Wyoming Game Fish Records

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This article was updated in February 2024.

The following table lists the current Wyoming fishing records for game fish (and a handful of traditionally non-game fish species) listed below.

If you’d like to have a better shot at breaking a game fishing record in Wyoming, you’ll find more information below the records.

Wyoming Fishing Records

Bass, Largemouth
11.51 lbs
Kleenburn Ponds,
Sheridan County
Caleb Salzman
May 10, 2018
Bass, Rock
1.76 lbs
Sheridan County Pond,
Sheridan County
Randy Reece
May 12, 2007
Bass, Smallmouth
5.94 lbs
Flaming Gorge Reservoir,
Sweetwater County
Bubba O’Neil
Apr 27, 2003
1.92 lbs
Stock Pond,
Niobrara County
Rod Horsley
Jul 26, 2008
Burbot (Ling)
19 lbs, 4 oz
Pilot Butte Reservoir,
Fremont County
K. E. Mooreland
34 lbs, 15 oz
Pilot Butte ReservoirBobby Brown
Sep 28, 2005
Carp, Grass
35.6 lbs
Sloans LakeWilliam Dale
May 7, 2012
Catfish, Black Bullhead
2.9 lbs
Ten Sleep Area Pond,
Washakie County
Brian Rygwalski
May 24, 1987
Catfish, Channel
28.52 lbs
Flaming Gorge Reservoir,
Sweetwater County
Christian Cosby
Jun 24, 2017
Catfish, Flathead
22.46 lbs
North Platte RiverDallas Stanton
Apr 18, 2004
Catfish, Stonecat
0.35 lbs
North Platte River,
Colton Bustillos
Mar 17, 2012
Chub, Utah
2 lbs, 5.92 oz
Jackson Lake,
Teton County
Adair Dickerson
May 14, 2017
Crappie, Black
2 lbs, 7.4 oz
Boysen Reservoir,
Fremont County
Troy Schnepper
Dec 31, 2012
Crappie, White
2.45 lbs
Glendo Reservoir,
Platte County
Terry Young
Aug 31, 2009
Drum, Freshwater
22.58 lbs
Keyhole Reservoir,
Crook County
James D. Potter
Jul 15, 2018
Gizzard Shad
2.74 lbs
North Platte River near TorringtonDawson Reifschneider
Jun 25, 2015
1.32 lbs
Powder River,
Campbell County
Jim Williams
Aug 26, 1996
2.36 lbs
Meadow Lake,
Sublette County
Robert Doak
Jun 4, 1983
Green Sunfish
1 lb, 4 oz
Bryan Stock Trail Pond
(Lake McKenzie)
Chris Castleman
Jun 7, 2018
Muskie, Tiger
29.37 lbs
Grayrocks Reservoir,
Platte County
Frank Rubrecht
Jun 2, 1992
Perch, Yellow
2.28 lbs
Boysen Reservoir,
Fremont County
Troy Schnepper
Jan 10, 2015
Pike, Northern
27 lbs, 4 oz
Keyhole Reservoir,
Crook County
 Robert K. Hockett
Oct 27, 2004
0.62 lbs
Farm Pond near Big Horn,
Sheridan County
Anthony Wendtland
Jun 24, 2009
River Carpsucker
12 lbs, 10 oz
Boysen Reservoir,
Fremont County
Garhart Stephenson
Jun 15, 2005
Salmon, Kokanee
6.31 lbs
Flaming Gorge Reservoir,
Sweetwater County
George Sharman
Jun 3, 2015
7.5 lbs
Boysen Reservoir,
Fremont County
Tom Durst
Jan 7, 2007
13.60 lbs
North Crow ReservoirShawn Vanwey
Apr 1, 2011
Sturgeon, Shovelnose
10 lbs, 4.2 oz
Bighorn Lake,
Big Horn County
Clint Franklin
Aug 7, 2014
Sucker, Longnose
3 lbs, 15.6 oz
Wind River Patrick Edwards
Apr 2, 2023
Sucker, Quillback
1.57 lbs
Glendo ReservoirJeff Kirk
Apr 30, 2012
Sucker, Shorthead Redhorse
3 lbs, 0.38 oz
North Platte RiverMichael Ayars
May 15, 2020
Sucker, Utah
8 lbs, 4 oz
Snake River near Alpine,
Lincoln County
Mike Cullimore
Jun 5, 2003
Sucker, White
6 lbs, 8.45 oz
Wind RiverPatrick Edwards
Apr 15, 2023
Trout, Brook
9 lbs, 11 oz
Green River Lake,
Sublette County
Max Long
Jun 21, 1976
Trout, Brown
25 lbs, 13 oz
Anvil Draw,
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
George Rose
May 27, 1982
Trout, Cutthroat
15 lbs
Native Lake,
Sublette County
Alan Dow
Trout, Golden
11 lbs, 4 oz
Cook Lake,
Sublette County
C. S. Reed
Trout, Lake (tie)
50 lbs
Flaming Gorge Reservoir,
Sweetwater County
Randy Calkins
Mar 11, 1995
Trout, Lake (tie)
50 lbs
Jackson Lake,
Teton County
Doris Budge
Trout, Ohrid
14 lbs, 4 oz
North Platte River,
Natrona County
Kim Durfee
Jan 26, 1986
Trout, Rainbow
23 lbs, 0 oz
Burnt Lake,
Sublette County
Frank Favazzo
Trout, Tiger
11.93 lbs
Viva Naughton Reservoir,
Carbon County
Owen Schaad
May 28, 2023
17.42 lbs
Boysen Reservoir,
Fremont County
Stan Seivewright
Dec 28, 1991
4 lbs, 4 oz
Snake River,
Teton County
Not Specified
Source: Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Setting a Wyoming Fishing Record

Fishing records in Wyoming are determined by weight taken on a state-certified scale only. These inspected scales are in places like grocery stores and Post Offices where weights determine fair prices.

You’ll need two witnesses for the weighing and the fish species must also be confirmed by a Wyoming Game and Fish Department fish biologist.

Fish must be caught on a rod, reel and line, or pole, following state fishing rules. Also, the fish must be caught in waters open to the general public.

For more information or to download the fish record application form, go to Wyoming’s Record Fish page.