Category: Fishing Reports News

Angler Catches Maryland Record Gray Triggerfish

Angler Catches Maryland Record Gray Triggerfish

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has recognized Logan Liddick of Carlisle, Pa. as the new Maryland state record holder for the gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus). The 34-year-old angler caught the 6.0-pound, 20-inch long fish on Sept. 25, while fishing near a shipwreck 14 miles off the coast of Ocean City. Using both clams and […]
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Dorchester County Angler Catches Record Florida Pompano

Dorchester County Angler Catches Record Florida Pompano

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has officially recognized 26-year-old David Schrock of Woolford as the second official state record holder for the Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) in the Chesapeake Division. Schrock caught the record-breaking 5.05-pound fish on Tilghman Island during the Labor Day weekend. The pompano had a fork length — measured from the […]
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FWC certifies new state record flathead catfish

FWC certifies new state record flathead catfish

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record flathead catfish weighing 69.9 pounds, measuring 48.5 inches long, with a girth of 38.25 inches, caught by angler Lavon Nowling from Santa Rosa County. Nowling caught his flathead catfish on rod and reel using live bait in the Yellow River. “I’ve […]
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Pennsylvania New State Record Brown Trout

Pennsylvania New State Record Brown Trout

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to announce a new state record Brown Trout! On the morning of August 8, 2020, angler Robert Ferraro, 68, of Erie, departed Walnut Creek Marina along with three friends aboard his boat, ‘Heartbeat,’ to enjoy a day of fishing. The group was targeting […]
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New World Record Paddlefish Hauled From Keystone Lake

New World Record Paddlefish Hauled From Keystone Lake

A new world-record paddlefish has again been pulled from Keystone Lake near Tulsa, less than a month after the previous world record was snagged in the same lake by a client of the same fishing guide. Angler Cody James Watters of Ochelata is the newest owner of the rod-and-reel world-record title, after snagging a 151-pound, […]
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St. Louis angler catches state record longear sunfish

St. Louis angler catches state record longear sunfish

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Robert Audrain III of St. Louis for catching a new state record longear sunfish. Audrain was fishing from a private pond in Franklin County July 3 when he caught the 4-ounce fish. “I was fishing off my father-in-law’s dock at a private lake a […]
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Pennsylvania State Record Flathead Catfish

Pennsylvania State Record Flathead Catfish

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has certified a new state record flathead catfish. On May 24, 2020, angler Jonathan Pierce, 34, of Philadelphia, was fishing from the bank of the Schuylkill River at East Falls. Pierce baited a brown trout head onto an 8/0 circle hook and cast his heavy […]
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Wayne County bowfisherman shoots state record spotted sucker

Wayne County bowfisherman shoots state record spotted sucker

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates John Garver of Williamsville for shooting a new state-record spotted sucker while bowfishing. Garver, whose record falls under alternative methods, shot the 3-pound, 6-ounce fish at Duck Creek Conservation Area north of Puxico May 1. His record beat the previous record under alternative methods […]
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Arkansan sports state-record mullet

Arkansan sports state-record mullet

GILLETT – Samuel Yarberry of Bryant landed in the Arkansas state fishing record book, taking a striped mullet with unrestricted tackle March 27. The fish, taken by bowfishing at Morgan Point Bendway Lake off the Arkansas River in Desha County, was 24 5/8 inches long and weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces. It was weighed at […]
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Last Legacy Lunker of 2020 Lured in From O.H. Ivie

Last Legacy Lunker of 2020 Lured in From O.H. Ivie

AUSTIN — O-M-G is right, O.H. Ivie, about an hour east of San Angelo, has produced the fourth and final Toyota ShareLunker “Legacy Class” entry over 13 pounds during the final weekend of the 2020 donation season March 29. Angler James Maupin from Cypress had scheduled a trip to Lake Amistad with his dad, but […]
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West Virginia angler catches record grass carp

West Virginia angler catches record grass carp

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia angler recently caught a state record grass carp in Hardy County. It’s the second record grass carp caught in the last two months. John Miller of Lost City, W.Va., caught a 54.75-inch, 67.4-pound grass carp on Feb. 18 at Warden Lake, breaking the previous record for length (53.1-inch) […]
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South Arkansas lakes lead pack in latest bass tournament report

South Arkansas lakes lead pack in latest bass tournament report

LITTLE ROCK – If you’re looking for big bass and plenty of good angling action, look to South Arkansas. According to the recently released 2019 Arkansas Tournament Information Program Annual Report, south Arkansas lakes such as Lake Columbia, Lake Erling and Millwood Lake had the best overall rankings among Arkansas bass tournament results last year. […]
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