The Record Bluegill Sunfish For Every State In America

The Record Bluegill Sunfish For Every State In America


Bluegill are the one of the most accessible, popular, and best tasting freshwater fish in North America. And pound for pound, they might be one of the hardest fighting.

Part of the Sunfish family, bluegill prefer warm water lakes, rivers, creeks, and ponds. Bluegill are opportunists when it comes to feeding and will commonly eat things like plankton, insects, worms, and small minnows.

State Record Bluegill

Bluegill often swim in shallow water areas littered with grass, woods, or structure. These shallow water dwellings provide bluegill with both food and protection from other fish.

Bluegills have small mouths so use downsized tackle to target these spunky panfish most effectively.

State Record Bluegill
Bluegill

Most of my fishing experiences are in the north where we consider any bluegill over 8 inches to be a fatty. In fact, it may take bluegill in Wisconsin over 5 years to grow to be 8 inches long.

Below is the list of the largest bluegill ever recorded for every state in America (except Alaska)

State Weight Angler Waterbody Year Caught
Alabama 4 lbs 12 oz (World Record) T.S. Hudson Ketona Lake 1950
Alaska N/A N/A N/A N/a
Arizona 3 lbs 15.68 oz Christopher Mapes Goldwater Lake 2004
Arkansas 3 lbs 4 oz Albert Sharp Fulton County 1998
California 3 lbs 14 oz Michael Holoubek Rancho Murieta Reservoir 2008
Colorado 2 lbs 9 oz Gregory Wallace Totten Reservoir 2019
Connecticut 2 lbs 4 oz Daniel Gesner Private Pond 1996
Delaware 3 lb 10 oz Clifford Snyder Diamond Pond 2001
Florida 2 lbs 15 oz John LeMaster Crystal Lake 1989
Georgia 3 lb, 5 oz P.F. Gumm Shamrock Lake 1977
Hawaii 8 oz June Maeda Lake Wilson 2000
Idaho 3 lbs 8 oz Darrell Grim C.J. Strike Reservoir 1966
Illinois 3 lbs 8 oz Darren May Farm Pond 1897
Indiana 3 lb. 4 oz. Harold L. Catey Pond 1972
Iowa 3 lbs 2 oz Phil Algree Farm Pond 1986
Kansas 2 lbs 5 oz Robert Jefferies, Modoc Farm Pond 1962
Kentucky 4 lbs 3 oz Phil Conyers Strip Mine Lake 1980
Louisiana 1 lb 10 oz Mike Lamb N/A 1999
Maine 8 oz Liam Clayton Knight Pond 2008
Maryland 3 lbs 7 oz Sarah Brenneman Deep Creek Lake 1998
Massachusetts 2 lbs 1 oz Heather Bulger South Athol Pond 1982
Michigan 2 lbs 13 oz N/A Vaughn Lake 1983
Minnesota 2 lbs 13 oz N/A Alice Lake 1948
Mississippi 3 lbs 7 oz Farm Pond Gerald Thurmond 1995
Missouri 3 lbs Private Pond Robert Giovanini 1963
Montana 2 lbs 10 oz Peterson’s Stock Dam Brent Fladmo 1983
Nebraska 2 lbs 13 oz Grove Lake Gary Ralston 1977
Nevada 4 lbs 12 oz Colorado River Mike Tahash 2010
New Hampshire 2 lbs 1 oz Goodwins Pond Justin Therieau 1992
New Jersey 3 lbs Farm Pond Dom Santarelli 1990
New Mexico 3 lbs 2 oz Lovington Lake Thomas Smith 1963
New York 2 lbs 8 oz Kohlbach Pond Devin VanZandt 1992
North Carolina 4lbs 5 oz Henderson County Lake Danny Case 1967
North Dakota 2 lbs 12 oz Strawberry Lake Budd Hystad 1963
Ohio 3 lbs 4 oz Salt Fork Lake Willis Nicholes 1990
Oklahoma 2 lbs 6 oz Kay Co. Pond Tom Shorter 1987
Oregon 2 lbs 5 oz Farm Pond Wayne Elmor 1981
Pennsylvania 2 lbs 9 oz Keystone Lake Tom Twincheck 1983
Rhode Island 2 lbs 1 oz N/A C. Rizzo 1987
South Carolina 3 lbs 4 oz Lancaster County Lake J.P. Hegler 1973
South Dakota 3 lbs 4 oz Stanley Co. Stock Dam Scott Sanner 1980
Tennessee 3 lbs Farm Pond + Fall Creek Brad Pendergrass + Thelma Grissom 1987, 1977
Texas 2 lbs Lampasas River Gibbs Milliken 1999
Utah 2 lbs 7 oz Mantua Reservoir Jack Rask 199
Vermont 2 lbs Miller Pond John Konya 2020
Virginia 4 lbs. 8 oz Private Pond Thomas Jones 1970
Washington 2 lbs 5 oz Tampico Park Ron Hinote 1984
West Virginia 2 lbs 12 oz Pond Mark Lewis 1986
Wisconsin 2 lbs 10 oz Lake Michigan Tom Glafcke 1995
Wyoming 2 lbs 15 oz Pond Stock Pond, Niobrara County 2008




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