California Inland Water Angling Record Fish
SpeciesWeightLength (in)Girth (in)Location CaughtDateAngler
bass, largemouth21 lbs 12 oz  Castaic Lake at the main boat ramp (Los Angeles)March 5, 1991Michael Arujo (Santa Monica)
bass, smallmouth9 lbs 13 oz24.7518.5Pardee Reservoir (Amador)July 3, 2007Harold Hardin (Stockton)
bass, spotted10 lbs 4 oz  Pine Flat Lake (Fresno)May 3, 2001Brian Shishido (Lindsay)
bass, striped67 lbs 8 oz  O'Neill Forebay (Merced)May 7, 1992Hank Ferguson (Soquel)
bass, white5 lbs 5 oz  Ferguson Lake (Riverside)May 8, 1972Milton Mize (Chula Vista)
bluegill3 lbs 14 oz14.318.5Rancho Murieta Reservoir (Sacramento)June 22, 2008Michael Holoubek (Elk Grove)
catfish, blue113 lbs 5 oz5739San Vicente Reservoir (San Diego)July 24, 2008Steve Oudomsouk (San Diego)
catfish, bullhead, brown4 lbs 8 oz  Trinity Lake (Trinity)October 7, 1993Gary Dittenbir (Lewiston)
catfish, channel53 lbs 8 oz46.536San Joaquin River (Stanislaus)September 22, 2008Randall Gilgert Jr. (Turlock)
catfish, flathead72 lbs 14 oz53.536Colorado River (Riverside)April 22, 2003Billy Joe Potter (Blythe)
catfish, white22 lbs 0 oz  Land Park pond (Sacramento)March 21, 1994James Robinson (Sacramento)
crappie, black4 lbs 1 oz  New Hogan Lake (Calaveras)March 29, 1975Wilma Honey (Lodi)
crappie, white4 lbs 8 oz  Clear Lake (Lake)April 26, 1971Carol Carlton (Lakeport)
croaker, corvina, orangemouth37 lbs 0 oz  Salton Sea (Imperial)July 15, 1988Dick Van Dam (Chino)
croaker, sargo4 lbs 1 oz  Salton Sea (Imperial)1972Mike Leonte (Thermal)
grayling, Arctic1 lbs 12 oz  Lobdell Lake (Mono)August 27, 1974Don Acton (Bishop)
minnow, carp52 lbs 0 oz  Lake Nacimiento (San Luis Obispo)April 1968Lee Bryant (Fresno)
perch, Sacramento3 lbs 10 oz  Crowley Lake (Mono)May 22, 1979Jack Johnson (Carson)
pumpkinseed1 lbs 0 oz  Mountain Meadows Reservoir (Lassen)August 4, 1998Dave Smith (Richmond)
salmon, Chinook88 lbs 0 oz  Sacramento River (Shasta)November 21, 1979O. Lindberg (Red Bluff)
salmon, Chinook, Inland11 lbs 3 oz27.518.5Trinity Lake (Trinity)August 13, 2012Mike Elster (Roseville)
salmon, coho22 lbs 0 oz38.5 Paper Mill Creek (Marin)January 3, 1959Milton Hain (Fairfax)
salmon, coho, Inland8 lbs 1 oz26.516Lake Oroville (Butte)March 3, 2012Hoshua Giordano (Oroville)
salmon, kokanee4 lbs 13 oz  Lake Tahoe (Placer)August 1, 1973Dick Bournique (South Lake Tahoe)
salmon, pink8 lbs 11 oz  Sacramento River (Shasta)September 22, 2001Mike Daily (Red Bluff)
shad, American7 lbs 5 oz  West Branch of the Feather River (Butte)May 9, 1985Craig Stillwell
sturgeon, white468 lbs 0 oz  San Pablo Bay (Contra Costa)July 9, 1983Joey Pallotta (Crockett)
sunfish, redear5 lbs 3 oz  Folsom South Canal (Sacramento)June 27, 1994Anthony White (Citrus Heights)
sunfish, warmouth0 lbs 15 oz98.75Hensley Lake (Madera)May 21, 2004Russell Jacobs (Fresno)
tilapia6 lbs 0 oz2016Palo Verde Lagoon (Imperial)April 5, 2007Gary Horton (Palo Verde)
trout, brook9 lbs 12 oz  Silver Lake (Mono)September 9, 1932Texas Haynes
trout, brown26 lbs 8 oz  Twin Lakes (Mono)April 30, 1987Danny Stearman (Bakersfield)
trout, bull9 lbs 11 oz  Lake McCloud (Shasta)May 1968James McCloud
trout, cutthroat, wild31 lbs 8 oz  Lake Tahoe (Placer)1911William Pomin
trout, golden9 lbs 8 oz  Virginia Lake (Fresno)August 18, 1952O. Benefield (Compton)
trout, lake37 lbs 6 oz  Lake Tahoe (Placer)June 21, 1974Robert Aronsen (South Lake Tahoe)
trout, rainbow27 lbs 0 oz37.526Lake Natoma (Sacramento)October 2, 2005Frank Palmer (Orangevale)
trout, rainbow, domestic28 lbs 5 oz33.526.5Private lake (Butte)January 3, 2006James Harrold (Cohasset)
trout, steelhead rainbow27 lbs 4 oz  Smith River (Del Norte)December 22, 1976Robert Halley (Crescent City)
whitefish, mountain3 lbs 1 oz2010.75Lake Tahoe (Placer)January 24, 2004Gregg Harris (Truckee)