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North Carolina Freshwater Fishing Records
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BASS
Species 
Weight
Location
Date
Angler 
Lure/Bait  
Bodie
(striped/white bass hybrid)
17 lbs 7 oz
Lake Chatuge
3/15/96
Michael R. Hogsed
Rebel Jointed Plug
Roanoke
2 lbs 11 oz
Nash County Fishing Creek
4/27/94
Richard Elijah Evans
Spinnerbait
Largemouth
15 lbs 14 oz
Farm Pond, Union County
3/29/91
William H. Wofford
Crankbait
Rock (redeye)
1 lb 14 oz
Deep River, Carbonton
4/29/98
Robert W. Lytton
Crappie Jig
Smallmouth
10 lbs 2 oz
Hiwassee Reservoir
6/1/51
Archie Lampkin
Unknown
Spotted

6 lbs 5 oz

Lake Norman
12/26/03
Eric M. Weir
Zoom Finesse Worm
Striped
54 lbs 2 oz
Hiwassee Reservoir
6/7/91
Larry KIeith Verner
Minnow
White
5 lbs 14 oz
Kerr Reservoir
3/15/86
Jim King
Bucktail

CATFISH  
Species 
Weight
Location
Date
Angler 
Lure/Bait  
Blue
89 lbs
Badin Lake
11/25/06
Eric Fincher
Shiner
Channel
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Flathead
69 lbs
Cape Fear River
7/26/94
Edward C. Davis
Perch
White
13 lbs
Lake James
5/21/90
Jerry Wayne Bentley
Night crawler
Brown Bullhead
3 lbs 12 oz
Buck Hall Creek, Duplin County
4/26/97
Gregory Dale Hughes
Night crawler

PERCH 
Species 
Weight
Location
Date
Angler 
Lure/Bait  
White
2 lbs 15 oz
Falls of the Neuse Reservoir
12/16/01
Bob G. Williams, Jr.
Strata Spoon
Yellow
2 lbs 9 oz
Indiantown Creek
2/8/90
Evelyn G. Ethridge
Minnow

PICKEREL
Species 
Weight
Location
Date
Angler 
Lure/Bait  
Chain
8 lbs
Gaston Reservoir
2/13/68
John H. Leonard
Minnow
Redfin
2 lbs 4 oz
Gallberry Swamp
6/23/97
Edward C. Davis
Minnow

SHAD 
Species 
Weight
Location
Date
Angler 
Lure/Bait  
American
7 lbs 15 oz
Tar River
4/10/74
R.S. Proctor
Shad dart
Hickory

4 lbs 1 oz

Pitchkettle Creek
2/22/04
Trey Maroules
Spoon

SUNFISH  
Species 
Weight
Location
Date
Angler 
Lure/Bait  
Pumpkinseed
1 lb 6 oz
Trent River
5/21/03
John Koonce
Eel
Redear (shellcracker)
4 lbs 6 oz*
Lookout Shoals Lake
6/12/88
Rondal Sweet
Orange Rooster-tail
Bluegill
4 lbs 5 oz
Henderson County
7/27/67
Danny Case
Catawba worm
Flier
1 lb 5 oz
Private pond
3/17/90
Douglas N. McCall
Cricket
Green
15 oz
Farm Pond, Johnston County
5/18/05
Robert Womack
Night crawler
Redbreast
1 lb12 oz
Bladen Co. Big Swamp
5/29/83
Ronald Stanley
Beetle spin
Warmouth
1 lb 13 oz
Richmond Co. McLeods Pond
5/7/76
Emma Sears
Minnow

 *This record was tied by Scott Miller in Union Farm Pond on June 12, 1994. 

TROUT  
Species 
Weight
Location
Date
Angler 
Lure/Bait  
Brook
7 lbs 7 oz
Raven Fork River
5/15/80
G.L. Marshall, Jr.
Rooster tail
Brown
24 lbs 10 oz
Nantahala River
4/17/98
Robert Lee Dyer
#11 Rapala
Rainbow
16 lbs 5 oz
Jackson County
12/20/89
Terry L. Gregory
Night crawler

OTHER
Species 
Weight
Location
Date
Angler 
Lure/Bait  
Bowfin
17 lbs 15 oz
Black River
6/21/97
Gregory A. Demery, Sr.
Cut bait bream
Carp
48 lbs
Mecklenburg Co. pond
3/11/86
William Houston, Jr.
Unknown
Crappie
4 lbs 15 oz
Asheboro City Lake #4
4/27/80
Dean Dixon
Minnow
Freshwater Drum
17 lbs 8 oz
Kerr Lake
12/27/03
Paul J. Riggs, Jr
Jigging spoon
Grass Carp
68 lbs 12 oz
Summerlins Pond, Leland
6/8/98
David W. Stowell
Rebel Pop R
Longnose Gar

19 lbs 4 oz

Northeast Cape Fear River
5/15/02
Joseph M. Mobley
Rapala broken back minnow
Muskellunge
41 lbs 8 oz
Lake Adger
1/23/01
Richard W. Dodd
Big Mack
Tiger Muskellunge
33 lbs 8 oz
Lake James
4/3/88
Gary Dean Nanney
Buzzbait
Northern Pike
11 lbs 13 oz
Lake James
8/26/78
Keith Gilliam
Storm Wiggle Wart
Sauger
5 lbs 15 oz
Norman Lake
7/25/71
David Shook
Topwater rapala
Smallmouth Buffalo
88 lbs
Lake Wylie
11/14/93
Tony Crawford
Pack bait
Walleye
13 lbs 8 oz
Lake Chatuge (Shooting Cr.)
8/16/86
Lamar L. Cofer
Old faithful spoon