Bass fishing state records

Georgia – Largemouth bass at 22lb 4oz (Montgomery Lake) and smallmouth bass at 7lbs 2oz (Lake Chatuge). The largemouth state record is also the world record.

Hawaii – Largemouth bass at 9lb 15oz and smallmouth bass at 4lbs 4oz, both of which are undetermined in terms of the location

Idaho – Largemouth bass at 10lb 15oz (Anderson Lake) and smallmouth bass at 8lbs
1oz (Dworshak Lake)

Illinois – Largemouth bass at 13lb 1oz (Stone Quarry Lake) and smallmouth bass at 6lbs 7oz (Strip Mine Lake)

Indiana – Largemouth bass at 14lb 12oz (unrecorded) and smallmouth bass at 7lbs
4oz (Twin Lake)

Iowa – Largemouth bass at 10lb 14oz (Lake Fisher) and smallmouth bass at 7lbs
12oz (West Okoboji Lake)

Kansas – Largemouth bass at 11lb 12oz (private pond) and smallmouth bass at 6lbs
6oz (Milford Reservoir)

Kentucky – Largemouth bass at 13lb 10oz (Wood Creek Lake) and smallmouth bass at
8lbs 7oz (Kentucky Lake)

Louisiana – Largemouth bass at 15lb 14oz, although it is not known where, and the smallmouth bass record has not been identified yet

Massachusetts – Largemouth bass at 15lb 8oz  (Sampsons Pond) and smallmouth bass at 8lbs 2oz (Wachusett Reservoir)

Maine – Largemouth bass at 11lb 10oz (Moose Pond) and smallmouth bass at 8lbs (Thompson Lake)

Maryland – Largemouth bass at 11lb 4oz (private pond) and smallmouth bass at
8lbs 2oz (Liberty Reservoir)

Michigan – Largemouth bass at 11lb 15oz (Bamfield Dam) and smallmouth bass at
9lbs 4oz (Long Lake)

Minnesota – Largemouth bass at 8lb 12oz (Tetonka Lake) and smallmouth bass at
8lbs 0oz (West Battle Lake)

Missouri – Largemouth bass at 13lb 14oz (Bull Shoals Lake) and smallmouth bass at 7lbs 2oz  (Stockton Lake)

Mississippi – Largemouth bass at 18lb 2oz (Natchez State Park Lake) and smallmouth bass at 7lbs 15oz (Pickwick Lake)

Montana  – Largemouth bass at 8lb 4oz (Many Lake) and smallmouth bass at 6lbs
6oz (Fort Peck Reservoir)

North Carolina – Largemouth bass at 15lb 14oz (private) and smallmouth bass at
10lbs (Hiwassee Reservoir)

North Dakota – Largemouth bass at 8lb 7oz (Nelson Lake) and smallmouth bass at
5lbs 9oz (Lake Sakakawea)

Nebraska – Largemouth bass at 10lb 11oz (unidentified) and smallmouth bass at
6lbs 1oz (Missouri Lake)

New Hampshire – Largemouth bass at 10lb 8oz (Lake Potanipo) and smallmouth bass at 7lbs 14oz (Goose Pond)

New Jersey – Largemouth bass at 10lb 14oz (Menantico Sand Wash Pond) and smallmouth bass at 7lbs 2oz (Round Valley Reservoir)

New Mexico – Largemouth bass at 15lb 13oz (Bill Evans Lake) and smallmouth bass at 6lbs 14oz (Navajo Lake)

New York – Largemouth bass at 11lb 4oz (Buckhorn Lake) and smallmouth bass at
8lbs 4oz (Lake Erie)

Nevada – Largemouth bass at 12lb (Lake Mead) and smallmouth bass at 5lbs 1oz
(South Fork Reservoir)

Ohio – Largemouth bass at 13lb 2oz (private pond) and smallmouth bass at 9lbs
8oz (Lake Erie)

Oklahoma – Largemouth bass at 14lb 11oz (Lake Eufaula) and smallmouth bass at
7lbs 12oz (Broken Bow Lake)

Oregon – Largemouth bass at 11lb 10oz (private pond) and smallmouth bass at 8lbs
12oz (Henry Hagg Lake)

Pennsylvania – Largemouth bass at 11lb 3oz (Birch Run Reservoir) and smallmouth bass at 8lbs 8oz (Scotts Run Lake)

Rhode Island – Largemouth bass at 10lb 6oz (Carbuncle Pond) and smallmouth bass at 5lbs 15oz (Wash Pond)

South Carolina – Largemouth bass at 16lb 2oz (Lake Marion) and smallmouth bass at 9lbs 7oz (Lake Jocassee)

South Dakota – Largemouth bass at 9lb 3oz (private pond) and smallmouth bass at
6lbs 2oz (Missouri River)

Tennessee – Largemouth bass at 14lb 8oz (Sugar Creek) and smallmouth bass at
11lbs 15oz (Dale Hollow Reservoir)

Texas – Largemouth bass at 18lb 3oz (Lake Fork) and smallmouth bass at 7lbs 15oz
(Lake Meredith)

Utah – Largemouth bass at 10lb 2oz (Lake Powell) and smallmouth bass at 7lbs 6oz
(Midview Reservoir)

Vermont – Largemouth bass at 10lb 4oz (Lake Dunmore) and smallmouth bass at 6lbs
12oz (Lake Champlain)

Virginia – Largemouth bass at 16lb 4oz (Connor Lake) and smallmouth bass at 8lbs
1oz (New River)

Washington – Largemouth bass at 11lb 9oz (Banks Lake) and smallmouth bass at
8lbs 12oz (Columbia River)

Washington DC – No bass state records have been identified as yet, although you can fish for bass in the area.

Wisconsin – Largemouth bass at 11lb 3oz (Ripley Lake) and smallmouth bass at
9lbs 1oz (Indian Lake)

West Virginia – Largemouth bass at 9lb 10oz (Dog Run Lake) and smallmouth bass at 9lbs 12oz (South Branch)

Wyoming – Largemouth bass at 7lb 14oz (private pond) and smallmouth bass at 5lbs
9oz (Flaming Gorge Reservoir)

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