Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

March 2, 2013

Anniversary of World Record Line Class catch on 3/3/13

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Catching the World Record Freshwater Drum

was especially nice when fishing with dad.

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It was also a Texas State Record

which has since been broken.

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It is still a

Water Body Record

(Toledo Bend Reservoir)

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State Freshwater Records: Rod and Reel

Updated February 1, 2013

Fly Rod Only | Private Water Records | Submit Your Record! | Fish Records home

Species Weight Length Date WaterBody Angler Bait/Lure
Bass, Guadalupe 3.69 18.25 Sep 25, 1983 Travis Allen Christenson
Bass, Guadalupe x Smallmouth 4.69 20.39 Apr 27, 1999 San Marcos River Lance Wester
Bass, Guadalupe x Spotted 3.06 17.75 Feb 17, 2007 Lady Bird Lake Robbie Burrow waterdog
Bass, Largemouth 18.18 25.50 Jan 24, 1992 Lake Fork Barry StClair
Bass, Palmetto 19.66 35.16 Jun 20, 1984 Ray Hubbard John Haney
Bass, Rock 0.90 10.75 Mar 30, 2002 San Marcos River Nadia Guerra
Bass, Smallmouth 7.93 23.00 Mar 13, 1998 Meredith Timothy Teague
Bass, Spotted 5.62 22.75 Jan 15, 2011 Alan Henry Erik Atkins
Bass, Striped 53.00 48.00 May 27, 1999 Brazos River Ron Venerable
Bass, White 5.56 20.75 Mar 31, 1977 Colorado River David Cordill
Bass, White x Yellow 4.75 19.00 Mar 12, 2005 Lake Fork Curtis Campbell
Bass, Yellow 3.46 17.50 Mar 12, 2009 Sabine River Butch Koehler rat-l-trap
Bluegill 2.02 12.50 Nov 21, 1999 Lampasas River Gibbs Milliken Fly Rod, #6 Copper Clouser minnow
Bowfin 17.65 36.50 Feb 21, 1993 Lake Fork Brenda Walsh
Buffalo, Bigmouth 58.75 40.75 Jan 29, 1994 Sam Rayburn Allen Chesney
Buffalo, Black 34.88 39.50 May 19, 2004 Texoma Ricky Stephenson coho minnow
Buffalo, Smallmouth 82.22 43.50 Jun 13, 1993 Athens Randy Collins
Bullhead, Black 5.15 20.25 Mar 18, 2007 Brazos River Larry Feland jumbo shrimp
Bullhead, Yellow 3.20 16.25 Mar 22, 1997 Lake Fork Herschell Spears shrimp
Carp, Bighead 90.00 55.50 Jul 22, 2000 Kirby Timothy Conner cut carp
Carp, Common 43.75 42.00 Mar 28, 2009 Lady Bird Lake K.C. Crawford maize
Carp, Grass 53.50 49.00 Aug 2, 2006 Toledo Bend Tontie Pennock jig
Carpsucker, River 4.35 21.25 Nov 15, 2012 Joe Pool Curt Magee dough bait
Catfish, Blue 121.50 58.00 Jan 16, 2004 Texoma Cody Mullenix shad
Catfish, Channel 36.50 38.00 Mar 7, 1965 Pedernales River Mrs. Joe Cockrell
Catfish, Flathead 98.50 53.00 Dec 2, 1998 Palestine James Laster minnow/crappie hook
Catfish, Redtail 1.48 14.76 Jul 27, 2002 Cal Young Park Lake Douglas Powell Sr
Catfish, Suckermouth 3.45 0.00 Jul 12, 2011 Guadalupe River Andrew Cumberland dough bait
Cichlid, Rio Grande 2.02 11.10 Sep 2, 2011 Dunlap Chuck Dewey worm
Corvina, Orangemouth 16.31 36.00 Nov 16, 1991 Calaveras Earl L. Tenpenny
Crappie, Black 3.92 18.50 Apr 27, 2003 Lake Fork George Ward minnow
Crappie, White 4.56 0.00 Feb 14, 1968 Navarro Mills G. G. Wooderson
Drum, Black 36.63 42.50 Nov 17, 2009 Nueces River Filip Spencer gulp
Drum, Freshwater 44.00 38.50 May 22, 2011 Conroe Jesse Ashley dough bait
Drum, Red 36.83 44.00 May 22, 2001 Fairfield Billy Tyus
Eel, American 6.45 42.00 Sep 5, 2001 Lady Bird Lake Bryan Swofford shrimp
Flounder, Southern 11.35 26.00 Oct 16, 1987 Brazoria Reservoir Glenn Comiskey
Gar, Alligator 279.00 0.00 Jan 1, 1951 Rio Grande Bill Valverde
Gar, Longnose 50.31 0.00 Jan 1, 1954 Trinity River Townsend Miller
Gar, Shortnose 13.56 39.00 Aug 4, 2010 Lavon Jack Moldenhauer
Gar, Spotted 9.80 36.50 Apr 7, 1994 Mexia Rick Rivard
Goldeye 2.31 17.50 May 28, 1996 Texoma Mandy Richmond
Goldfish 5.00 15.50 May 16, 1994 Conroe Roy Bishoff
Herring, Skipjack 0.55 11.63 Jul 23, 2010 Trinity River Danny Eddins Bass assasin
Mullet, Striped 2.20 16.31 Apr 20, 2008 Brazos River Kim Hunter live nightcrawler
Mullet, White 1.16 13.00 Jul 11, 1998 Brays Bayou Mark Marmon Fly Rod, green bead-eye nymph
Oscar 1.21 11.75 Aug 29, 1998 Greenbelt Marion Eudey
Pacu, Red-bellied 8.95 19.00 Mar 14, 2006 San Marcos River Joni Frazier red wiggler
Perch, Nile 12.06 30.50 Feb 1, 1980 Victor Braunig Mike Saldivar
Perch, Yellow 1.04 12.50 May 3, 1996 Meredith Melvin Vick
Pickerel, Chain 4.75 23.75 Feb 18, 1996 Pat Mayse Robert Finch
Pickerel, Redfin 0.66 13.00 Feb 10, 2009 Toledo Bend Bill Ritzell zoom 6″ lizard
Pike, Northern 18.28 41.00 Aug 29, 1981 Lady Bird Lake Mike Sharpe
Redhorse, Golden 3.19 16.75 May 22, 2011 Lady Bird Lake Adam Kartzke artificial maze
Redhorse, Gray 3.00 19.50 Jan 4, 2009 Guadalupe River Craig Sarubbi Fly Rod, modified hare’s ear
Saugeye 7.78 27.00 Jan 26, 1998 Kirby Robert Quintanilla
Seatrout, Spotted 8.31 28.50 Nov 17, 2009 Nueces River Filip Spencer bass assasin
Shad, Gizzard 2.67 18.00 Apr 12, 1997 Lady Bird Lake J. Darryl Freeman
Shiner, Golden 0.52 11.00 Jul 10, 1996 Placid Brian Rankin
Sleeper, Bigmouth 2.42 19.00 May 21, 2005 Nueces River Dwight Sykora shad
Spotted Seatrout X Corvina 20.80 35.00 Apr 25, 1992 Victor Braunig Phillip Mann
Sucker, Spotted 1.41 14.50 Jul 2, 2002 Catfish Creek Billy Autery Fly Rod, Hare’s Ear #18
Sunfish, Green 1.30 11.00 Apr 19, 2005 Burke-Crenshaw Lake Billy Oldigs Panther Martin Spinner
Sunfish, Hybrid Green 0.52 8.50 Apr 20, 2010 Prairie Creek Mitchell Harris Sr. worm
Sunfish, Longear 0.84 9.25 Jul 6, 2009 San Marcos River John Brownlee plastic crawfish
Sunfish, Other Hybrid 1.73 12.50 Apr 29, 2004 Bardwell Scott Pekrul splittail spinner
Sunfish, Redbreast 1.63 12.00 Aug 30, 1997 Comal River Alex Labowski
Sunfish, Redear 2.99 14.00 Apr 1, 1997 Lady Bird Lake John Runnels
Tarpon 10.12 37.00 Aug 6, 1986 Victor Braunig Paul Willette
Tiger Muskellunge 9.06 32.00 May 27, 1979 Nocona Mike Gaines
Tilapia, Blue 7.75 21.50 Jan 31, 2010 Houston Michael Sample jig
Tilapia, Hybrid 3.75 15.00 Mar 27, 1993 Gibbons Creek Reservoir Jim Butler
Trout, Brook 0.67 12.00 Feb 19, 1984 Guadalupe River Bryan Hendricks
Trout, Brown 7.12 24.00 Feb 7, 1986 Guadalupe River Jeff Delong
Trout, Rainbow 8.92 26.50 Jan 13, 2010 Nueces River Timothy Boehm power bait
Walleye 11.88 31.75 Feb 26, 1990 Meredith Hank McWilliams Jr.
Warmouth 1.30 10.50 Jul 19, 1991 Lady Bird Lake Ralph Manns

February 19, 2013

Grandson Garrett loves to catch crappie

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February 15, 2013

Johnny can catch those Toledo Bend crappie

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He found these nice crappie in deep water grass.

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Cold fronts with north wind move the crappie our just a little deeper.

February 12, 2013

Toledo Bend Crappie are turning on

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David is one of our neighbors and he proudly shows off a couple

of Toledo Bend crappie.

Using his favorite crappie jig,

he caught a near limit of slabs.

December 31, 2012

It was a busy afternoon

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as soon as he got here for a short visit, it was time to fish.

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It just got better and the fish got bigger.

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a nice blue catfish

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And then he caught this prehistoric fish.

Some names for this fish:

bowfin: grinnel, brindle, blackfish, mudfish, dogfish, shoepike, cypress bass, cypress trout, choupique, scaley cat, buglemouth bass, German bass, spottail, grinner, and brindlefish

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And then we had less than one hour to deer hunt

and he takes this nice buck.

What a afternoon for a Grandson!

December 8, 2012

he tried to steal one of my flagging jugs

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When I checked my jugs,

one jug had been stolen.

Later in the day,

I located the jug.

The rascal who stole it was about a 30 pound blue cat.

Actually, he was one the top hook and

an eight pound blue was on bottom hook.

December 3, 2012

Grandson Brett Jug Fishing on Toledo Bend

Brett preparing to check our first jug.

Brett preparing to check our first jug.

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looks to be a real nice blue cat fish

looks to be a real nice blue cat fish

nearly two large for this young man

nearly too large for this young man

thanks for letting me take a photo with your fish

thanks for letting me take a photo with your fish

nice eating fish

nice eating fish

this one was much easier to net

this one was much easier to net

trying to catch a flying fish?

trying to catch a flying fish?

November 29, 2012

Fish do not have a chance with a Lowrance on your boat

Grandson Garrett and I were hand fishing for channel catfish.

We stopped at a spot, threw out the chum and waited

on the catfish to find the chum.

The Lowrance electronics showed lots of fish

seven to twelve-foot deep in thirty-one foot water.

We thought the fish might be crappie,

so we fished with a crappie jig.

No luck!

They could be catfish suspended at that shallow depth,

so we used our catfish bait.

No luck!

The fish could be bass or bar fish,

so we fished with a spoon.

No luck.

They could be bream,

so we fished with small pieces of a Coot gizzard.

Bingo!

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The fun began.

We started catching really nice bream.

Why is this large school of bream suspended

over deep water is unknown.

And their location would have never been known

without the Lowrance.

November 24, 2012

blue catfish caught on a jug

 

November 22, 2012

Special day for grandson and papaw

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