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Tennessee Fishing Records

Last Update December 18, 2014

Class A - Sportfishing Methods

Black Bass
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Coosa (Redeye)  1 lb. 15 oz. Parksville Reservoir Harry E. Parker August 18, 1991
Smallmouth* 11 lbs. 15 oz. Dale Hollow Reservoir D. L. Hayes July 9, 1955
Largemouth 14 lbs. 8 oz. Sugar Creek (Lawrence County) James "Logue" Barnett October 17, 1954
Spotted 6 lbs. 1 oz. Chickamauga Reservoir Chris Coleman February 22, 2011
Alabama 7 lbs. 0 oz. Parksville Reservoir Shane McKee March 10, 2014
True Bass
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Striped Bass (Rockfish) 65 lbs. 6 oz Cordell Hull Reservoir Ralph H. Dallas May 1, 2000
Cherokee (Hybrid) 23 lbs. 3 oz. Stones River Ray Pelfrey April 17, 1998
White 5 lbs. 10 oz. Mississippi River Bill Nelson September 29, 2003
Yellow* 2 lbs. 9 oz. Duck River (near Waverly, TN) John T. Chappell February 27, 1998
Trout
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Brook 3 lbs. 14 oz. Hiwassee River Jerry Wills August 15, 1973
Brown 28 lbs. 12 oz. Clinch River Greg Ensor August 30, 1988
Cutthroat 6 oz. Obey River (Dale Hollow Tailwater) Philip Neyman June 1, 1969
Rainbow 16 lbs. 15 oz. Ft. Patrick Henry Reservoir Ronnie Rowland September 6, 2002
Ohrid* 14 lbs. 5 oz. Watauga Reservoir Richard Lynn Carter March 28, 1986
Lake 22 lbs. 2 oz. Watauga Reservoir Jack Forbes July 3, 2008
Crappie
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Black 4 lbs. 4 oz. Brown's Creek Lake Clyde Freeman March 23, 1985
White 5 lbs. 1 oz. Garner Brown's Pond (Dickson County) Bill Allen April 20, 1968
Perch
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Yellow 2 lb. 2 oz. Parksville Lake Jackie V. Kersey March 10, 2010
Sauger 7 lbs. 6 oz. Kentucky Reservoir (Pickwick tailwater) Rayford D. Voss February 19, 1973
Saugeye 10 lbs. 12 oz. Melton Hill Reservoir Chris Vittetoe July 18, 1998
Walleye* 25 lbs. Old Hickory Reservoir Mabry Harper August 3, 1960
Pike
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Northern   24 lbs. 8 oz. South Holston Reservoir Frank Childers March 28, 1995
Muskellunge 42 lbs. 8 oz. Norris Reservoir Kyle F. Edwards April 27, 1983
Chain Pickerel 7 lbs. 7 oz. Kentucky Reservoir Burke Williams February 2, 1991
Sunfish
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Bluegill 3 lbs. Farm Pond, Bledsoe Co. Brad Pendergrass December 19, 1987
Bluegill 3 lbs. Fall Creek Falls Creek Thelma Grissom June 27, 1977
Pumpkinseed 5 oz. Dogwood Lake Lynn Middleton June 14, 1998
Green 1 lb. 4 oz. North Cross Creek Dwight M. Lehman June 8, 1991
Longear 13 oz. Pond, Overton Co. Kay Forsberg May 15, 1985
Redbreast 1 lb. 5 oz. Holston River R. W. Gillespie June 22, 1974
Redear 3 lbs. 6 oz. Private Pond Annelise S. Houston September 1, 1979
Rock Bass 2 lbs. 8 oz. Stones River Bill Sanford 1958
Warmouth 1 lb. 12 oz. Nolichucky River Frank E. Garrett May 26, 1984
Flier 8 oz. Kentucky Reservoir Craig Ellis June 8, 2001
Orangespotted 5 oz. Nolichucky River Donald Daryl Fox May 30, 1982
Catfish
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Channel 41 lbs. Fall Creek Falls Lake Clint Walters, Jr. July 30, 1982
Blue 112 lbs. Lock C, Cumberland River Robert E. Lewis June 7, 1998
Flathead 85 lbs. 15 oz. Hiwassee River Larry Kaylor July 25, 1993
Black Bullhead 3 lbs. 6 oz. Emberton's Pond, Cannon Co. Hunter Chance Gaither February 20, 1997
Brown Bullhead 3 lbs. 15 oz. Whiteville Lake Gary Dean Arthur October 25, 2014
Yellow Bullhead 4 lbs. 8 oz. Chickamauga Reservoir Jessie R. Johnson April 21, 1979
Carp
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Bighead* 90 lbs. Guntersville Reservoir Jeffery J. Rorex June 2, 2005
Common 53 lbs. Marrowbone Lake John R. Pepper, Jr. May 21, 1997
Goldfish 1 lb. 11 oz Douglas Reservoir Scott Hickman February 17, 2011
Silver 14 lbs. 13 oz Kentucky Lake Timothy D. Mcaroy October 20, 2013
White Amur (Grass) 70 lbs. Guntersville Reservoir (Nickajack tailwater) Chad A. Killian June 4, 2005
Buffalo
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Bigmouth 62 lbs. 0 oz. J. Percy Priest Reservoir Jeff Wilkins April 1, 2010
Black 58 lbs. 0 oz. Nickajack Reservoir Steve Coursey May 20, 2013
Smallmouth 62 lbs. 7 oz. Percy Priest Reservoir Jerry W. Young April 28, 2001
Gar
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Longnose 38 lbs. 3 oz. Barkley Reservoir Mathew A. Norton April 19, 2002
Shortnose 7 lbs. 3 oz. Cross Creeks (Barkley Res.) Stephanie Flood June 13, 2014
Spotted 10 lbs. 10 oz. Cross Creeks (Barkley Res.) Keith Edward Bartley April 28, 2014
Redhorse
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
Black 3 lbs. 1 oz. South Holston River Roy Hawk February 16, 2009
Golden 2 lbs. 15.5 oz South Holston River W. Powell Partridge, Sr. March 28, 2008
River 11 lbs. 10 oz. Pigeon River David H. Ray May 2, 2009
Smallmouth 1 lb. 10 oz. French Broak River Larry Hamilton July 27, 2013
Silver 4 lbs. 8 oz. Harpeth River Jimmy A. Filson June 21 , 2008
Other Species
Species Weight Location Caught By Date Caught
American Eel 5 lbs. 12 oz. Old Hickory Reservoir Kelly Rollin, Jr. July 29, 2008
Atlantic Needlefish 1.6 oz Pickwick Dam Tailwater J. Wesley Neal September 30, 2008
Bowfin 15 lbs. 7 oz. Reelfoot Lake Charles Aaron June 22, 1983
Paddlefish 95 lbs. 0 oz. Cherokee Lake Gene A. Armstrong April 12, 2014
Creek Chub 7 oz. Dillard Pond#2, U. Paint Creek Jacob Lee Hale May 10, 2014
Central Stoneroller (Hornyhead) 10 oz. Hiwassee River Roy S. King May 1, 1983
Golden Shiner 15 oz. Chickamauga Reservoir Dave Littlejohn March 26, 1999
Gizzard Shad 3 lb. 3 oz. Holston River Preston H. Taylor III December 13, 2008
Skipjack Herring* 4 lbs., 0 oz Watts Bar Reservoir Chris Vittetoe February 28, 2004
Goldeye 14 oz. Cumberland River Harold A. Sanders April 17, 1993
Mooneye 1 lb. 4 oz. Hiwassee River Steve D. Moss May 5, 2005
River Carpsucker 1 lb. 9 oz Pickwick Reservoir Dr. Jim Youmans February 28, 1980
Quillback Carpsucker 5 lbs 8 oz. Boone Reservoir Brandon Hollaway June 23, 2012
Spotted Sucker* 3 lbs. 3 oz. Chickamauga Reservoir Greg M. Henry March 9, 2008
White Sucker 1 lb. 10 oz. Little War Creek (Hancock Co.) Jim Habera April 26, 2007
Northern Hogsucker 2 lb. 9 oz. South Holsten River Roy Hawk February 16, 2009
Freshwater Drum* 54 lbs. 8 oz. Nickajack Reservoir Benny Hull April 20, 1972
Tilapia 3 lbs. 7 oz. Old Hickory Reservoir Scott Fujimura November 4, 2014

(*) - indicates a world record


Class B - Methods Other Than Rod and Reel:

(a) trotline, (b) limbline, (c) jug, (d) slat basket, (e) grabbling, (f) grab hooks, (g) snatch hooks, (h) tubbing, (i) archery, (j) speargun, (k) dipping, (l) commercial gear, (m) cast net, (n) seine

All Species - Non-Sportfishing Methods Species Weight Gear Location Caught By Date Caught
Species Weight Cls Location Caught By Date Caught
American Eel 2 lbs. 5 oz. (c) Kentucky Lake (Big Sandy) Timothy D. Mcaroy October 14, 2013
Bigmouth Buffalo 59 lbs. 7 oz. (i) J. Percy Priest Reservoir Brett J. Dennison May 2, 2013
Smallmouth Buffalo 68 lbs. 8 oz. (i) Kentucky Reservoir Reece Bledsoe
Jonathon Bledsoe
April 6, 2013
Black Buffalo 80 lbs. (a) Robco Lake (Shelby Co.) Hiluard J. Deloach April 1, 1980
Bighead Carp 95 lbs. 0 oz. (l) Kentucky Lake (Eagle Creek) Billy Roberson September 3, 2014
Silver Carp 36 lbs. 0 oz. (i) Kentucky Lake CeJae Brown June 13, 2013
Bowfin 21 lbs. 12 oz. (i) Cedar Creek Pat Johns June 3, 1997
Common Carp 52 lbs. 14 oz. (i) Nickajack Reservoir Allen Kimsey July 24, 2002
River Redhorse 11 lbs. 6 oz. (f) West Fork of Obey River John Mark Keisling April 28, 2007
Black Redhorse 3 lbs. 10 oz. (a) Chilhowee Reservoir Lewis Winters October 26, 2007
Quillback 3 lbs. 8 oz. (i) Obion River (Hop-In) Travis Reaves August 2, 2014
River Carpsucker 4 lbs. 4 oz. (i) J. Percy Priest Reservoir Jeremy Bozza May 5, 2014
Paddlefish 120 lbs. (g) Center Hill Reservoir (Bluehole) John T. Johnson March 23, 1982
Flathead Catfish 92 lbs. (l) Mississippi River Kenneth A. Childress,
Jackie W. Stafford,
Jerry L. Stafford
November 30, 2000
Blue Catfish 130 lbs. (l) Ft. Loudoun Reservoir J. C. Garland,
Bill Norman,
Richard Reagan
December 18, 1976
Black Bullhead Catfish 3 lbs. 14 oz. (k) Lakeland Trout Farm David Tait June 18, 1982
Brown Bullhead Catfish 3 lbs. 4 oz. (c) Whiteville Lake Gary Dean Arthur October 25, 2014
Channel Catfish 12 lbs. 14.4 oz. (b) Hiwassee River (Bradley Co.) Jolene & Justin Watson September 8, 2014
Yellow Bullhead Catfish 0 lbs. 9 oz. (c) Beaver Creek (Knoxville) Dan Pluff September 17, 2013
Longnose Gar 40 lbs. 0 oz. (i) Chisholm Lake Jimmy D. Buckner April 19, 2014
White Amur
(Grass Carp)
78 lbs. (i) Nickajack Reservoir Allen Kimsey May 19, 2001
Shortnose Gar 8 lbs. 4 oz. (i) Chickamauga Reservoir Scott Simmons April 15, 1984
Spotted Gar 12 lbs (i) Reelfoot Lake Jim Ulerick April 14, 2013
Freshwater Drum 25 lbs. 7 oz. (i) Nickajack Reservoir Allen Kimsey April 23, 2002
Gizzard Shad 2 lbs. 14 oz. (l) Kentucky Reservoir Billy Roberson April 18, 2013
Skipjack Herring 1 lb. 6 oz. (l) Cypress Creek Mike Tolley May 6, 1984
Central Stoneroller
Horneyhead
5 oz. (g) Doe River Rex Timbs November 6, 1997
Spotted Sucker 2 lbs. 10 oz. (i) Kentucky Lake - Standing Rock Creek Embayment Christopher Todd July 26, 1996
Northern Hogsucker 1 lb. 10 oz. (i) Kentucky Lake - Standing Rock Creek Dale E. Brooks August 6, 1996