Oklahoma Game Fish Records

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The following are the state record game fish caught on a rod and line in Oklahoma.

(Oklahoma also keeps records for some fish caught by other means, known as unrestricted, but being a fishing website, we’re sticking to the rod and line catches.)

Updated: December 2021

Bass, Hybrid Black
8 lbs, 5.6 oz
Veterans LakeDru Kinslow
Mar 27, 2006
Bass, Hybrid Striped
23 lbs, 3.68 oz
Altus-Lugert LakePaul Hollister
Apr 1, 1997
Bass, Hybrid Yellow
2 lbs, 5 oz
Kiamichi RiverGeorge R. Edwards
Mar 26, 1991
Bass, Largemouth
14 lbs, 13.7 oz
Cedar LakeDale Miller
Mar 13, 2013
Bass, Smallmouth
8 lbs, 7 oz
Lake LawtonkaRyan Wasser
Mar 31, 2012
Bass, Spotted
8 lbs, 2 oz
Pittsburg Co. PondO. J. Stone
Jun 27, 1958
Bass, Striped
47 lbs, 8 oz
Lower Illinois RiverLouis Parker
Jun 10, 1996
Bass, White
5 lbs, 1 oz
Verdigris RiverR.R. Karch
Apr 1, 1976
Bowfin
11 lbs, 2 oz
HugoThomas Joner
Feb 27, 1983
Buffalo, Bigmouth
59 lbs, 15 oz
GreenleafLeroy Broaddrick
Nov 12, 1988
Buffalo, Black
42 lbs, 8 oz
W.R. HolwayJeff D. Olinger
Nov 17, 2013
Buffalo, Smallmouth
66 lbs, 3 oz
Broken BowHugh M. Newman
May 3, 2019
Bullhead, Black
6 lbs, 13 oz
Jackson Co. PondGary Cole
May 24, 1984
Bullhead, Yellow
2 lbs, 5 oz
Okfuskee Co. PondNathan Williams
May 3, 2014
Carp, Common
39 lbs, 10.4 oz
Grady Co. PondBrandon Hughes
Apr 23, 2002
Carp, Grass
68 lbs, 15.2 oz
Chelsea City LakeJereme Budgick
Apr 5, 2008
Carpsucker, River
8 lbs, 11 oz
CantonJarrett Sinclair
Mar 18, 2022
Catfish, Blue
98 lbs, 0 oz
Lake TexomaBilly Nabors
Nov 11, 2004
Catfish, Channel
35 lbs, 15 oz
Taft LakeGary Doak Jr.
Sep 11, 2005
Catfish, Flathead
78 lbs, 8 oz
Lake El RenoRichard Williams
May 11, 2010
Crappie, Black
4 lbs, 10 oz
Ottawa Co. PondRollie Williams
Jun 16, 1974
Crappie, White
4 lbs, 15 oz
Kingfisher Co. PondFrank Robinson
May 4, 1991
Drum, Freshwater
38 lbs, 0 oz
Tenkiller LakeHarold Phillips
May 23, 1976
Eel, American
5 lbs, 7 oz
Lower Illinois RiverDolores Munsell
Jun 3, 1995
Gar, Alligator
254 lbs, 12 oz
Lake TexomaPaul Easley
Apr 23, 2015
Gar, Longnose
43 lbs, 8 oz
EufaulaHoward Zummer
Aug 28, 2012
Gar, Shortnose
7 lbs, 0 oz
AtokaMark D. Benson
Jul 1, 2017
Gar, Spotted
7 lbs, 4.8 oz
Double CreekRyan Fryar
Jul 15, 2016
Goldeye
2 lbs, 8 oz
Arkansas RiverJames R. Smith
Apr 27, 1996
Herring, Skipjack
3 lbs, 6 oz
Canadian RiverBobby Moore
Apr 3, 1992
Paddlefish (Spoonbill)
164 lbs, 0 oz
Keystone LakeGrant Rader
Jun 22, 2021
Pickerel, Chain
2 lbs, 10 oz
Mt. Fork RiverEric Lowe
Apr 22, 1982
Pickerel, Grass
0 lbs, 7 oz
Beaver CreekBarry Bryant
Mar 17, 1995
Pike, Northern
36 lbs, 8 oz
Lake Carl EtlingRaymond Fernandez
Jun 13, 1976
Redhorse, River
8 lbs, 5.5 oz
Illinois RiverWillis Pippin
Feb 11, 1977
Sauger
5 lbs, 5 oz
Robert S. KerrChet Munds
Jan 18, 1981
Saugeye
10 lbs, 0 oz
Ft. Cobb LakeCurt Wilkerson
Feb 24, 2006
Shad, Gizzard
3 lbs, 7.00 oz
Little BeaverRusty Dye
Apr 20, 2022
Shiner, Golden
0 lbs, 5.28 oz
Grady Co. PondOrlando Cheadle
May 1, 2022
Sturgeon, Shovelnose
1 lbs, 10 oz
Arkansas RiverTommy Jenkins
May 7, 1996
Sunfish, Bluegill
2 lbs, 6.4 oz
Kay Co. PondTom Shorter
May 8, 1987
Sunfish, Green
2 lbs, 7 oz
Pontotoc Co. PondEddie Shulanberger
Oct 16, 1972
Sunfish, Hybrid
2 lbs, 5.68 oz
Craig Co. PondDixie Lee
May 31, 2021
Sunfish, Redear
2 lbs, 1.25 oz
Logan Co. PondRuby Lee Farmer
Nov 15, 1973
Trout, Brown
17 lbs, 4.64 oz
Mountain Fork RiverJason Archie
Apr 10, 2005
Trout, Rainbow
11 lbs, 4.32 oz
Lower Illinois RiverPaul Glover
Apr 4, 2015
Walleye
12 lbs, 13 oz
Robert S KerrKerry Carter
May 8, 2004
Source: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Did You Catch a Record Fish?

For a record in the rod and line division, fish must be caught by legal means using the stated equipment in an eligible waterway.

Keep the fish in a way that preserves its original weight until it can be weighed on a certified scales as required. Don’t clean it or let it dry out. Putting a dead fish on ice until weighing it is one of the better approaches.

You’ll need to have witnesses, an accredited measuring tape, a camera for photos, and submit the appropriate affidavit form, among following other instructions that you’ll find on the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation website.

Records Waiting to be Caught?

Note that the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation also would consider listing new state records for the following species (with a minimum weight):

  • Catfish, Brown Bullhead (2 lbs, 14 oz)
  • Sunfish, Longear (1/2 lb)
  • Sunfish, Rock Bass (1 lb)
  • Sunfish, Warmouth (1 lb)