State Records

The Big Fish Story

Anglers all have a big fish story about the one that got away. A few lucky folks had their catch certified and can claim records on the trail’s lakes and have bragging rights to the official Alabama Freshwater State Record.

When you hook that monster black bass, you may set a new lake record. Check out all the information on Alabama’s Angler Recognition program and Lake Record Certification requirements and application at the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources site.

Alabama Freshwater State Records

LAKE SPECIES WEIGHT ANGLER DATE BRAGGING RIGHTS
Wilson Lake Smallmouth Bass 10 lbs
8 oz
Owen F. Smith Oct.
1950
AL Record & tied for the 3rd in the Top Smallmouth Bass of All Time by B.A.S.S
Wheeler Lake Spotted Bass Danny Joe Betterton Feb.
2008
Lake Record
Lewis Smith Lake Spotted Bass 8 lbs
15 oz
Phillip C. Terry Mar.
1978
AL Record & 5th largest in the Top Spotted Bass of All Time by B.A.S.S.
Lewis Smith Lake Spotted Bass 8 lbs
10.5 oz
Billy Henderson Feb.
1972
6th largest in the Top Spotted Bass of All Time by B.A.S.S.
Lewis Smith Lake Largemouth Bass 11 lbs David Lockhart Jun.
2007
Lake Record
Lake Guntersville Largemouth Bass 14 lbs
8 oz
Lake Record
Lake Guntersville Spotted Bass 4 lbs
11 oz
Lake Record
Lake Guntersville Yellow Bass 2 lbs
8 oz
Dennis M. Woebbeking Apr.
2000
AL Record
Pickwick Lake Smallmouth Bass 8 lbs
9 oz
Scott Yarbro, MD Mar.
1998
Lake Record/IGFA Certified
Logan Martin Lake Largemouth Bass 14 lbs
11 oz
Lake Record
Logan Martin Lake Redeye Bass 3 lbs
2 oz
Lake Record