Biggest Fish Caught in Minnesota by Species

The following is a listing of the record size fish caught in Minnesota, by species. At this time, only those fish caught by hook and line are eligible for a Minnesota State record. Fish caught by bow and arrow, by net, or other means are not included in the State records.

State Record by Species
Weight
(lbs-oz)
Length / girth
(inches)
Where Caught County Record Date
Bass, Largemouth
8-15
23.5 / 18
Auburn Lake Carver 10/05/2005
Bass, Rock (tie)
2-0
13.5 / 12.5
Osakis Lake Todd 05/10/1998
” “
2-0
12.6 / 12.4
Lake Winnibigoshish Cass 08/30/2004
Bass, Smallmouth
8-0
n/a
West Battle Lake Otter Tail 1948
Bass, White
4-2.4
18.5 / 15.1
Mississippi River Pool 5 Wabasha 05/04/2004
Bluegill
2-13
n/a
Alice Lake Hubbard 1948
Bowfin
11-4
35/ 20
St. Croix River Washington 10/07/2008
Buffalo, Bigmouth
41-11
38.5 / 29.5
Mississippi River Goodhue 05/07/1991
Buffalo, Black
20-.5
34.2 / 20
Minnesota River Nicollet 06/26/1997
Buffalo, Smallmouth
20-0
32 / 23-3/4
Big Sandy Aitkin 09/20/2003
Bullhead, Black
3-13.12
17.17 / 14.96
Reno Lake Pope 06/08/1997
Bullhead, Brown
7-1
24.4 / n/a
Shallow Lake Itasca 05/21/1974
Bullhead, Yellow
3-10.5
17 7/8 / 11 3/4
Osakis Lake Todd 08/05/2002
Burbot
19-3
36 1/4 / 22 3/4
Lake of the Woods Lake of the Woods 02/17/2001
Carp
55-5
42 / 31
Clearwater Lake Wright 07/10/1952
Carpsucker, River
3-15
19.5 / 14
Mississippi River Ramsey 03/09/1991
Catfish, Channel
38-0
44 / n/a
Mississippi River Hennepin 1975
Catfish, Flathead
70-0
n/a
St. Croix River Washington 1970
Crappie, Black
5-0
21 / n/a
Vermillion River Dakota 1940
Crappie, White
3-15
18 / 16
Lake Constance Wright 07/28/2002
Drum, Freshwater (Sheepshead)
35-3.2
36 / 31
Mississippi River Winona 10/05/1999
Eel, American
6-9
36 / 14
St. Croix River Washington 08/08/1997
Gar, Longnose
16-12
53 / 16.5
St. Croix River Washington 05/04/1982
Gar, Shortnose
4-9.6
34.6 / 10
Mississippi River Hennepin 07/22/1984
Goldeye
2-13.1
20.1 / 11.5
Root River Houston 06/10/2001
Hogsucker, Northern
1-15
14.25 / 7 1/8
Sunrise River Chisago 08/16/1982
Mooneye
1-15
16.5 / 9.75
Minnesota River Redwood 06/18/1980
Muskellunge
54-0
56 / 27.8
Lake Winnibigoshish Itasca 1957
Muskellunge, Tiger
34-12
51 / 22.5
Lake Elmo Washington 07/07/1999
Perch, Yellow
3-4
n/a
Lake Plantaganette Hubbard 1945
Pike, Northern
45-12
n/a
Basswood Lake Lake 05/16/1929
Pumpkinseed
1-5.6
10.1 / 12 1/8
Leech Lake Cass 06/06/1999
Quillback
7-4.5
22 58 / 18
Upper Red Lake Beltrami 08/09/2010
Redhorse, Golden
3-15.5
20.125 / 12.375
Root River Fillmore 04/30/2007
Redhorse, Greater
12-11.5
28.5 / 18.5
Sauk River Stearns Wing 05/20/2005
Redhorse, River
12-10
28.38 / 20
Kettle River Pine 05/20/2005
Redhorse, Shorthead
7-15
27 / 15
Rum River Anoka 08/05/1983
Redhorse, Silver
9-15
26.6 / 16 7/8
Big Fork River Koochiching 04/16/2004
Salmon, Atlantic
12-13
35.5 / 16.5
Baptism River Lake 10/12/1991
Salmon, Chinook (King) (tie)
33-4
44.75 / 25.75
Poplar River Cook 09/23/1989
” “
33-4
42.25 / 26.13
Lake Superior St.Louis 10/12/1989
Salmon, Coho
10-6.5
27.3 / n/a
Lake Superior Lake 11/07/1970
Salmon, Kokanee
2-15
20 / 11.5
Caribou Lake Itasca 08/06/1971
Salmon, Pink
4-8
23.5 / 13.2
Cascade River Cook 09/09/1989
Sauger
6-2.75
23 7/8 / 15
Mississippi River Goodhue 05/23/1988
Splake
13-5.44
33 1/2 / 19
Larson Lake Itasca 02/11/2001
Sturgeon, Lake
94-4
70 / 26.5
Kettle River Pine 09/05/1994
Sturgeon, Shovelnose
5-9
36 / 11-7/8
Mississippi River near Red Wing Goodhue 06/04/2007
Sucker, Blue
14-3
30.4 / 20.2
Mississippi River Wabasha 02/28/1987
Sucker, Longnose
3-10.6
21 / 10.25
Brule River Cook 05/19/2005
Sucker, White
9-1
24.25 / 16.25
Big Fish Lake Stearns 05/01/1983
Sunfish, Green
1-4.8
10.25 / 10.625
North Arbor Lake Hennepin 06/14/2005
Sunfish, Hybrid
1-12
11.5 / 12
Zumbro River Olmsted 07/09/1994
Trout, Brook
6-5.6
24 / 14.5
Pigeon River Cook 09/02/2000
Trout, Brown
16-12
31.4 / 20.6
Lake Superior St. Louis 06/23/1989
Trout, Lake
43-8
n/a
Lake Superior Cook 05/30/1955
Trout, Rainbow (Steelhead)
16-6
33 / 19.5
Devil Track River Cook 04/27/1980
Trout, Tiger
2-9.12
20 / 9 5/8
Mill Creek Olmsted 08/07/1999
Tullibee (Cisco)
5-11.8
20.45 / 16.40
Little Long Lake St. Louis 04/16/2002
Walleye
17-8
35.8 / 21.3
Seagull River Cook 05/13/1979
Walleye-Sauger Hybrid
9-13.4
27 / 17 3/4
Mississippi River Goodhue 03/20/1999
Warmouth
0.41
8 / 7.25
Pool 6 Bartlet Lake Winona 02/13/2010
Whitefish, Lake
12-4.5
28.5 / 20
Leech Lake Cass 03/21/1999
Whitefish, Menominee (Round)
2-7.5
21 / 9.1
Lake Superior Cook 04/27/1987

Source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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