Idaho State Sportfishing Records

Trout Family

                                                                          

Lake (Mackinaw) 57 1/2 lb.    Priest Lake        Lyle McClure          1971                          

Kamloops        37 lb.        Pend Oreille Lake  Wes Hamlet            1947                          

Rainbow         19 lb.        Hayden Lake        R. M. Williams        1947                          

Steelhead       30 lb. 2 oz   Clearwater River   Keith Powell          1973                          

Cutthroat       18 lb. 15 oz. Bear Lake          Roger Grunig          1970                          

Cutthroat/bow Hybrid  24 lb.  Pend Oreille Lake  Irwin H. Donart       1991

Brook           7 lb. 1 oz.   Henrys Lake        DeVere Stratton       1978                          

Bull (Dolly Varden)32 lb.     Pend Oreille Lake  Nelson Higgins        1949

Brown           26 lb. 6 oz. S. Fk. Snake River  Farrell Oswald        1981                         

Golden          5 lb. 2 oz.   White Sands Lake   George Wolverton      1958                         

Mt. Whitefish   5 lb. 4 oz.   S. Fk. Payefte River    Unknown          1941                          

Grayling        2 lb. 7 oz.   Nez Perce Lake      Velma Mahaffey       1992                          

Chinook (Ocean-run) 45 lb.    Salmon River        Hurbert Staggie      1964                          

Chinook (Freshwater) 42 lb.   Coeur d'Alene Lake  Jane Clifford        1987                          

Atlantic Salmon  13.25 lb.    Deadwood Reservoir  Garrett Buffington   1995
                          
Kokanee         6 lb. 9 1/2 oz. Priest Lake       Jerry Verge          1975

Coho            5 lb. 8 oz.   Cascade Reservoir   Verne S. Ward        1992  

*Sockeye        5 lb.         Redfish Lake        June McCray          1970 

Splake          1 lb. 9 oz.    N.F. Payette River Dennis Doan          1993                          

Other Species

*Sturgeon (Rod & Reel) 394 lb. Snake River        Glenn Howard         1956                          

*Sturgeon (Set Line)  675 lb.  Snake River        Unknown              1908 

Largemouth Bass  10 lb. 15 oz. Anderson Lake      Mrs. M. Taylor       ?

Smallmouth Bass   8 lb. 1/2 oz.Dworshak Res.      Dan Steigers         1995

Channel Catfish   31 lb.       Snake River        Lorraine Ravary      1975

Bullhead Catfish  3 lb. 14 oz. Brownlee Res.      James Winter         1986

Flathead Catfish  58 lb. 8 oz.   Brownlee Res.    Newberry/McCormick   1994

Yellow Perch      2 lb. 9.6 oz. Wilson Lake       Jerry Hamblin        1976

Black Crappie     2 lb. 14.7 oz. Brownlee Res.    Steve Madsen         1993

White Crappie     2 lb. 12 oz.   Brownlee Res.    Ed Pierce            1995

*Ling (Burbot)    14 lb.         Kootenai River   P. A. Dayton         1954

Northern Pike     38 lb. 9 oz.  Coeur d'Alene Lake Dennis Hicks        1992

Tiger Muskie      21 lb. 8 oz.  Hauser Lake        Rod Sala            1997

Bluegill          3 lb. 8 oz.  C.J. Strike Res.    Darrell Grim        1966

Pumpkinseed       14 oz.       Chase Lake          Bob Russell         1977

Warmouth          9.6 oz.      Snake River         Marvin Stevens      1988

Green Sunfish     5 oz.        Hauser Lake         Tom Fulton          1994

Walleye           15 lb. 9 oz. Salmon Falls Cr. Res. Jim McMullen      1987

Nongame Species

Carp              37 1/2 lb.  Brownlee Reservoir     Jere Bower        1988                          

Tench             3.82 lb.    Freeman Lake           Louie Adams       1994

Squawfish         4 lb. 6 oz. Pend Oreille Lake      Lloyd Campbell    1995                          

Sucker, Largescale  4 lb. 1 1 oz. Squaw Bay, CDA Lake  Tyler Nimke     1995  

*Species that can no longer be legally harvested.


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The above information was taken from the Idaho State "General Fishing Seasons and Rules" pamphlet, 1996-1997 edition.

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