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Michigan State Fishing Records

The following list of state record fish is according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Species Weight Waterbody Year Angler
Bass        
Largemouth 11.94 lbs Alcona Dam Pond 1959 Jack Rorex
Largemouth 11.94 lbs Big Pine Island Lake 1934 William J. Maloney
Rock 3.62 lbs Holloway Reservoir 1965 Edward Arnold
Smallmouth 9.25 lbs Long Lake 1906 W. F. Shoemaker
White (Hybrid) 10.75 lbs Kalamazoo River 1996 Jeffrey D. VanBrocklin
White 6.74 lbs Saginaw Bay 1989 David W. Kraushaar
Species Weight Waterbody Year Angler
ATLANTIC SALMON 32.62 lbs Lake Michigan 1981 Elaine G. Bender
Black BUFFALO 33.25 lbs Grand River 2004 Bradley James Nietering
Catfish Weight Waterbody Year Angler
Bullhead, Black 3.44 lbs Magician Lake 1999 Louie Keller
Bullhead, Brown 3.62 lbs   1989 Michael J. Kemp
Channel 40.00 lbs Houghton Lake 1964 Richard French
Channel 40.00 lbs Houghton Lake 1960 Dick Latarski
YELLOW BULLHEAD 3.60 lbs Lake Sixteen 2003 Gary Charles Fox
CHINOOK SALMON Michigan 46.06 lbs Grand River 1978 Ray Essex
COHO SALMON Michigan 30.56 lbs Platte River 1976 Paul Lewandowski
COMMON CARP 61.50 lbs Wolf Lake 1974 Dale E. France
FLATHEAD CATFISH 47.50 lbs Maple River 1943 Elmer Rayner
FRESHWATER DRUM 26.00 lbs Muskegon Lake 1973 James Black
GIZZARD SHAD 4.12 lbs Lake ST.Clair 1996 Gary Bielecki
KOKANEE SALMON 1.94 lbs CLINTON River 1978 John Lee Reiland
LAKE HERRING 5.40 lbs GRAND Traverse Bay-East Arm 1992 Robert E. Rogers
LAKE STURGEON 193.00 lbs Mullett Lake 1974 Joseph Maka
LAKE WHITEFISH 14.28 lbs Lake Superior 1993 Robert J. Majurin
LONGNOSE GAR 18.00 lbs Williamsville Lake 1995 Dennis Promo
LONGNOSE SUCKER 6.88 lbs ST. Joseph River 1986 David W. Rose
MOONEYE 1.69 lbsLake ST.Clair 1995 Robert J. Commire
NORTHERN PIKE 39.00 lbs Dodge Lake 1961 Larry Clough
PINK SALMON 8.56 lbs Carp River 1987 Ron Karasek
QUILLBACK 8.00 lbs Stony Lake 2000 Kevin Vincent Zoulek
Trout Weight Waterbody Year Angler
Brook 9.50 lbs Clear Lake 1996 Dennis Nevins
Brown 34.62 lbs Lake Michigan 2000 Larry Edward Curtis
Lake 61.50 lbs Lake Superior 1997 Lucas Lanczy
Rainbow 26.50 lbs Lake Michigan 1975 Mark Johnson
Sunfish Weight Waterbody Year Angler
Bluegill 2.75 lbs Vaughn Lake 1983 Gary Saylor
Green 1.53 lbs Kirkwood Lake 1990 Julius R. ("Chip") Drotos
Hybrid 1.44 lbs Doans Lake 1991 Lloyd T. Jarman
Hybrid 1.44 lbs Arbutus Lake 1988 Daniel James Manville
Pumpkin 1.35 lbs Baw Beese Lake 2004 Robert William Houser
Redear 1.97 lbs Thompson Lake 2002 Richard F. Alber
Other Weight Waterbody Year Angler
American Eel 7.44 lbs Lake ST. Clair 1990 Chad Markham
Bowfin 14.00 lbs Crooked Lake 1981 Michael Miller
Redhorse 12.89 lbs Muskegon River -Croton Pond 1991 Mike Polega
Round Whitefish - Menomine 4.06 lbs Lake Michigan 1992 Kenneth E. Bilski
Sauger 6.56 lbs Torch Lake 1976 Gary Frederick
Smelts (Family)     1996 John Watson
Splake 17.50 lbs Big Bay De Noc 2004 John A Brockway
Tiger Musky 51.0 lbs LAC VIEUX DESERT 1919 John Knobla
Muskellunge Northern 49.75 lbs Thornapple Lake 2000 John Keith Geml
Muskellunge Great Lakes 48.00 lbs Lake Skegemog 1984 Charles S. Edgecomb
Crappie, Black 4.12 lbs Lincoln Lake 1947 E. Frank Lee
Crappie, White 3.39 lbs Stoney Creek Lake 2000 Terrance Poirier
NORTHERN HOG Sucker 2.54 lbs ST. Joseph River 1994 Allen L. Shembarger
White Sucker 7.19 lbs Au Sable River 1982 Matt J. Frampton
Perch, White 1.88 lbs Lake Huron 2002 Kyle Patrick Ryan
Perch, Yellow 3.75 lbs Lake Independence 1947 George E. Slutter
Walleye 17.19 lbs Pine River 1951 Ray Fadely
Warmouth 1.38 lbs Great Bear Lake 2001 Michael L Berg

 

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