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Kentucky state record fish

July 1996

Name of fish Weight Caught by Location Date

Ancient Fish

Bowfin 12 lbs. Mary Jo Purdy Madisonville, KY Strip Mine Lake,Muhlenberg Co. 06/19/85
Long-nosed Gar 40 lbs. Kelsie Travis,
Jr.Paducah, KY
Ohio River 08/08/56
Paddlefish (Spoonbill) 82 lbs. Standley Shelton Lexington, KY Parrish Lakes, Scott County 06/12/82
Sturgeon 36 lbs. 8 ozs. Barney Frazier
Corbin, KY
Lake Cumberland 10/03/54

Bass, Black

Kentucky Bass 7 lbs. 10 ozs. A.E. Sellers
Louisville, KY
Nelson County 06/13/70
Largemouth Bass 13 lbs. 10.4 ozs. Dale Wilson
London, KY
Wood Creek Lake 04/14/84
Smallmouth Bass open for applications      

Bass, Temperate

Striped Bass(Rockfish) 58 lbs. 4 ozs. Roger Foster
Somerset, KY
Beaver Creek, Lake Cumberland 12/11/85
Hybrid Striped Bass 20 lbs. 8 ozs. Mark Wilson
Louisville, KY
Barren River
Tailwaters
04/27/91
White Bass 5 lbs. Lorne Eli Dawson Springs, KY
Tie with
B.B. Hardin Mt. Eden, KY
Kentucky Lake Herrington Lake 07/11/43

06/03/57

Yellow Bass 1 lb. 1 oz. DeWayne West Hopkinsville, KY Little River,Lake Barkley 03/10/91

Carp/Sucker

Big Head Carp 25 lbs. Doug Anderson Bremen, KY Green River 07/07/96
Blue Sucker 4 lbs. 8 ozs. Lanny Owens Lockport, KY Kentucky River 06/20/95
Buffalo (Smallmouth) 47 lbs. 12 ozs. Don Richards
Reynolds Station, KY
Rough River,
Long Lick Creek
04/30/94
Common Carp 54 lbs. 14 ozs. Ricky Vance
Paris, KY
South Fork,
Liking River
03/13/71

Catfish

Blue Catfish 100 lbs. J.E. Copeland
Benton, KY
Tennessee River,
Kentucky Lake Tailwaters
08/21/70
Bullhead Catfish 5 lbs. 3 ozs. Harry Case
Paris, Ky
Guist Creek Lake 10/18/92
Channel Catfish 28.3 lbs. Hope Tinsley
Ft. Worth, TX
Farm Pond,
Hickman County
05/29/94
Flathead Catfish 97 lbs. Esker Carroll Green River 06/06/56

Drum

Freshwater Drum 38 lbs. Larry Cardwell Morgantown, KY Green River 06/05/80

Herring

Skipjack Herring 2 lbs. 4 ozs. Jim Strader
Anchorage, KY
Cumberland River 02/27/92

Perch

Sauger 7 lbs. 7 ozs. Rastie Andrew Jamestown, KY Lake Cumberland 04/28/83
Walleye 21 lbs. 8 ozs. Abe Black
Shaker Heights, OH
Lake Cumberland 10/01/58
Yellow Perch 0.47 lb. Theresa Mazzoli
Louisville, KY
Blood River,
Kentucky Lake
05/30/96

Pike

Chain Pickerel 5 lbs. 6 ozs. Tommy Thompson Bardwell, KY Forked Lake,
Carlisle County
07/08/83
Grass Pickerel .63 lbs. Gerald Gallagher
Louisville, KY
Wilson Creek,
Bullitt County
07/17/89
Muskellunge 43 lbs. Porter Hash
Edmonton, KY
Dale Hollow Lake 03/13/78
Northern Pike 9 lbs. 8 ozs. Howard F. Renfro
Madisonville, KY
Strip Mine Lake,
Muhlenberg Co.
10/15/81
Tiger Muskie (Muskellunge Hybrid) 13 lbs. 12 ozs. James Mollet
Auxier, KY
Dewey Lake 05/05/81

Sunfish

Bluegill 4 lbs. 3 ozs. Phil Conyers
Madisonville, KY
Strip Mine Lake,
Hopkins County
08/05/80
Crappie

(White or black)

4 lbs. 3 ozs. David Crowe Madisonville, KY Lake Peewee,
Hopkins County
04/16/69
Green Sunfish 1 lb. 2 ozs. John Meriwether Henderson, KY Farm Pond,
Ballard County
07/31/82
Longear Sunfish 13.28 ozs. Anthony Lynch Salyersville, KY Strip Mine Pond,
Magoffin County
06/23/94
Redear Sunfish (Shellcracker) 3 lbs. 1 oz. Betty Truax
Finchville, KY
Farm Pond,
Shelby County
05/24/82
Rock Bass 1 lbs. 10 ozs. H.S. White
Cadiz, KY
Casey Creek,
Trigg County
05/26/75
Warmouth 1 lb. 4 ozs. Marty Riehemann Ft. Thomas, KY Farm Pond,
Boone County
06/03/90

Trout

Brook Trout 1 lb. 5 ozs. R. James Augustus
Louisville, KY
Martins Fork 08/21/82
Brown Trout 18 lbs. 8 ozs. Randy Gibson
Bakerton, KY
Cumberland River, Lake Cumberland Tailwaters 06/11/88
Lake Trout 5 lbs. 5 ozs. John McDonogh Jeffersontown, KY Cumberland River 04/04/83
Rainbow Trout 14 lbs. 6 ozs. Jim Mattingly
Somerset, KY
Cumberland River, Lake Cumberland Tailwaters 09/10/72

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