State Record Freshwater Fish

Freshwater Fish State Record Program Rules

Species Weight Angler Location Date Photo
Bass, Hybrid 25 lb, 8 oz David Hobby Lake Chatuge May 1, 1995 David Hobby's Georgia State Record Hybrid Bass
Bass, Largemouth 22 lb, 4 oz George Perry Montgomery Lake June 2, 1932

Photo not available (as nice as it may have been to see!).

After more than 85 years, this legendary catch is STILL a Georgia State Record and tied as the World Record. It has long been the topic of articles, debates and even books. More information on the largemouth bass record.

Bass, Redeye 3 lb, 7 oz Steve Williams Lake Hartwell April 17, 2004 Steve Williams' Georgia State Record Redeye Bass
Bass, Shoal 8 lb, 3 oz David Hubbard Flint River October 23, 1977  
Bass, Smallmouth 7 lb, 2 oz Jack Hall Lake Chatuge March 28, 1973  
Bass, Spotted 8 lb, 2 oz Wayne Holland Lake Burton February 23, 2005 Wayne Holland's Georgia State Record Spotted Bass
Bass, Striped (TIE) 63 lb Kelly A. Ward Oconee River May 30, 1967 Kelly A. Ward's Georgia State Record Striped Bass
Bass, Striped (TIE) 63 lb Terry McConnell Lake Richard B. Russell April 3, 2009 Terry McConnel's Georgia State Record Striped Bass
Bass, Suwannee 3 lb, 9 oz Laverne Norton Ochlocknee River October 6, 1984  
Bass, White 5 lb, 1 oz J.M. Hobbins Lake Lanier June 16, 1971  
Bowfin 16 lb, 3 oz Jimmy Tucker Suwannee River June 21, 2014 Jimmy Tucker GA State Record Bowfin
Bullhead, Brown 5 lb, 8 oz James W. Andrews O.F. Veal Pond May 22, 1978  
Bullhead, Yellow 4 lb, 15 oz Glenn Settles Ogeechee River October 12, 2003 Glenn Settles' GA State Record Yellow Bullhead
Catfish, Blue 93 lb, 0 oz Richard Barrett Altamaha River October 14, 2017 Richard Barrett with Blue Catfish
Catfish, Channel 44 lb, 12 oz Bobby M. Smithwick Altamaha River May 18, 1972  
Catfish, Flathead (TIE) 83 lb Carl Sawyer Altamaha River June 22, 2006 Carl Sawyer's GA State Record Flathead Catfish
Catfish, Flathead (TIE) 83 lb Jim Dieveney Altamaha River July 11, 2010 Jim Dieveney's GA State Record Flathead Catfish
Catfish, White 8 lb, 10 oz James D. Sanders Savannah River June 10, 1996 James D. Sander's GA State Record White Catfish
Common Carp 35 lb, 12 oz Rev. Donald Clark Lake Jackson 1972  
Crappie, Black (TIE) 4 lb, 4 oz Shirley Lavender Acree's Lake June 1, 1971  
Crappie, Black (TIE) 4 lb, 4 oz Steve Cheek Lake Spivey March 1975  
Crappie, White 5 lb Theresa Kemp Bibb County pond April 10, 1984  
Gar, Longnose 30 lb, 13 oz Gerald Kennedy Lake Lanier September 4, 2013 Gerald Kennedy's GA State Record Longnose Gar
Muskellunge 38 lb Rube Golden Lake Blue Ridge June 1957  
Perch, Yellow 2 lb, 9 oz Thomas Lewis Savannah River February 27, 2013 Thomas Lewis' GA State Record Yellow Perch
Pickerel, Chain 9 lb, 6 oz Baxley McQuaig, Jr. Homerville February 1961  
Pickerel, Redfin 2 lb, 10 oz Gene Brantley Lewis Pond July 7, 1982  
Pike, Northern 18 lb, 2 oz Keith Gragg Lake Rabun June 27, 1982  
Sauger 4 lb, 3 oz Stuart Bowers Clarks Hill Lake April 5, 1986  
Shad, American 8 lb, 3 oz Henry Baxley Savannah River April 5, 1986  
Shad, Hickory 1 lb, 15 oz Mark D. Bowers Ogeechee River April 2, 1995 Mark D. Bowers' GA State Record Hickory Shad
Sunfish, Bluegill 3 lb, 5 oz P.F. Gumm Shamrock Lake July 3, 1977  
Sunfish, Flier 1 lb, 4 oz Curt Brooks Lowndes County pond February 26, 1996 Curt Brook's GA State Record Flier
Sunfish, Green 1 lb, 7 oz Jeff Sumner Private pond February 25, 2006 Jeff Sumner's GA State Record Green Sunfish
Sunfish, Redbreast 1 lb, 11 oz Emory Walden Coweta County pond April 16, 1998 Emory Walden's GA State Record Redbreast Sunfish
Sunfish, Redear 4 lb, 2 oz Pat Lawrence Richmond County pond June 6, 1995

Apologies to the angler - the photographer (unknown) chose not to include him in the picture).

Pat Lawrence's GA State Record Redear Sunfish

Sunfish, Shadow Bass 0 lb, 10 oz Kristen Brown Flint River June 1, 2016 Kristen Brown's GA State Record Shadow Bass Sunfish
Sunfish, Spotted (TIE) 0 lb, 10 oz Mike Markovcic Brier Creek September 3, 2003 Mike Markovcic's GA State Record Spotted Sunfish
Sunfish, Spotted (TIE) 0 lb, 10.24 oz Ryan Kersey Satilla River June 4, 2014 Ryan Kersey's GA State Record Spotted Sunfish
Sunfish, Warmouth 2 lb Carlton Robbins Private pond May 4, 1974  
Trout, Brook 5 lb, 10 oz Russell Braden Waters Creek March 29, 1986  
Trout, Brown 20 lb, 14 oz Chad Doughty Chattahoochee River July 27, 2014 Chad Doughty's GA State Record Brown Trout
Trout, Rainbow 17 lb, 8 oz Mark Cochran Soque River, Habersham County May 7, 2004 Mark Cochran's GA State Record Rainbow Trout
Walleye 14 lb, 2 oz Wes Carlton Lake Rabun February 19, 2016 Wes Carlton's GA State Record Walleye