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Idaho Record Fish

Sunday, December 21, 2014 

Think you’ve landed a record fish? Follow these steps to get it listed.
Trout Family
Species Weight Length Girth Location Angler Address Lure Test Date
Atlantic Salmon 13 lb. 6 oz. 29.75" 17.75" Deadwood Reservoir Garrett Buffington Emmett, ID Jensen Krocodile 6# 10/15/1995
Brook 8 lb. 3 oz. 25.5" 16.5" Henry’s Lake Travis Elliot
6/16/1988
Brown 27 lb. 5 oz. 37" 24" Ashton Reservoir Wes Case Ashton, ID Bait 8# 11/6/2007
Bull (Dolly Varden) ** 32 lb. Pend Orielle Lake Nelson Higgins 1949
Chinook (fresh water) 42 lb. 41.25" 29.75" Coeur d' Alene Lake Jane Clifford Coeur d'Alene, ID Hootchie 30# 9/13/1987
Chinook (ocean run) 54 lb. Salmon River Merrold Gold 1956
Coho (fresh water)  6 lb.
23.5" Cascade Reservoir
Ted Bowers
9/19/1992
Coho (ocean run) * 11 lb. 12.8 oz.
33" 17" Clearwater River
Steven Micek
Idaho Falls, ID 10# 11/8/2014
Cutthroat 18 lb. 15 oz. Bear Lake Roger Grunig Montpelier, ID 4/30/1970
Golden 5 lb. 2 oz. White Sands Lake George Wolverton 1958
Grayling 2 lb. 7 oz. 18.125" Nez Perce Lake Velma Mahaffey Lemhi, ID Horse Fly 4# 6/21/1992
Kamloops 37 lb. Pend Oreille Lake Wes Hamlet 1947
Kokanee 6 lb. 9.5 oz. 24.5" 14.5" Priest Lake Jerry Verge Spokane, WA 6/9/1975
Lake (Mackinaw) 57 lb. 8 oz. 49" 32.5" Priest Lake Lyle McClure Spokane, WA 11/14/1971
Lake Whitefish 6 lb. 8 oz. 26" 14.5" Lake Pend Oreille Dale Hofmann Hope, ID Flatfish 30# 8/6/2010
Mountain Whitefish 5 lb. 14.4 oz. 22.5" 14" Island Park Reservoir Robert Hall Glenns Ferry, ID Caddis Fly 8# 1997
Rainbow 20 lb. .02 oz. 34.25" 22.25" Snake River Michelle Larsen-Williams Pingree, ID Worm 14# 7/29/2009
Rainbow/Cutthroat Hybrid
34 lb. 11.8 oz.
41.125" 27.125" American Falls Reservoir
Mark Adams
Pocatello, ID
Jig 10# 7/25/2011
Sockeye ** 5 lb. 24" Redfish Lake June McCray Boise, ID 8/8/1970
Splake 10 lb.12.5 oz. 28.5" 18.875" Ririe Reservoir Brian Allison Frenzy Deep Diver Lure 8# 5/12/2006
Steelhead 30 lb. 2 oz. 44" Clearwater River Keith Powell Lewiston, ID 11/23/1973
Most Recently Added * No Longer Legally Harvested **



Other Species
Species Weight Length Girth Location Angler Address Lure Test Date
Black Crappie 3 lb. 8.96 oz. 17.5" 15" Brownlee Reservoir Jason Monson Middleton, ID
6/8/2003
Bluegill 3lb. 8 oz. C.J. Strike Reservoir Darrell Grim Nampa, ID 1966
Bluegill/Pumpkinseed Hybrid 1 lb. .03 oz. 9.875" 10.25" Star Lane Pond Kevin Graveline Eagle, ID 1/16 oz. jig 4# 5/8/2001
Bullhead Catfish 3 lb. 14 oz. 20.5" 11.875" Brownlee Reservoir James Winter Gooding, ID Dead Minnow 10# 5/25/1986
Channel Catfish 31 lb .05 oz 38" 23.5" Mann Lake Kenny Decker Kooskia, ID Nightcrawler 30# 8/25/2001
Flathead Catfish 58 lb. 8 oz. 48" 31" Brownlee Reservoir J. Newberry / K.McCormick Star, ID Snell Hooks 20# 8/23/1994
Green Sunfish 5 oz. 7.375" 6" Hauser Lake Tom Fulton Post Falls, ID Rubber Worm 12# 5/2619/94
Largemouth Bass 10 lb. 15 oz. Anderson Lake Mrs. M.W. Taylor
Ling (Burbot) ** 14 lb. Kootenai River P.A. Dayton 1954
Northern Pike 40 lb. 2 oz. 51.5" 22.75" Lower Twin Lake Kim Fleming Coeur d'Alene, ID Macs Wedding Ring 6# 8/6/2010
Pumpkinseed 14 oz. 9.75" 10" Chase Lake Bob Russell Coeur d'Alene, ID Wedding Ring 8# 1977
Smallmouth Bass 9 lb. 11.5 oz. 23.75" 20.5" Dworshak Reservoir Dan Steigers 10/28/2006
Sturgeon (rod & reel) ** 394 lb. Snake River Glenn Howard 1956
Sturgeon (set line) ** 675 lb. Snake River Unknown 1908
Tiger Muskie 44 lb. 4 oz. 52.5" 25" Little Payette Lake Edward Kalinowski
New Meadows, ID Neon Magic 12# 8/6/2013
Walleye 17 lb. 14 oz. 34.5" 21.875" Oakley Reservoir Damon Rush
Pocatello, ID Rapala 14# 9/10/2011
Warmouth 9.6 oz. 8.75" 8.5" Snake River Marvin Stevens Twin Falls, ID Slip Bobber/Worm 6/23/1988
White Crappie 3 lb. 12.8 oz. 17.5" 15.75" Crane Creek Reservoir Trenten Smith
Nampa, ID Pumpkin Chartruese
8# 7/16/2012
Yellow Perch *
2 lb. 11.68 oz. 15.5" 12.75" Lake Cascade Tia Marie Wiese
Eagle, ID --
8# 3/1/2014
Most Recently Added * No Longer Legally Harvested **



Nongame Species
Species Weight Length Girth Location Angler Address Lure Test Date
Common Carp 67 lb. 10.4 oz. 47" 34.5" C.J. Strike Reservoir
Brian Pokorney / Scott Frazier II
Kuna, ID
Archery 7/23/2011
Grass Carp 39 lb. 8 oz.
40.625" 36" Snake River Saige Wilkerson
Emmett, ID Archery 80# 7/16/2012
Chiselmouth 1.16 lbs. 14.25" 8.375" Salmon River Justin Powell Nampa, ID Worm 10# 4/15/2003
Largescale Sucker 8 lb. 6.7 oz. 26" Lake Cascade Patrick Perry Boise, ID Worm 10# 4/30/2005
Peamouth 1.06 lbs. 14.75" 7.75" Clearwater River Robert Riek Peck, ID Worm 6# 5/4/2004
Pikeminnow 7 lb. 14.24 oz. 25.25" 16" Snake River Emil Nowoj Asotin, Wa. Jig 8# 5/7/2004
Tench 4 lb. 14 oz. 21" Spokane River Scotty Brueher 2000
Tilapia 4lb. 4.43 oz. 16" Swan Falls Reservoir Jason Arneson Boise, ID
Jig 8/3/2008
Utah Chub 2lb. 13 oz. 16.8" 11.3" Lake Walcott Alfred Woolstenhulme Declo, ID
Worm and spinning gear 8# 2/7/2010
Utah Sucker
7 lb. 13.8 oz. 25.5" South Fork Snake River Rick Thompson
Idaho Falls, ID
8/20/2011
Most Recently Added * No Longer Legally Harvested **
If you think you’ve landed a record fish, please follow these steps:
  1. Have it weighed on a certified scale (local post office, grocery store, meat market, etc.). Certified scales have a round sticker denoting the last calibration date.
  2. Download a copy of the State Record Fish Application form [PDF, 92 kb].
  3. Take your fish, the receipt from where the fish was weighed, and a copy of the State Record Fish Application form [PDF, 92 kb] to the closest Deptartment of Fish and Game facility for verification of the species.
  4. Submit your signed application form (please include photos) to:
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
c/o Resident Fisheries Coordinator - Fisheries Bureau
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho  83707

With your permission the record fish will be listed on this page, featured in a press release, and be printed in the next edition of our Fishing Seasons & Rules brochure.

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