Bassmaster Top 25

The top-25 all-time heaviest smallmouth bass

The list below is a work in progress. The catches on the lists are accurate and authentic as far as we have been able to determine. We are aware, however, that other legitimate catches have been made that deserve to be on this list. For that, we want and need your help. If you are aware of a catch that warrants consideration, please submit it to Kenneth.Duke@espn.com or mail your entry to Ken Duke, Senior Editor, BASS Publications, P.O. Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.

Be aware that we'll want something more than a claimed weight and a fuzzy photo. Entries should include the exact weight of the bass, the name of the angler and contact information, date of the catch, location of the catch, names and contact information for any witnesses to the catch and weighing of the fish and one or more photos of the catch and angler. BASS will give serious consideration to any applicant.

 


SMALLMOUTH BASS RECORDS
 

RANK
1
2
3
3
5
6
7
8
9
9
11
12
13
14
15
15
17
18
19
20
21
22
22
22
25
25
25
WEIGHT
11.9375
10.8750
10.5000
10.5000
10.1250
10.0625
10.0000
9.8438
9.8125
9.8125
9.7500
9.7188
9.6563
9.6250
9.5000
9.5000
9.4375
9.3750
9.3125
9.2500
9.1875
9.0625
9.0625
9.0625
9.0000
9.0000
9.0000
ANGLER
David L. Hayes
John T. Gorman
Paul E. Beal
Owen F. Smith
Archie Lampkin
Billy Westmorland
Billy Westmorland
Andy Anderson
Willis E. Spear
Harold Hardin
David Lindsay
Dan Steigers
M.H. Groom
Mike Curry
R.T. Ballard
Randy VanDam
Sam Woodruff
Terry Dodson
Billy Westmorland
W.F. Shoemaker
Thomas L. Cecil
Tim Brady
Leon Stefoneck
William Muir
George Tennyson
Eric E. Chambers
David Lane
WATER
Dale Hollow Lake
Dale Hollow Lake
Dale Hollow Lake
Wheeler Dam tailwater
Hiwassee Reservoir
Dale Hollow Lake
Dale Hollow Lake
Birch Lake
Dale Hollow Lake
Pardee Reservoir
South Branch
Dworshak Reservoir
Dale Hollow Lake
Pickwick Lake
Dale Hollow Lake
Lake Erie
Center Hill Lake
Lake Jocassee
Dale Hollow Lake
Long Lake
Dale Hollow Lake
Clair Engle Lake
Indian Lake
West Rutland
Friends Lake
Tellico Lake
Center Hill Lake
LOCATION
Kentucky
Tennessee
Tennessee
Alabama
North Carolina
Tennessee
Tennessee
Ontario
Tennessee
California
West Virginia
Idaho
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Ohio
Tennessee
South Carolina
Tennessee
Michigan
Tennessee
California
Wisconsin
Massachusetts
New York
Tennessee
Tennessee
DATE
7/9/1955
4/24/1969
4/14/1986
10/8/1950
6/1/1951
3/17/1972
3/29/1970
?/?/1954
9/9/1951
7/3/2007
?/?/1971
10/28/2006
3/17/1951
4/?/1989
9/28/1953
6/16/1993
n/a
5/3/2001
n/a
?/?/1906
2/4/1953
3/20/1976
6/21/1950
?/?/1925
?/?/1925
4/22/1991
3/23/2003  

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