Logo

State Record Holders

Fishing Regulations Icon Delaware Fishing

Freshwater

Species

Weight

Angler

Year

Bass (Hyb.), Striped

13 lbs. 13 ozs.

Earl Blevins

1990

Bass, Largemouth

11 lbs. 1.6 ozs.

Andrew Klein

2016

Bass, Smallmouth

4 lbs. 15.5 ozs.

Jerry Proffitt

1989

Bluegill

2 lbs. 10 ozs.

Arnold Harmon

1998

Clifford Snyder

2001

Carp

45 lbs.

Ronald Burnett

1976

Catfish

36 lbs. 3 ozs.

Jordan Chelton

2017

Crappie

4 lbs. 9 ozs.

Marvin Billips

1976

Musky

19 lbs. 13 ozs.

Thomas Sutton

2013

Perch, White

2 lbs. 9 ozs.

Wayne Hastings

1997

Perch, Yellow

2 lbs. 11ozs.

Marvin Kessinger

1976

Pickerel, Chain

7 lbs. 3 ozs.

Earl Messick

1972

Shad, American

6 lbs. 12 ozs.

Bayard Conaway

1972

Snakehead

12 lbs. 12 ozs.

Bobby Smith

2017

Sunfish, Redear

3 lbs. 1 ozs.

Marty Messick

1998

Trout

11 lbs. 10 ozs.

Edwin Wallace

1997

Walleye

6 lbs. 14 ozs.

Nesbit Copenhaver

1995

Saltwater

Species

Weight

Angler

Year

Albacore, False

20 lbs. 8 ozs.

Tim Parill

2016

Albacore, True

80 lbs.

David Francella

1987

Bass, Striped

52 lbs.

Benjamin Smith

2012

Black Sea Bass

7 lbs. 6 ozs.

Steve Samluk

1988

Bluefish

24 lbs. 13 ozs.

Luis Mispireta

2015

Cobia

No Record

Cod

44 lbs.

John Osborne

1975

Croaker, Atlantic

5 lbs. 3 ozs.

Catherine Simpson

1980

Dolphinfish

56 lbs. 9 ozs.

William D. Emmert

2014

Drum, Black

115 lbs.

Kenneth Smith

1978

Drum, Red

75 lbs.

James Vandetti

1976

Flounder

17 lbs. 15 ozs.

William Kendall

1974

Kingfish

4 lbs.

Billy Hastings

1973

Mackerel, Atlantic

3 lbs. 5 ozs.

Ricky Yakimowicz

1985

Mackerel, King

48 lbs. 9 ozs.

Gordon Harris

1992

Mackerel, Spanish

6 lbs. 4 ozs.

Eric Ludwig

2000

Marlin, Blue

820 lbs.

Bruce King

1986

Marlin, White

120 lbs.

William Garner Jr.

1972

Scup (porgy)

5 lbs. 5 ozs.

Herman Schmidt

1979

Shark (excl. Mako)

825 lbs.

Brent Thomas

1981

Shark, Mako

975 lbs.

Thomas Barnes

2000

Sheepshead

17 lbs. 2 ozs.

Dave Walker

2014

Swordfish

358 lbs.

Kurt Lorenz

2013

Tautog

21 lbs. 4 ozs.

Glenn Cave

2005

Tilefish, Blueline

22 lbs. 3 ozs.

Andrew Orr

2015

Tilefish, Golden

46 lbs. 8ozs.

Tom Schanno

2017

Triggerfish, Gray

6 lbs. 5 ozs.

Buddy J. Masten

2012

Tuna

873 lbs.

Dan Dillon

2005

Wahoo

106 lbs.

Will Stahlgren

2007

Weakfish (Sea trout)

19 lbs. 2 ozs.

William Thomas

1989