Updated: September 2023
The following game fish records have been certified by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The state agency tracks coldwater species and depends on the Oregon Bass & Panfish Club to keep tabs on warmwater records.
|Bass, Hybrid White||19 lbs, 12 oz||2014||Ana Reservoir||Chad Meadows|
|Bass, Largemouth||12 lbs, 1.6 oz||2002||Ballenger Pond||B. Adam Hastings|
|Bass, Smallmouth||8 lbs, 1.76 oz||2005||Henry Hagg Lake||Nick Rubeo|
|Bass, Striped||68 lbs, 0 oz||1973||Umpqua River||Beryl Bliss|
|Bluegill||2 lbs, 5.5 oz||1981||Farm Pond||Wayne Elmore|
|Catfish, Bullhead||3 lbs, 7 oz||2001||Henry Hagg Lake||Bob Judkins|
|Catfish, Channel||36 lbs, 8 oz||1980||McKay Reservoir||Boone Haddock|
|Catfish, Flathead||42 lbs, 0 oz||1994||Snake River||Joshua Kralicek|
|Catfish, White||15 lbs, 0 oz||1989||Tualatin River||Wayne Welch|
|Crappie, Black||4 lbs, 0 oz||1978||Lost River||Billy Biggs|
|Crappie, White||4 lbs, 12 oz||1967||Gerber Reservoir||Jim Duckett|
|Perch, Sacramento||0 lbs, 11.2 oz||1998||Lost River||Jonathan Cogley|
|Perch, Yellow||2 lbs, 2 oz||1971||Brownsmead Slough||Ernie Affolter III|
|Salmon, Chinook||83 lbs, 0 oz||1910||Umpqua River||Ernie St. Clair|
|Salmon, Chum||23 lbs, 0 oz||1990||Kilchis River||Roger Nelson|
|Salmon, Coho||25 lbs, 5.25 oz||1966||Siltcoos Lake||Ed Martin|
|Salmon, Kokanee||9 lbs, 10.72 oz||2010||Wallowa Lake||Ron Campbell|
|Shad||6 lbs, 6 oz||2004||Willamette River||Larry Arendt|
|Sunfish, Green||0 lbs, 11 oz||1991||Umpqua River||John Baker|
|Sunfish, Pumpkinseed||0 lbs, 7.68 oz||1996||Oswego Lake||Linda Mar|
|Sunfish, Redear||1 lb, 15.5 oz||1992||Reynolds Pond||Terence Bice|
|Trout, Brook||9 lbs, 6 oz||1980||Deschutes River||Burt Westbrook|
|Trout, Brown||28 lbs, 5 oz||2002||Paulina Lake||Ronald Lane|
|Trout, Bull||23 lbs, 2 oz||1989||Lake Billy Chinook||Don Yow|
|Trout, Cutthroat||9 lbs, 8 oz||1986||Malheur River||Phillip Grove|
|Trout, Golden||7 lbs, 10 oz||1987||Eagle Cap Wilderness||Douglas White|
|Trout, Lake||40 lbs, 8 oz||1984||Odell Lake||H.V. Hannon|
|Trout, Rainbow||28 lbs, 0 oz||1982||Rogue River||Mick McGonagle|
|Trout, Steelhead||35 lbs, 8 oz||1970||Columbia River||Berdell Todd|
|Walleye||19 lbs, 15.3 oz||1990||Columbia River||Arnold Berg|
|Warmouth||1 lb, 14.2 oz||1975||Columbia Slough||Jess Newell|
|Whitefish (Mountain)*||5 lbs, 12 oz||2021||Deschutes River||Alex Dietz|
- ODFW manages record catch data for coldwater fish such as salmon and trout. Oregon Bass & Panfish Club keeps records for warmwater fish. Check their Web sites for record forms and more information.
- Follow submission guidelines on the forms, but it’s best to know ahead of time that you must catch the fish by legal sport-fishing methods and that you will need to have a photo of the fish with a recognizable side view, weigh your catch as soon as possible (fish lose body weight after landing) on state-certified scales and have signatures of two witnesses, including the person weighing the fish. The record form must be submitted to the appropriate organization within 30 days of the catch.
- Oregon does not keep state record information for sturgeon because the maximum size limit is 60 inches.
*This is a world record.