass, Striped (TIE)
63 lb
Kelly A. Ward
Oconee River
May 30, 1967
Kelly A. Ward's Georgia State Record Striped Bass
Bass, Striped (TIE)
63 lb
Terry McConnell
Lake Richard B. Russell
April 3, 2009
Terry McConnel's Georgia State Record Striped Bass
Bass, Suwannee
3 lb, 9 oz
Laverne Norton
Ochlocknee River
October 6, 1984
 
Bass, White
5 lb, 1 oz
J.M. Hobbins
Lake Lanier
June 16, 1971
 
Bowfin
16 lb, 3 oz
Jimmy Tucker
Suwannee River
June 21, 2014
Jimmy Tucker GA State Record Bowfin
Bullhead, Brown
5 lb, 8 oz
James W. Andrews
O.F. Veal Pond
May 22, 1978
 
Bullhead, Yellow
4 lb, 15 oz
Glenn Settles
Ogeechee River
October 12, 2003
Glenn Settles' GA State Record Yellow Bullhead
Catfish, Blue
93 lb, 0 oz
Richard Barrett
Altamaha River
October 14, 2017
Richard Barrett with Blue Catfish
Catfish, Channel
44 lb, 12 oz
Bobby M. Smithwick
Altamaha River
May 18, 1972
 
Catfish, Flathead (TIE)
83 lb
Carl Sawyer
Altamaha River
June 22, 2006
Carl Sawyer's GA State Record Flathead Catfish
Catfish, Flathead (TIE)
83 lb
Jim Dieveney
Altamaha River
July 11, 2010
Jim Dieveney's GA State Record Flathead Catfish
Catfish, White
8 lb, 10 oz
James D. Sanders
Savannah River
June 10, 1996
James D. Sander's GA State Record White Catfish
Common Carp
35 lb, 12 oz
Rev. Donald Clark
Lake Jackson
1972
 
Crappie, Black (TIE)
4 lb, 4 oz
Shirley Lavender
Acree's Lake
June 1, 1971
 
Crappie, Black (TIE)
4 lb, 4 oz
Steve Cheek
Lake Spivey
March 1975
 
Crappie, White
5 lb
Theresa Kemp
Bibb County pond
April 10, 1984
 
Gar, Longnose
30 lb, 13 oz
Gerald Kennedy
Lake Lanier
September 4, 2013
Gerald Kennedy's GA State Record Longnose Gar
Muskellunge
38 lb
Rube Golden
Lake Blue Ridge
June 1957
 
Perch, Yellow
2 lb, 9 oz
Thomas Lewis
Savannah River
February 27, 2013
Thomas Lewis' GA State Record Yellow Perch
Pickerel, Chain
9 lb, 6 oz
Baxley McQuaig, Jr.
Homerville
February 1961
 
Pickerel, Redfin
2 lb, 10 oz
Gene Brantley
Lewis Pond
July 7, 1982
 
Pike, Northern
18 lb, 2 oz
Keith Gragg
Lake Rabun
June 27, 1982
 
Sauger
4 lb, 3 oz
Stuart Bowers
Clarks Hill Lake
April 5, 1986
 
Shad, American
8 lb, 3 oz
Henry Baxley
Savannah River
April 5, 1986
 
Shad, Hickory
1 lb, 15 oz
Mark D. Bowers
Ogeechee River
April 2, 1995
Mark D. Bowers' GA State Record Hickory Shad
Sunfish, Bluegill
3 lb, 5 oz
P.F. Gumm
Shamrock Lake
July 3, 1977
 
Sunfish, Flier
1 lb, 4 oz
Curt Brooks
Lowndes County pond
February 26, 1996
Curt Brook's GA State Record Flier
Sunfish, Green
1 lb, 7 oz
Jeff Sumner
Private pond
February 25, 2006
Jeff Sumner's GA State Record Green Sunfish
Sunfish, Redbreast
1 lb, 11 oz
Emory Walden
Coweta County pond
April 16, 1998
Emory Walden's GA State Record Redbreast Sunfish
Sunfish, Redear
4 lb, 2 oz
Pat Lawrence
Richmond County pond
June 6, 1995
Apologies to the angler - the photographer (unknown) chose not to include him in the picture).
Pat Lawrence's GA State Record Redear Sunfish
Sunfish, Shadow Bass
0 lb, 10 oz
Kristen Brown
Flint River
June 1, 2016
Kristen Brown's GA State Record Shadow Bass Sunfish
Sunfish, Spotted (TIE)
0 lb, 10 oz
Mike Markovcic
Brier Creek
September 3, 2003
Mike Markovcic's GA State Record Spotted Sunfish
Sunfish, Spotted (TIE)
0 lb, 10.24 oz
Ryan Kersey
Satilla River
June 4, 2014
Ryan Kersey's GA State Record Spotted Sunfish
Sunfish, Warmouth
2 lb
Carlton Robbins
Private pond
May 4, 1974
 
Trout, Brook
5 lb, 10 oz
Russell Braden
Waters Creek
March 29, 1986
 
Trout, Brown
20 lb, 14 oz
Chad Doughty
Chattahoochee River
July 27, 2014
Chad Doughty's GA State Record Brown Trout
Trout, Rainbow
17 lb, 8 oz
Mark Cochran
Soque River, Habersham County
May 7, 2004
Mark Cochran's GA State Record Rainbow Trout
Walleye
14 lb, 2 oz
Wes Carlton
Lake Rabun
February 19, 2016
Wes Carlton's GA State Record Walleye