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New York State Freshwater Fishing Records

As of June 4, 2020

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 4 lb. 1 oz. 18.5 William Wightman Black marabou jig Lake Flavia, Cattaraugus Co. 5/6/18
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 35 lb. 3 oz. 38.25 Eric Scordo Nightcrawler Lake Ontario, Jefferson County 4/29/17
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 36 lb. 0 oz. 42.75 Jason Bair
Rapala Jigging Rap
Oneida Lake, Oneida Co. 6/16/17
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 14 lb. 10 oz. 52.25 Michael Gatus Chunk bait Lake Champlain, Washington Co. 8/18/18
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 2 lb. 0 oz. 14.5 Jason Leusch Live shiner Port Bay (Lake Ontario), Wayne Co. 5/24/20
Sauger 4 lb. 8 oz. 22.19 Darrin Schwenkbeck Gitzit Lower Niagara River, Niagara Co. 9/30/90
Shorthead Redhorse
(Retired Record)
11 lb. 11 oz. n/a Joe Williams Nightcrawler Salmon River, Oswego Co. 5/26/96
Smallmouth Bass 8 lb. 4 oz. 20.5 Andrew Kartesz
Patrick Hildenbrand
Jig & Grub Tail
Berkley Powerbait
Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co.
St. Lawrence River, Jefferson Co.
6/4/95
8/28/16
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 18 lb. 2 oz. 32 Brian Hartman Swimbait St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence Co. 5/5/18
White Bass 3 lb. 8 oz. 18 Morgan Fonzi Steelshad Lower Niagara River, Niagara Co. 5/6/20
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.
18.5
James Weinberg
Richard Otty
Jig
Emerald shiner
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene Co.
Kinderhook Lake, Columbia Co.
6/9/01
1/29/13
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
ny state record white bass.
Morgan Fonzi with the 3lb. 8oz. state
record white bass he caught from the
Lower Niagara River, Niagara County
on May 6, 2020.
ny state record rock bass
Jason Leusch proudly holding the 2lb.
state record rock bass he caught from
Port Bay (Lake Ontario), Wayne County
on May 24, 2020.