IGFA Freshwater Records

"By Rod And Reel"

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Type SpeciesAverage WeightRecord Weight
Bass, Largemouth2-3 lb.22 lb., 4 oz.
Bass, Smallmouth1-1½ lb.11 lb., 15 oz.
Bass, White1-2 lb.5 lb., 14 oz.
Bluegill½ lb.4 lb., 12 oz.
Carp1-6 lb.57 lb., 13 oz.
Catfish, Blue2-5 lb.97 lb.
Catfish, Channel1-2 lb.58 lb.
Catfish, White1-2 lb.22 lb.
Char, Arctic5 lb.32 lb., 9 oz.
Crappie, Black½ -1 lb.5 lb., 1 oz.
Crappie, White½ -1 lb.5 lb., 3 oz.
Dolly Varden½ - 2 lb.8 lb., 1 oz.
Gar, Alligator50-100 lb.279 lb.
Gar, Longnose10-25 lb.50 lb, 5oz.
Grayling, Arctic1 lb.5 lb., 15 oz.
Muskellunge15-25 lb.69 lb., 15 oz.
Perch, White1 lb.4 lb., 12 oz.
Perch, Yellow1 lb.4 lb., 3 oz.
Pickerel, Chain1-3 lb.9 lb., 6 oz.
Pike, Northern2-4 lb.46 lb., 2 oz.
Salmon, Atlantic10-15 lb.79 lb., 2 oz.
Salmon, King20-25 lb.97 lb., 4 oz.
Salmon, Coho5-10 lb.31 lb.
Salmon, Sockeye6 lb.12 lb., 8 oz.
Sauger1-2 lb.8 lb., 12 oz.
*Sturgeon100-200 lb.468 lb.
Trout, Brook½ - 2 lb.14 lb., 8 oz.
Trout, Brown½ - 4 lb.35 lb., 15 oz.
Trout, Cutthroat1-4 lb.41 lb.
Trout, Golden½ - 2 lb.11 lb.
Trout, Lake3-5 lb.65 lb.
Trout, Rainbow1-2 lb.42 lb., 2 oz.
Walleye2-5 lb.25 lb.
Whitefish, Lake3-4 lb.14 lb., 6 oz.


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