After seeing one record recently broken, who holds the other records for the wide list of catchable fish in New York State?

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New York is home to some of the best lakes, rivers, and waterbeds for fishing in the United States. There have certainly been some big fish caught over the years, some records that have stood for years and others that were just recently beaten.

Here's a list of all the current record holders for biggest fish caught in New York State.

Anguilla anguilla / Anguille europeenne / Eel
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American Eel

7lb. 14oz. - Larry Manino
Cayuga Lake, Seneca Co. - 7/25/1984

American Shad

9 lb. 4 oz. - 28 - Robert Kubica
Hudson River, Albany Co. -  5/9/2007

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Atlantic Salmon

24 lb. 15 oz. - 35 - Mike Dandino
Lake Ontario, Wayne Co. - 4/5/1997

Black Bullhead

7 lb. 7 oz. - 26 - Kevin Kelly
Mill Pond, Nassau Co. - 8/25/1993

Black Crappie

4 lb. 1 oz. - 18.5 - William Wightman
Lake Flavia, Cattaraugus Co. - 5/6/2018

Bluegill

2 lb. 8 oz. - 12 - Devin VanZandt
Kohlbach Pond, Broome Co. - 8/3/1992

Bowfin

13 lb. 8 oz. - 30.5 - Chase Soptelean
Yanty Creek, Monroe Co. - 6/13/2021

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Brook Trout

6 lb. 0 oz. - 22.6 - Richard Beauchamp
Silver Lake Wilderness Area, Hamilton Co. - 5/16/2013

Brown Bullhead

7 lb. 6 oz. - 22.2 - Glenn Collacuro
Lake Mahopac, Putnam Co. - 8/1/2009

Brown Trout

33 lb. 2 oz. - 38 - Tony Brown
Lake Ontario, Oswego Co. - 6/10/1997

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Burbot

16 lb. 12 oz. - 34.75 - Terrance Colwell
Lake Ontario (Black River Bay), Jefferson Co. - 2/14/1991

Chain Pickerel

8 lb. 1 oz. - n/a - John Bosland
Toronto Reservoir, Sullivan Co. - 2/13/1965

Channel Catfish

35 lb. 12 oz. - 40 - Bailey Williams
Black River, Jefferson County - 5/8/2022

Chinook Salmon

47 lb. 13 oz. - 48 - Kurtis Killian
Salmon River, Oswego Co. - 9/7/1991

Cisco (Lake Herring)

5 lb. 7 oz. - n/a - Albert Baratto
Lake Lauderdale, Washington Co. - 1/25/1990

Coho Salmon

33 lb. 7 oz. - 41.9 - Stephen Sheets Jr.
Lake Ontario, Oswego Co. - 8/13/1998

A close-up of eye and mouth of a carp. Gold sight
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Common Carp

50 lb. 6 oz. - 44.5 - Charles Primeau Sr.
Tomhannock Reservoir, Rensselaer Co. - 5/12/1995

Fallfish

3 lb. 9 oz. - 19 - Jonathan McNamara
Susquehanna River, Tioga Co. - 4/15/2009

Freshwater Drum

36 lb. 0 oz. - 42.75 - Jason Bair
Oneida Lake, Oneida Co. - 6/16/2017

Largemouth bass
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Hybrid Striped Bass

15 lb. 5 oz. - 26.5 - Bryan Colley
Lake Waccabuc, Westchester Co. - 7/30/2004

Kokanee Salmon

3 lb. 6 oz. - 21.5 - Kenneth Shear
Boy Scouts Clear Pond, Franklin Co. - 6/14/2002

Lake Trout

41 lb. 8 oz. - 42.75 - Jesse Wykstra
Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. - 8/9/2003

Lake Whitefish

10 lb. 8 oz. - 27.87 - Randolph Smith
Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co. - 8/29/1995

Master angler fishing in all seasons
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Largemouth Bass

11 lb. 4 oz. - 25.5 - John Higbie
Buckhorn Lake, Otsego Co. - 9/11/1987

Longnose Gar

14 lb. 10 oz. - 52.25 - Michael Gatus
Lake Champlain, Washington Co. - 8/18/2018

Muskellunge

69 lb. 15 oz. - 64.5 - Arthur Lawton
St. Lawrence River, Jefferson Co. - 9/22/1957

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Northern Pike

46 lb. 2 oz. - n/a - Peter Dubuc
Great Sacandaga Lake, Fulton Co. - 9/15/1940

Pink Salmon

4 lb. 15 oz. - n/a - Randy Nyberg
Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. - 9/16/1985

Pumpkinseed

1 lb. 9 oz. - 11.5 - R. Kennard Mosher & Jordan Tontarski
Indian Lake, Hamilton Co. - 7/19/1994
Black River, Jefferson Co. - 1/26/2020

Wild fish caught in Idaho
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Rainbow Trout

31 lb. 3 oz. - 39 - Robert Wilson
Lake Ontario, Niagara Co. - 8/14/2004

Redfin Pickerel

2 lb. 1 oz. - n/a - Duane Gillespie
Lake Champlain, Essex Co. - 3/5/1989

Rock Bass

2 lb. 0 oz. - 14.5 - Jason Leusch
Port Bay (Lake Ontario), Wayne Co. - 5/24/2020

Sauger (Retired Record)

4 lb. 8 oz. - 22.19 - Darrin Schwenkbeck
Lower Niagara River, Niagara Co. - 9/30/1990

Shorthead Redhorse (Retired Record)

11 lb. 11 oz. - n/a - Joe Williams
Salmon River, Oswego Co. - 5/26/1996

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Smallmouth Bass

8 lb. 4 oz. - 20.5 - Andrew Kartesz and Patrick Hildenbrand
Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. - 6/4/1995
St. Lawrence River, Jefferson Co. - 8/28/2016

Splake

13 lb. 8 oz. - 31 - Jonathan Simon
Limekiln Lake, Herkimer Co. - 6/27/2004

Striped Bass

60 lb. 0 oz. - 53 - Eric Lester
Hudson River, Orange Co. - 5/14/2014

Tiger Muskellunge

35 lb. 8 oz. - 50 - Brett Gofgosky
Tioughnioga River, Broome Co. - 5/25/1990

Portrait of huge walleye in angler hand
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Walleye

18 lb. 2 oz. - 32 - Brian Hartman
St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence Co. - 5/5/2018

White Bass

3 lb. 8 oz. - 18 - Morgan Fonzi
Lower Niagara River, Niagara Co. - 5/6/2020

White Catfish

10 lb. 5 oz. - 25.5 - Joe Silicato
New Croton Reservoir, Westchester Co. - 5/17/1998

White Crappie

4 lb. 7 oz. - 19 - Roy Isaac
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene Co. - 8/21/2021

White Perch

3 lb. 1 oz. - 17.5 - Joseph Tansey
Lake Oscaletta, Westchester Co. - 9/21/1991

White Sucker

5 lb. 8 oz. - 24 - Joshua Wegner
Cold Brook, Steuben Co. - 4/14/2015

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Yellow Perch

3 lb. 8 oz. - n/a - George Boice
Lake Erie, Erie Co. - 4/28/1982

 

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