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New York State Freshwater Fishing Records

As of April 24, 2015

Current State Record Fish
Species Weight Length
(inches)
Angler Lure Water Date
American Eel 7 lb. 14 oz. n/a Larry Manino Nightcrawler Cayuga Lake, Seneca Co. 7/25/84
American Shad 9 lb. 4 oz. 28 Robert Kubica Shad Dart Hudson River, Albany Co. 5/9/07
Atlantic Salmon 24 lb. 15 oz. 35 Mike Dandino Bomber Long A Lake Ontario, Wayne Co. 4/5/97
Black Bullhead 7 lb. 7 oz. 26 Kevin Kelly Wonder Bread Mill Pond, Nassau Co. 8/25/93
Black Crappie 3 lb. 12 oz. 17.75 Kenneth Kierst Jig Duck Lake, Cayuga Co. 4/17/98
Bluegill 2 lb. 8 oz. 12 Devin VanZandt Worm Kohlbach Pond, Broome Co. 8/3/92
Bowfin 12 lb. 14 oz. 34 Mary Forrest Live Sucker Lake Champlain, Essex Co. 7/8/06
Brook Trout 6 lb. 0 oz. 22.6 Richard Beauchamp Lake Clear Wabbler Silver Lake Wilderness Area, Hamilton Co. 5/16/13
Brown Bullhead 7 lb. 6 oz. 22.2 Glenn Collacuro Sawbelly Lake Mahopac, Putnam Co. 8/1/09
Brown Trout 33 lb. 2 oz. 38 Tony Brown Smithwick Rogue Lake Ontario, Oswego Co. 6/10/97
Burbot 16 lb. 12 oz. 34.75 Terrance Colwell Minnow Lake Ontario (Black River Bay), Jefferson Co. 2/14/91
Chain Pickerel 8 lb. 1 oz. n/a John Bosland Toronto Reservoir, Sullivan Co. 2/13/65
Channel Catfish 32 lb. 12 oz. 40 Chris Dixon Worm Brant Lake, Warren Co. 6/21/02
Chinook Salmon 47 lb. 13 oz. 48 Kurtis Killian Orange Fly Salmon River, Oswego Co. 9/7/91
Cisco (Lake Herring) 5 lb. 7 oz. n/a Albert Baratto Tear Drop & Grub Lake Lauderdale, Washington Co. 1/25/90
Coho Salmon 33 lb. 7 oz. 41.9 Stephen Sheets Jr. Cut Bait Lake Ontario, Oswego Co. 8/13/98
Common Carp 50 lb. 6 oz. 44.5 Charles Primeau Sr. Nightcrawler Tomhannock Reservoir, Rensselaer Co. 5/12/95
Fallfish 3 lb. 9 oz. 19 Jonathan McNamara Tube Jig Susquehanna River, Tioga Co. 4/15/09
Freshwater Drum 26 lb. 9 oz. 33.5 James VanArsdall
Reef Runner
Lake Ontario (Irondequoit Bay), Monroe Co. 6/14/14
Hybrid Striped Bass 15 lb. 5 oz. 26.5 Bryan Colley Sawbelly Lake Waccabuc, Westchester Co. 7/30/04
Kokanee Salmon 3 lb. 6 oz. 21.5 Kenneth Shear Wobbler & Worm Boy Scouts Clear Pond, Franklin Co. 6/14/02
Lake Trout 41 lb. 8 oz. 42.75 Jesse Wykstra NK Spoon Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. 8/9/03
Lake Whitefish 10 lb. 8 oz. 27.87 Randolph Smith Worm & Spinner Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co. 8/29/95
Largemouth Bass 11 lb. 4 oz. 25.5 John Higbie Spinnerbait Buckhorn Lake, Otsego Co. 9/11/87
Longnose Gar 13 lb. 3 oz. 49.5 Kenneth Cassant Sucker Lake Champlain, Washington Co. 7/25/99
Muskellunge 69 lb. 15 oz. 64.5 Arthur Lawton St. Lawrence River, Jefferson Co. 9/22/57
Northern Pike 46 lb. 2 oz. n/a Peter Dubuc Heddon Flaptail Great Sacandaga Lake, Fulton Co. 9/15/40
Pink Salmon 4 lb. 15 oz. n/a Randy Nyberg Johnson Sprite Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. 9/16/85
Pumpkinseed 1 lb. 9 oz. 11.5 R. Kennard Mosher Nightcrawler Indian Lake, Hamilton Co. 7/19/94
Rainbow Trout 31 lb. 3 oz. 39 Robert Wilson Joe's Pirate Crystalina Lake Ontario, Niagara Co. 8/14/04
Redfin Pickerel 2 lb. 1 oz. n/a Duane Gillespie Do Jigger Lake Champlain, Essex Co. 3/5/89
Rock Bass 1 lb. 15 oz. n/a Eric Avogardo Live shiner Ramapo River, Rockland Co. 5/26/84
Sauger 4 lb. 8 oz. 22.19 Darrin Schwenkbeck Gitzit Lower Niagara River, Niagara Co. 9/30/90
Shorthead Redhorse 11 lb. 11 oz. n/a Joe Williams Nightcrawler Salmon River, Oswego Co. 5/26/96
Smallmouth Bass 8 lb. 4 oz. n/a Andrew Kartesz Jig & Grub Tail Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. 6/4/95
Splake 13 lb. 8 oz. 31 Jonathan Simon Rapala Limekiln Lake, Herkimer Co. 6/27/04
Striped Bass 60 lb. 0 oz. 53
Eric Lester
Blood Worm
Hudson River, Orange Co. 5/14/14
Tiger Muskellunge 35 lb. 8 oz. 50 Brett Gofgosky Sucker Tioughnioga River, Broome Co. 5/25/90
Walleye 16 lb. 9 oz. 34 Thomas Reed Creek Chub Mystic Lake, Cattaraugus Co. 1/20/09
White Bass 3 lb. 6 oz. 18.5 Robert Hilton Rapala Furnace Brook, Westchester Co. 5/2/92
White Catfish 10 lb. 5 oz. 25.5 Joe Silicato Jig & Cut Bait New Croton Reservoir, Westchester Co. 5/17/98
White Crappie 3 lb. 13 oz. n/a James Weinberg Jig Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene Co. 6/9/01
White Perch 3 lb. 1 oz. 17.5 Joseph Tansey Alewife Lake Oscaletta, Westchester Co. 9/21/91
White Sucker 5 lb. 8 oz. 24 Joshua Wegner Nightcrawler Cold Brook, Steuben Co. 4/14/15
Yellow Perch 3 lb. 8 oz. n/a George Boice Minnow Lake Erie, Erie Co. 4/28/82
Angler holding his new state record striped bass that weighed 60 lbs.
Eric Lester holding his 60 lb. 0 oz. state record inland striped bass he caught on
May 14, 2014 from the Hudson River in Orange County.
Angler holding his new state record 5 lb. 8 oz white sucker
Joshua Wegner holding a 5 lb. 8 oz. state
record white sucker he caught from Cold
Brook in Steuben County on April 24, 2015.