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FRESHWATER SALTWATER ALL RECORDS

Freshwater & Saltwater Records

FISH RECORD ANGLER LOCATION DATE
BLACK BASS   FRESHWATER
Largemouth Bass
Micropterus salmoides
11.57 lbs Carl Pruitt Banks Lake, Grant County April 9, 1977
Smallmouth Bass
Micropterus dolomieui
8.75 lbs Ray Wonacott Columbia River, Hanford Reach April 23, 1966
CARP   FRESHWATER
Common Carp
Cyprinus carpio
49.5 lbs Duane Fisher Moses Lake, Grant County June 17, 2006
CATFISH   FRESHWATER
Black Bullhead
Ameiurus melas
1.75 lbs John E. Moore Mud Lake, Skagit County June 29, 1998
Blue Catfish
Ictaluras furcatus
17.75 lbs Rangle Hawthorne Columbia River July 9, 1975
Brown Bullhead
Ameiurus nebulosus
11.04 lbs Justin E. Andrews Unnamed lake, Snohomish County June 3, 2000
Channel Catfish
Ictaluras punctatus
36.20 lbs Ross Kincaid I-82 Pond #6, Yakima County September 6, 1999
Flathead Catfish
Pylodictus olivaris
22.80 lbs C. L. McCary Snake River June 28, 1981
White Catfish
Ameiurus catus
19.85 lbs Donald W. Huffman Walla Walla River April 17, 2002
Yellow Bullhead
Ameiurus natalis
2.06 lbs Monica Beckley Potholes Reservoir, Grant County September 8, 2013
CHIMAERAS   SALTWATER
Spotted Ratfish
Hydrolagus colliei
3.9 lbs William J. Denning Hein Bank July 19, 1996
COD (Freshwater)   FRESHWATER
Burbot
Lota lota
17.37 lbs Mike Campbell Bead Lake, Pend Oreille County April 24, 2004
CODFISHES   SALTWATER
Pacific Cod
Gadus macrocephalus
19.63 lbs Ralph Bay Ediz Hook March 6, 1984
Pacific Tomcod
Microgadus proximus
No state record      
Walleye Pollock
Theragra chalcogramma
No state record      
CRAPPIE   FRESHWATER
Black Crappie
Pomoxis nigromaculatus
4.50 lbs John W. Smart Lake Washington, King County May 1, 1956
White Crappie
Pomoxis annularis
2.80 lbs Don J. Benson Burbank Slough, Walla Walla County June 21, 1988
DOLPHINFISHES   SALTWATER
Dolphinfish
Coryphaena hippurus
16.27 lbs Albert DaSilva Pacific Ocean, Pacific County August 1, 2013
FLOUNDERS (Lefteye)   SALTWATER
Pacific Sanddab
Citharichthys sordidus
0.81 lbs Richard Bethke Lawson Reef, Island County June 22, 2003
FLOUNDERS (Righteye)   SALTWATER
Arrowtooth Flounder
Atheresthes stomias
No state record      
English Sole
Parophrys vetulus
No state record      
Pacific Halibut
Hippoglossus stenolepsis
288.0 lbs Vic Stevens Swiftsure Bank September 9, 1989
Petrale Sole
Eopsetta jordani
7.57 lbs John Stone Jefferson Head June 11, 1980
Rock Sole
Lepidopsetta bilineata
4.19 lbs Alan Schram Hein Bank July 9, 1989
Sand Sole
Psettichthys melanostictus
No state record      
Starry Flounder
Platichtys stellatus
9.5 lbs Robert Walton Pillar Point, Clallam County September 25, 2009
GREENLINGS   SALTWATER
Kelp Greenling
Hexagrammos decagrammus
4.42 lbs Danita Rixen Sucia Island, San Juan County September 19, 1999
Kelp Greenling (Speargun)
Hexagrammos decagrammus
3.88 lbs Jim Briggs Agate Pass, Kitsap County June 5, 1983
Lingcod
Ophiodon elongatus
61.00 lbs Tom Nelson San Juan Islands July 30, 1986
HAKES   SALTWATER
Pacific Hake
Merluccius productus
4.06 lbs Samir Haj Westport, Grays Harbor County July 30, 2013
JACKS   SALTWATER
Jack Mackerel
Trachurus symmetricus
4.99 lbs Dee Duttrey Sekiu September 22, 2005
Yellowtail Jack
Serolia lalandi
20.50 lbs Jason MacKenzie Westport, Grays Harbor County August 27, 2011
MARLIN   SALTWATER
Striped Marlin
Tetrapturus audax
134 lbs Phil Wolff Westport September 2, 2005
MINNOWS   FRESHWATER
Northern Pikeminnow
Ptychocheilus oregonensis
7.915 lbs Pamela A. Ramsden Snake River, Whitman County May 15, 2008
Peamouth
Mylocheilus caurinus
1.12 lbs Tanya Merrill Columbia Rvier, Klickitat County June 29, 2008
Tench
Tinca tinca
6.27 lbs George J. Schmidt Sprague Lake, Adams/Lincoln co's. June 8, 2004
OPAHS   SALTWATER
Opah
Lampris guttatus
28.18 lbs Rick Shapland Westport, Grays Harbor County August 31, 2013
PERCH   FRESHWATER
Yellow Perch
Perca flavescens
2.75 lbs Larry Benthien Snelson's Slough, Skagit County June 22, 1969
PIKE   FRESHWATER
Northern Pike
Esox lucius
34.06 lbs Bryan McMannis Long Lake, Spokane County April 9, 2004
Tiger muskie (Northern Pike / Muskellunge hybrid)
Exox lucius x Esox masquinongy
31.25 lbs John V. Bays Mayfield Lake, Lewis County September 22, 2001
ROCKFISH   SALTWATER
Black Rockfish
Sebastes melanops
10.25 lbs Joseph Eberling Tacoma Narrows May 20, 1980
Blue Rockfish
Sebastes mystinus
4.84 lbs Chris McMillin Westport July 2, 2011
Bocaccio
Sebastes paucispinis
23.63 lbs Carson Kendall Swiftsure Bank August 8, 1987
Brown Rockfish (Speargun)
Sebastes auriculatus
1.27 lbs Richard Bethke Agate Pass, Kitsap County July 21, 2003
Canary Rockfish
Sebastes pinniger
10.57 lbs Ben Phillips Neah Bay August 30, 1986
China Rockfish
Sebastes nebulosus
4.19 lbs Steven Ripley Duncan Rock July 11, 1989
Copper Rockfish
Sebastes caurinus
10.00 lbs David Northington Point Roberts Reef August 6, 1989
Greenstripe Rockfish
Sebastes elongatus
1.63 lbs David Wedeking Possession Bar January 19, 1985
Quillback Rockfish
Sebastes maliger
7.19 lbs Bror Hultgren Middle Bank October 29, 1987
Tiger Rockfish
Sebastes nigrocinctus
7.50 lbs James Wenban Middle Bank November 30, 1989
Vermilion Rockfish (Speargun)
Sebastes miniatus
13.50 lbs Lester Dorris, Jr. Neah Bay, Clallam County August 22, 1998
Vermilion rockfish
Sebastes miniatus
7.10 lbs James Duffy Makah Bay, Clallam County July 2, 2005
Yelloweye Rockfish
Sebastes ruberrimus
27.75 lbs Jan Tavis Dallas Bank April 15, 1989
Yellowtail Rockfish
Sebastes flavidus
7.38 lbs Ken Culver Westport September 15, 1992
SABLEFISHES   SALTWATER
Sablefish
Anoplopoma fimbria
30.00 lbs Jeff Rudolph Westport June 28, 1994
SALMON (Saltwater)   SALTWATER
Chinook Salmon
Oncorhychus tshawytscha
70.50 lbs Chet Gausta Sekiu September 6, 1964
Chum Salmon
Oncorhynchus keta
25.26 lbs Fred Dockendorf Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor County August 7, 2001
Coho Salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch
25.34 lbs Martin Cooper Sekiu September 28, 2001
Pink Salmon
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
11.56 lbs Jeff Bergman Possession Point August 25, 2001
Sockeye Salmon
Oncorhynchus nerka
9.37 lbs John Stebly Sekiu August 14, 2004
SALMON, TROUT and CHAR   FRESHWATER
Atlantic Salmon, resident
Salmo salar
8.96 lbs Gregory Lepping Goat Lake, Jefferson County September 13, 1992
Atlantic Salmon, sea-run
Salmo salar
14.38 lbs Ron Howard Green River, King County September 22, 1999
Brown Trout
Salmo trutta
22.00 lbs R. L. Henry Sullivan Lake, Pend Oreille County May 22, 1965
Bull Trout
Salvelinus confluentus
22.50 lbs Louis Schott Tieton River, Yakima County April 23, 1961
Chinook Salmon
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
68.26 lbs Mark Salmon Elochoman River, Wahkiakum County October 5, 1992
Chum Salmon
Oncorhynchus keta
25.97 lbs Johnny Wilson Satsop River, Grays Harbor County October 19, 1997
Coho Salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch
25.27 lbs Brad Wilson Quinault River November 11, 2001
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal, resident
Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
12.00 lbs W. Welsh Lake Crescent, Clallam County July 1, 1961
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal, sea-run
Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
6.00 lbs Bud Johnson Carr Inlet, Pierce County May 1, 1943
Cutthroat Trout, Lahontan
Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi
18.04 lbs Dan Beardslee Omak Lake, Okanogan County July 1, 1993
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi
4.71 lbs Angus Kerr Abernathy Lake, Okanogan County October 8, 2006
Dolly Varden
Salvelinus malma
10.94 lbs Leroy Thompson Whitechuck River, Snohomish County August 5, 1999
Eastern Brook Trout
Salvelinus fontinalis
9.00 lbs George G. Weekes Wobbly Lake, Lewis County May 7, 1998
Golden Trout
Oncorhynchys mykiss aguabonita
3.91 lbs Angus Kerr Unnamed Lake, Okanogan County September 22, 2002
Kokanee (non-anadromous sockeye salmon)
Oncorhynchus nerka
6.25 lbs Clarence F. Rief Lake Roosevelt, Grant County June 26, 2003
Lake Trout (Mackinaw)
Salvelinus namaycush
35.63 lbs Phil Colyar Lake Chelan, Chelan County February 4, 2013
Pink Salmon
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
15.40 lbs Adam Stewart Stillaguamish River, Snohomish County October 11, 2007
Rainbow Trout, Beardslee
Oncorhynchus mykiss
16.31 lbs Richard L. Bates Lake Crescent, Clallam County September 7, 1989
Rainbow Trout, resident (including triploid)
Oncorhynchus mykiss
29.6 lbs Norm Butler Rufus Woods Lake, Okanogan County November 11, 2002
Sockeye Salmon
Oncorhynchus nerka
10.63 lbs Gary Krasselt Lake Washington, King County July 20, 1982
Steelhead, summer-run
Oncorhynchus mykiss
35.06 lbs Gilbert Pierson Snake River, Whitman County November 23, 1973
Steelhead, winter-run
Oncorhynchus mykiss
32.75 lbs Gene Maygra EF Lewis River, Clark County April 14, 1980
Tiger trout (Brown Trout/Eastern Brook Trout hybrid)
Salmo trutta x Salvelinus fontinalis
15.04 lbs Kirk Herrin Roses Lake, Chelan County April 11, 2012
SCULPIN   FRESHWATER
Prickly Sculpin
Cottus asper
.41 lbs Jeff Frederick Priest Rapids Lake, Grant County July 2, 2008
SCULPINS   SALTWATER
Cabezon (Speargun)
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
25.20 lbs Tony L. Rossberg Hale Passage (near Fox Island) May 22, 1992
Cabezon
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
23 lbs Wesley S. Hunter Straits-Dungeness, Clallam County August 4, 1990
Great Sculpin
Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus
4.60 lbs Mark Reynolds Port Angeles Harbor July 29, 1999
Pacific Staghorn Sculpin
Leptocottus armatus
0.26 lbs John E. Moore Padilla Bay, Skagit County November 6, 2000
Red Irish Lord
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus
3.19 lbs Ryan Dicks Mid-Channel Bank July 5, 1985
SHAD   FRESHWATER
American Shad
Alosa sapidissima
3.85 lbs Tom Magnuson Columbia River, Clark County June 21, 2005
SHARKS   SALTWATER
Blue Shark
Prionace glauca
No state record      
Sixgill Shark
Hexanchus griseus
220.0 lbs Jim Haines Gedney Island January 30, 1991
Spiny Dogfish
Squalus acanthias
20.25 lbs Roger Petersen Middle Bank, Island County May 22, 1998
SKATES   SALTWATER
Big Skate
Raja binoculata
130.0 lbs Dan Cartwright Double Bluff May 18, 1986
SUCKERS   FRESHWATER
Bridgelip Sucker
Catostomus columbianus
3.06 lbs John E. Moore Palmer Lake, Okanogan County May 27, 1999
Largescale Sucker
Catostomus macrocheilus
6.34 lbs Jeff Frederick Moses Lake, Grant County August 23, 2013
Longnose Sucker
Catostomus catostomus
No state record      
Mountain Sucker
Catostomus platyrhynchus
No state record      
SUNFISH   FRESHWATER
Bluegill
Lepomis macrochirus
2.33 lbs Ron Hinote Tampico Park Pond, Yakima County June 10, 1984
Green Sunfish
Lepomis cyanellus
0.79 lbs Mickey Hough Bailey Lake, Spokane County May 29, 1994
Pumpkinseed
Lepomis gibbosus
1.09 lbs Barbie Hathawayn Lake Terrell, Whatcom County July 2, 2007
Rock Bass
Ambloplites rupestris
1.38 lbs William Jackson Steilacoom Lake, Pierce County June 26, 1981
Warmouth
Lepomis gulosus
0.53 lbs Linda Hatlelid Silver Lake, Cowlitz County May 27, 1996
SURFPERCH   SALTWATER
Pile Surfperch
Damalichthys vacca
3.57 lbs Steve Urban Quartermaster Harbor March 14, 1981
Redtail Surfperch
Amphistichus rhodoterus
4.05 lbs Chris Maynard Kalaloch August 4, 1996
Striped Surfperch (seaperch)
Embiotoca lateralis
2.07 lbs Chris Urban Quartermaster Harbor June 2, 1980
TUNA   SALTWATER
Albacore Tuna
Thunnus alalunga
52.00 lbs Kurt Strickland Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor County October 1, 1997
Pacific Bluefin Tuna
Thunnus orientalis
36.49 lbs Patrick Fagan Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor County September 23, 2012
WALLEYE   FRESHWATER
Walleye
Stizostedion vitreum
20.32 lbs John Grubenhoff Lake Wallula, Benton County February 28, 2014
WHITEFISH   FRESHWATER
Lake Whitefish
Coregonus clupeaformis
6.81 lbs Tony Martin Rufus Woods Lake, Okanogan County April 12, 2013
Mountain Whitefish
Prosopium williamsoni
5.13 lbs Steven Becken Columbia River, Benton County November 30, 1983
WOLFFISHES   SALTWATER
Wolf-eel
Anarrhichthys ocellatus
No state record