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Arizona State Fish Records
Updated May 12, 2008

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, 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 23 lb. 8.32 oz. 39.25 in., Alamo Lake
David Jackson, Phoenix 5/3/97
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 71 lb. 10.24 oz., 53 in., San Carlos Lake
Adrian Manzanedo, Florence 01/05/03
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., Canal Park 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, Prescott
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, 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 12 in. Canyon Lake
Jonathan Vickers, Mesa 7/30/05
Bluegill 10 in., Lake Pleasant
Mark Moore, Glendale 01/31/06
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 30 in. Saguaro Lake
Ronald Nuss Jr., Mesa 4/29/03
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 24 in., Upper Lake Mary
Chris Bamberg, Flagstaff 3/19/07
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 17 in. ASU Research Park
Stan Gross, Chandler 10/8/03
Trout, Apache 20 in., Christmas Tree Lake***
Cameron Frieh, Phoenix 7/3/06
Trout, Brook 12 in. Big Lake
Peggy Senn, Mesa 7/8/05
Trout, Cutthroat 13 in. Big Lake
Jeff Senn, Mesa 7/9/05
Trout, Rainbow 31 in. Silver Creek
Paul D. Voelker, Scottsdale 1/9/07
Walleye 33 in. Fool Hollow Lake
Gregg Munck, Show Low 6/27/04
White Amur (Trip.) 47 in., Encanto 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., 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. 2.72 oz. 21.5 in. Colorado River, Parker
Gene Albers, Fontana, CA 2/8/97
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 2 lb. 11.5 oz. 11.75 in. Bradley Bay, Lake Mead
Ben Mellott, Kingman 5/27/89
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 3 lb. 9.6 oz. 16 in. Lake Havasu
Kyle R. Thomas, Lake Havasu City 5/23/05
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 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 31 in. Lake Powell
Bradley Garraway, Phoenix 3/29/05
Carp 48 in. Lake Mohave
Gary Sweet, Bullhead City 10/20/07
Warmouth 10 in., Colorado River, Imperial Dam
Barbara Harp, Mackay, ID 3/26/06

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 Mullet (archery) 3 lb. 13.0 oz. 21.0 in. Colorado 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 length 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.
 
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