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New York State Freshwater Fishing Records

As of June 29, 2022

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. 7/25/1984
American Shad 9 lb. 4 oz. 28 Robert Kubica Shad Dart Hudson River, Albany Co. 5/9/2007
Atlantic Salmon 24 lb. 15 oz. 35 Mike Dandino Bomber Long A Lake Ontario, Wayne Co. 4/5/1997
Black Bullhead 7 lb. 7 oz. 26 Kevin Kelly Wonder Bread Mill Pond, Nassau Co. 8/25/1993
Black Crappie 4 lb. 1 oz. 18.5 William Wightman Black marabou jig Lake Flavia, Cattaraugus Co. 5/6/2018
Bluegill 2 lb. 8 oz. 12 Devin VanZandt Worm Kohlbach Pond, Broome Co. 8/3/1992
Bowfin 13 lb. 8 oz. 30.5 Chase Soptelean Cut Bait Yanty Creek, Monroe Co. 6/13/2021
Brook Trout 6 lb. 0 oz. 22.6 Richard Beauchamp Lake Clear Wabbler Silver Lake Wilderness Area, Hamilton Co. 5/16/2013
Brown Bullhead 7 lb. 6 oz. 22.2 Glenn Collacuro Sawbelly Lake Mahopac, Putnam Co. 8/1/2009
Brown Trout 33 lb. 2 oz. 38 Tony Brown Smithwick Rogue Lake Ontario, Oswego Co. 6/10/1997
Burbot 16 lb. 12 oz. 34.75 Terrance Colwell Minnow Lake Ontario (Black River Bay), Jefferson Co. 2/14/1991
Chain Pickerel 8 lb. 1 oz. n/a John Bosland Toronto Reservoir, Sullivan Co. 2/13/1965
Channel Catfish 35 lb. 12 oz. 40 Bailey Williams Cut Bait Black River, Jefferson County 5/8/2022
Chinook Salmon 47 lb. 13 oz. 48 Kurtis Killian Orange Fly Salmon River, Oswego Co. 9/7/1991
Cisco (Lake Herring) 5 lb. 7 oz. n/a Albert Baratto Tear Drop & Grub Lake Lauderdale, Washington Co. 1/25/1990
Coho Salmon 33 lb. 7 oz. 41.9 Stephen Sheets Jr. Cut Bait Lake Ontario, Oswego Co. 8/13/1998
Common Carp 50 lb. 6 oz. 44.5 Charles Primeau Sr. Nightcrawler Tomhannock Reservoir, Rensselaer Co. 5/12/1995
Fallfish 3 lb. 9 oz. 19 Jonathan McNamara Tube Jig Susquehanna River, Tioga Co. 4/15/2009
Freshwater Drum 36 lb. 0 oz. 42.75 Jason Bair
Rapala Jigging Rap
Oneida Lake, Oneida Co. 6/16/2017
Hybrid Striped Bass 15 lb. 5 oz. 26.5 Bryan Colley Sawbelly Lake Waccabuc, Westchester Co. 7/30/2004
Kokanee Salmon 3 lb. 6 oz. 21.5 Kenneth Shear Wobbler & Worm Boy Scouts Clear Pond, Franklin Co. 6/14/2002
Lake Trout 41 lb. 8 oz. 42.75 Jesse Wykstra NK Spoon Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. 8/9/2003
Lake Whitefish 10 lb. 8 oz. 27.87 Randolph Smith Worm & Spinner Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co. 8/29/1995
Largemouth Bass 11 lb. 4 oz. 25.5 John Higbie Spinnerbait Buckhorn Lake, Otsego Co. 9/11/1987
Longnose Gar 14 lb. 10 oz. 52.25 Michael Gatus Chunk bait Lake Champlain, Washington Co. 8/18/2018
Muskellunge 69 lb. 15 oz. 64.5 Arthur Lawton St. Lawrence River, Jefferson Co. 9/22/1957
Northern Pike 46 lb. 2 oz. n/a Peter Dubuc Heddon Flaptail Great Sacandaga Lake, Fulton Co. 9/15/1940
Pink Salmon 4 lb. 15 oz. n/a Randy Nyberg Johnson Sprite Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. 9/16/1985
Pumpkinseed 1 lb. 9 oz. 11.5 R. Kennard Mosher
Jordan Tontarski
Nightcrawler
Jig w/spike
Indian Lake, Hamilton Co.
Black River, Jefferson Co.
7/19/1994
1/26/2020
Rainbow Trout 31 lb. 3 oz. 39 Robert Wilson Joe's Pirate Crystalina Lake Ontario, Niagara Co. 8/14/2004
Redfin Pickerel 2 lb. 1 oz. n/a Duane Gillespie Do Jigger Lake Champlain, Essex Co. 3/5/1989
Rock Bass 2 lb. 0 oz. 14.5 Jason Leusch Live shiner Port Bay (Lake Ontario), Wayne Co. 5/24/2020
Sauger
(Retired Record)
4 lb. 8 oz. 22.19 Darrin Schwenkbeck Gitzit Lower Niagara River, Niagara Co. 9/30/1990
Shorthead Redhorse
(Retired Record)
11 lb. 11 oz. n/a Joe Williams Nightcrawler Salmon River, Oswego Co. 5/26/1996
Smallmouth Bass 8 lb. 6 oz. Thomas Russell Jr.
Berkley Maxscent Minnow Cayuga Lake, Seneca County 6/15/2022
Splake 13 lb. 8 oz. 31 Jonathan Simon Rapala Limekiln Lake, Herkimer Co. 6/27/2004
Striped Bass 60 lb. 0 oz. 53 Eric Lester Blood Worm Hudson River, Orange Co. 5/14/2014
Tiger Muskellunge 35 lb. 8 oz. 50 Brett Gofgosky Sucker Tioughnioga River, Broome Co. 5/25/1990
Walleye 18 lb. 2 oz. 32 Brian Hartman Swimbait St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence Co. 5/5/2018
White Bass 3 lb. 8 oz. 18 Morgan Fonzi Steelshad Lower Niagara River, Niagara Co. 5/6/2020
White Catfish 10 lb. 5 oz. 25.5 Joe Silicato Jig & Cut Bait New Croton Reservoir, Westchester Co. 5/17/1998
White Crappie 4 lb. 7 oz. 19 Roy Isaac Minnow Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene Co.
8/21/2021
White Perch 3 lb. 1 oz. 17.5 Joseph Tansey Alewife Lake Oscaletta, Westchester Co. 9/21/1991
White Sucker 5 lb. 8 oz. 24 Joshua Wegner Nightcrawler Cold Brook, Steuben Co. 4/14/2015
Yellow Perch 3 lb. 8 oz. n/a George Boice Minnow Lake Erie, Erie Co. 4/28/1982
Angler with state record channel catfish
Bailey Williams with his 35 lb. 12 oz.
state record channel catfish he caught from
the Black River, Jefferson County, May 8, 2022.

Thomas Russell Jr. with his
8 lb. 6 oz. state record
smallmouth bass he caught
from Cayuga Lake, Seneca
County on June 15, 2022.