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Fishing

Freshwater Fishing Records

Applying For A Freshwater Fishing Record

The Wildlife Resources Commission maintains records for popular freshwater sport fishes caught by rod and reel or cane pole in state waters. State record fish must be weighed on scales certified by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and verified by a Wildlife Resources Commission fisheries biologist (or biologist designated by the Com­mission). For an application form and other requirements, visit ncwildlife.org/FishingRecords, or call the Inland Fisheries Division at 919-707-0220.

North Carolina FreshWater Fishing Records

Species

Weight Lbs/Oz

Location

Date

Angler’s Name

Lure or Bait

BASS

Bodie (striped bass hybrid)

17/7

Lake Chatuge

3/15/96

Michael R. Hogsed

Rebel jointed plug

Roanoke

2/11

Fishing Creek, Nash Co.

4/27/94

Richard Elijah Evans

Spinner bait

Largemouth

15/14

Pond, Union Co.

3/29/91

William H.Wofford

Crankbait

Rock

1/14

Deep River

4/29/98

Robert W. Lytton

Crappie jig

Smallmouth

10/2

Hiwassee Reservoir

6/1/51

Archie Lamkin

Unknown

Spotted

6/5

Lake Norman

12/26/03

Eric M. Weir

Zoom Finesse Worm

Striped

66/0

Hiwassee Reservoir

3/31/12

Tyler Shields

Zoom Trick Worm

White

5/14

Kerr Reservoir

3/15/86

Jim King

Bucktail

CATFISH

Blue

121/9

Lake Gaston

7/5/20

Joey Baird

Cut bait

Flathead

78/14

Neuse River

7/20/20

Tyler Barnes

Live sunfish

White

13/0

Lake James

5/21/90

Jerry Wayne Bentley

Nightcrawler

Channel

23/5

Pond, Moore Co.

9/22/20

John Stone

Cut bait

Brown bullhead

4/0

Greenfield Lake, New Hanover Co.

3/14/16

Mitchell McConnell

Cut bait

PERCH

White

2/15

Falls of the Neuse Reservoir

12/16/01

Bob G. Williams Jr.

Strata Spoon

Yellow

2/9

Indiantown Creek

2/8/90

Evelyn G. Ethridge

Minnow

PICKEREL

Chain

8/0

Gaston Reservoir

2/13/68

John H. Leonard

Minnow

Redfin

2/4

Gallberry Swamp

6/23/97

Edward C. Davis

Minnow

SHAD

American

7/15

Tar River

4/10/74

R.S. Proctor

Shad dart

Hickory

4/1

Pitchkettle Creek

2/22/04

Trey Maroules

Spoon

SUNFISH

Redear (Shellcracker)

4/15

Pond, Edgecombe Co.

5/19/08

Travis Jackson

Worm

Bluegill

4/5

Henderson County

7/27/67

Danny Case

Catawba worm

Flier

1/5

Pond

3/17/90

Douglas N. McCall

Cricket

Green

1/15

Pond, Ashe Co.

7/12/14

Victoria Navaroli

Worm

Redbreast

2/1

Lumber River

6/10/2019

Alphonso Jackson

Cricket

Warmouth

1/13

McLeods Pond, Richmond Co.

5/7/76

Emma Sears

Minnow

Pumpkinseed

1/6

Trent River

5/21/03

John Koonce

Eel

Spotted

0/7

Big Swamp, Robeson Co.

6/25/16

Elijah Crabtree

Beetle spin

TROUT

Brook

7/7

Raven Fork River

5/15/80

G.L. Marshall, Jr.

Rooster Tail

Brown

24/10

Nantahala River

4/17/98

Robert Lee Dyer

Rapala

Rainbow

20/3

Horsepasture River

1/28/06

Leah Johnson

Rapala

OTHER

Bowfin

17/15

Black River

6/21/97

Gregory A. Demery Sr.

Cut bait, sunfish

Carp

48/0

Pond, Mecklenburg Co.

3/11/86

William Houston Jr.

Unknown

Crappie, black

4/15

Asheboro City Lake #4

4/27/80

Dean Dixon

Minnow

Crappie, white

3/15

Private lake, Wake County

4/1/13

Joey Boretti

Storm WildEye® Swim Shad

Freshwater drum

23/8

Kerr Reservoir

3/20/13

Jonathan Wilkerson

Plastic fluke

Grass carp

68/12

Summerlins Pond, Leland

6/8/98

David W. Stowell

Rebel Pop R

Longnose gar

25/0

Intracoastal Waterway near Coinjock

1/30/09

Kelly Williams

Tube minnow

Kokanee salmon

4/1

Nantahala Lake

6/11/14

Jeffery Todd Smith

Dodgers and flashers

Muskellunge

41/8

Lake Adger

1/23/01

Richard W. Dodd

Big Mack

Muskellunge, tiger*

33/8

Lake James

4/3/88

Gary Dean Nanney

Buzzbait

Pike, northern*

11/13

Lake James

8/26/78

Keith Gilliam

Storm Wiggle Wart

Sauger

5/15

Lake Norman

7/25/71

David Shook

Top water Rapala

Smallmouth buffalo

88/0

Lake Wylie

11/14/93

Tony Crawford

Pack bait

Walleye

13/8

Lake Chatuge (Shooting Cr.)

8/16/86

Lamar L. Cofer

Old Faithful spoon