Freshwater Fish Records for South Carolina

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Freshwater Fish Family

  | Temperate Bass | Sunfish | Trout| Perch | Pickerel | Catfish| Others | Bowfishing |

 

Temperate Bass Family

Fish Species Weight Place Year Angler Angler's Hometown
Striped Bass 63 Lake Russell 2009 Terry McConnell
see story
Eastanolle, GA
White Bass 5-4.8 Lake Murray 2006 Davis P. Jefferies, Jr. Chapin, SC
Hybrid Bass 20-6 Savannah River 1978 Danny Wood Commerce, GA
White Perch (tie) 1-15.2
Lake Wylie
(Allison Creek)
2007 Rodger W. Taylor Rock Hill, SC
White Perch (tie) 1-13.5
Lake Murray 1986 Chris Epting Chapin, SC

Temperate Bass of SC

Sunfish and Black Bass Family

Fish Species Weight Place Year Angler Angler's Hometown
Largemouth Bass (tie) 16-2 Lake Marion 1949 P.H. Flanagan Manning, SC
Largemouth Bass (tie) 16-2 Aiken Co. Pond 1993 Mason Cummings Ridge Springs, SC
Spotted Bass 8-5 Lake Jocassee 2001 David Preston Tyron, NC
Smallmouth Bass 9-7 Lake Jocassee 2001 Terry Dodson
see story
Rosman, NC
Redeye Bass 5-2.5 Lake Jocassee 2001 Randy Dickson
see story
Westminster, SC
Bluegill (Bream) 3-4 Lancaster Co. 1973 J.P. Hegler Heath Springs, SC
Shellcracker 5-7.5 Diversion Canal 1998 Amos Gay Appling, GA
Redbreast* 2-0 Lumber River 1975 D. R. Turner Nichols, SC
Warmouth 2-2.5 Clarendon Co. 1973 W. Singletary Lake City, SC
Flier 1-4 Hemingway 1977 Steve Bryant Hemingway, SC
Pumpkinseed 2-4 North Saluda River 1997 Scott Hart Greenville, SC
White Crappie 5-1 Lake Murray 1949 Mrs. H.P. Owens Columbia, SC
Black Crappie 5-0 Lake Moultrie 1957 P.E. Foust High Point, NC

*Indicates a current world's record

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Trout Family

Fish Species Weight Place Year Angler Angler's Hometown
Brook 4-10 Chattooga below Burrell’s Ford 2010 Wes Coker
Gray Court, SC
Brown 17-9.5 Lake Jocassee 1987 Larry Edwards Pickens, SC
Rainbow 11-5 Lake Jocassee 1993 Scott Coggins Travelers Rest, SC

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Perch Family

Fish Species Weight Place Year Angler Angler's Hometown
Sauger 4-7 Lake Thurmond 1985 Broadus Moody Honea Path, SC
Yellow 3-4 Lake Keowee 1979 Danny Scarborough Candler, NC
Walleye 10-0 Lake Russell 1994 Robert Huskins Erwin, TN

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Pickerel Family

Fish Species Weight Place Year Angler Angler's Hometown
Chain (Jack) 6-4 Chessey Creek 1981 Randall Spell Colleton, SC
Redfin Pike 1-8.8 Bluff Lake 1983 Albert Johnson Florence, SC
Muskellunge 22-8, 42 1/4in Broad River 2004 Zavier Jefferies Gaffney, SC



Catfish Family

Fish Species Weight Place Year Angler Angler's Hometown
Blue 109-4 Tailrace Canal 1991 George A. Lijewski Summerville, SC
Bullhead 6-6.3 Broad River 2009 George Eleazer Irmo, SC
Channel* 58-0 Lake Moultrie 1964 W.H. Whaley Pineville, SC
Flathead (tie) 79-6 Cooper River 2014 Danny Aderhold Anderson, SC
Flathead (tie) 79-4 Santee Cooper Diversion Canal 2001 Jessica Preston
see story
Gilbert, SC
White 12-2.9 Lake Murray 2014 Charles Earp West Columbia, SC

*Indicates a current world's record

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Others

Fish Species Weight Place Year Angler Angler's Hometown
Mudfish (Bowfin)* 21-8 Forest Lake 1980 Robert Harmon Florence, SC
American Shad 7-0 Santee River 1985 Sylvester Casselman St. Stephen, SC

*Indicates a current world's record

Bowfishing Records

Fish Species Weight Place Year Angler Angler's Hometown
Bowfin 15-7 Santee Cooper 1994 Jimmie Wright Lincoln, NC
Carp 58-0 Lake Murray 2000 Kenneth O. Shealy Prosperity, SC
Longnose Gar 25-6 Lake Murray 2008 John Williamson Holly Springs, NC