State Record Smallmouth Bass

State

Weight

Length

Bait

Location

Angler

Date

Tennessee / Kentucky

11 lbs 15 oz 27.00" 600 series pearl Bomber diving plug Dale Hollow Reservoir David L. Hayes 7/9/1955
Alabama 10 lbs 8 oz Drifting live yellowtails (threadfins shad)
on split shot rigs?
Wheeler Dam Tailwater Owen F. Smith 10/8/1950
North Carolina 10 lbs 0 oz   Hiwassee Reservoir Archie Lampkin 6/1/1951
Ohio 9 lbs 8 oz 23.5″ 1/2 ounce rattle snakie Lake Erie Randy Van Dam 6/16/1993
South Carolina 9 lbs 7 oz 24.5" crankbait worked off the rocks LakeJocassee Terry Dodson 2001
California 9 lbs 13 oz 24.75″ 6 inch long charcoal colored
Castaic swimbait
Pardee Reservoir (Amador) Harold Hardin 7/03/2007
West Virginia 9 lbs 12 oz 24.25″   South Branch David Lindsay 1971
Idaho 9 lbs 11.5 oz 23.75″   Dworshak Reservoir Dan Steigers 10/28/06
Michigan 9 lbs 4 oz 27.25″   Long Lake W.F. Shoemaker 1906
Wisconsin 9 lbs 1 oz   Indian Lake unknown 6/21/1950
Washington 8 lbs 12 oz   Columbia River – Hanford Reach Ray Wonacott 4/23/1966
Nevada 8 lbs 11 oz 21.5″   Sheep Creek Reservoir Curtis Ockerman 5/31/2010
Pennsylvania 8 lbs 8 oz   Scotts Run Lake Robert T. Steelman 1997
Kentucky ———– —– Kentucky and Tenn. both list the world record as being caught in their state 7/9/1955
Maryland 8 lbs 4 oz   Liberty Reservoir Gary Peters 10/4/1974
New York 8 lbs 4 oz Jig and Grub Tail Lake Erie Andrew C. Kartesz 6/4/1995
Oklahoma 8 lbs 3 oz 23.5″ using a jerk bait Lake Eufaula Steve McLarty 3/4/2006
Massachusetts 8 lbs 2 oz Wachusett holds the record for 6 fish! Wachusett Reservoir Barbara Sasen 1991
Virginia 8 lbs 1 oz   New River Donald S. Eaton, Jr 3/12/2003
Maine 8 lbs 0 oz   Thompson Lake George Dyer 1970
Minnesota 8 lbs 0 oz   West Battle Lake John Creighton 1948
Utah 7 lbs 6 oz 22″   Midview Reservoir (Lake Borham) Alan Iorg 1996
Arkansas 7 lbs 5 oz   Bull Shoals Lake Acie Dickerson 4/1/1969
Indiana 7 lbs 4 oz   Twin Lake Dana Yoder 1992
New Jersey 7 lbs 2 oz   Round Valley Reservoir Carol Marciniak 1990
Georgia 7 lbs 2 oz   Lake Chatuge Jack Hall 3/28/1973
Missouri 7 lbs 2 oz   Stockton Lake Kevin S. Clingan 12/18/1994
Mississippi 7 lbs 15 oz   Pickwick Lake – Yellow Creek Arm Thomas Wilbanks 1/24/1987
Texas 7 lbs 14.88 oz 23″   Lake Meredith Timothy Teague 3/13/1998
New Hampshire 7 lbs 14.5 oz 23.25″   Goose Pond Francis H. Lord 8/1/1970
Oregon 7 lbs 14 oz   Henry Hagg Lake Kevin Silver 10/8/2000
Connecticut 7 lbs 12 oz   Shenipsit Lake Joseph Mankauskas Jr. 1980
Iowa 7 lbs 12 oz 22.75″   West Okoboji Lake Rick Gray 9/1990
Nebraska 7 lbs. 4 oz crawfish Missouri River Dennis Swanson 9/16/2000
Arizona 7 lbs 0.96 oz 22.75″   Roosevelt Lake Dennis K. Barnhall 3/18/1988
New Mexico 6 lbs 14.4 oz 22″   Navajo Lake David L. Young 5/15/1999
North Dakota 6 lbs 13 oz 19″   Lake Darling Bruce Elberg 04/14/2007
Vermont 6 lbs 12.96 oz   Lake Eden Issac Spaulding 9/10/2003
South Dakota 6 lbs 9 oz pic of fish Lake Poinsett Darin Laue 4/27/2008
Kansas 6 lbs 8.8 oz 21.5″ jerk bait about 1 p.m. Milford Reservoir Frank Evans Jr. 4/14/2010
Colorado 6 lbs 8 oz 20.75″ press release and pics of catch Aurora Reservoir Conner Peitsmeyer -age 11 11/12/2010
Illinois 6 lbs 7 oz   strip mine lake Mark Samp 3/26/1985
Montana 6 lbs 6.6 oz 21″ crawdad Fort Peck Reservoir Mike Otten 7/30/2002
Rhode Island 6 lbs 4 oz 22.5″   Wash Pond B. Ferris Sept. 1977
Wyoming 5 lbs .94 oz 21″   Flaming Gorge Reservoir Bubba O’Neil 2003
Hawaii 4 lbs 15.68 oz fishing at his secret bass location Secret Location Chad Boteilho 2/7/2004
Delaware 4 lbs 15 oz   Brandywine River Jerry Proffitt 5/29/1989
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