New record fish must outweigh the standing record for the species by at least one full ounce. The all-tackle world record for bluegill is 4 pounds, 10 ounces caught in May of 1947. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. While huge bluegills are caught on a variety of light-weight tackle, fly rods occasionally account for some of the record fish. An angler caught a giant bluegill in Colorado this week to set the state record. ... Not only is this one of the largest bluegill I have ever seen, but it is the largest one ever caught in Colorado. Search for the biggest fish in the International Game Fish Association's database of biggest fish for each species. The weight was certified at the Durango State Trout Hatchery. according to the International Game Fish Association, Man Ticketed for How He’s Living on His Own Land, Prepping Tradecraft: The Art of the Trade, Swalwell: Limit Ammo Possession to 200 Rounds, How to Sharpen a Chainsaw Chain — the Right Way, How to Build an Old-Fashioned Guillotine Style Mouse Trap, Take your patriotism to the next level this 4th of July with these products, Paul Harrell’s Top 5 (6) Handguns for Beginners, NEW Rapid Deployment Flippers from Buck Knives SPRINT Series, Make Your Own Spruce Beer Colonial Rations, Cops Leave Mother Hanging While She Holds Gun on Intruder, NY Homeowner Charged With Felony, Home Seized After Killing 2 in Home Invasion, Paul Harrell on the Hi-Point Model JHP 45 ACP Pistol, California Ammo Restrictions Spark Ammo Rush and Legal Challenge, If You Don’t Know Who Beka Garris is, You Should, ASAP Electronic Mag Loader From Butler Creek, You Should Oppose Trump’s Anti-Gun Nominee to Head ATF, Smith & Wesson Donates $20,000 to ‘Honored American Veterans Afield’, Fathers Day: 10 Campsite Essentials You Can Score for Dad for Under $50, Blackhawk’s New Andrew Arrabito Collaboration Blades, Watch: Overhauling a Takedown Muzzleloader With Two-Piece Barrel, Alabama Coyote Enters House, Kills Pet Cat, CCI Brings Out New Magnum Rimfire VNT Varmint Rounds, No Round Chambered: Hunter and Guide Defenseless Against Grizzly Bear Attack. (Image: Colorado Parks and Wildlife) This huge bream topped the old record by 4 ounces in weight, and a full two inches in length! Gregory Wallace set out to catch some pike on a fly rod the week of June 12, 2019 at Totten Reservoir in the Southwest corner of the state. According to a Facebook post by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Durango page, the record has been broken by Gregory Wallace, Fish taken from private waters that are closed to public access are not eligible for record status. The state record bluegill weighed 2 pounds, 9.8 ounces. The bluegill had a girth of 18 1/4 inches, and was 15 inches in length. The fish was verified by Colorado biologists at the Durango State Trout Hatchery.The previous state record bluegill was caught in 2014 at Comanche Power Plant and weighed 2 pounds 5 ounces at 11 1/2 inches in length. Hawaii and Maine, however, share the distinction of producing the lightest blue state record. State records Kept 11.5 inches, 2 lb 4 oz Released 12.5 inches.
Small bluegill (about 1 inch) do not handle well so it is better to stock larger fingerlings (2+ inches) initially. Although this is a huge bluegill, it’s still two pounds shy of the world record bluegill, which weighed in at 4 pounds, 12 ounces and was caught back in 1950, according to the International Game Fish Association. This huge bream topped the old record by 4 ounces in weight, and a full two inches in length! Caught in 1950 by T.S. The weight came in at 2.32 pounds on a certified scale at the Super One grocery story on Monday morning. Colorado: 2 lbs 5 oz: Robert Castro: Comanche Power Plant, Pueblo: 2014: Connecticut: 2 lbs … When fishing, it can sometimes pay to expect the unexpected. Sadly, there are no known photographs of that big slab. Wallace now holds the state record for bluegill with a fish that measured 12 3/4 inches long and weighed 2 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces. The company's filing status is listed as Good Standing and its File Number is 20181453071. Jun 20, 2019 - New record! The catch out-weighed the previous record, a two-pound, five-ounce bluegill caught in 2014 by Robert Castro in Pueblo, state records show. Arizona’s Colorado River waters record for redear sunfish is five pounds and 12.8 ounces and 17 inches, which was caught in Havasu a little over three years ago, stated Pfleger. The bluegill that Glafcke caught the evening of Sunday, Sept. 8 measured 12.45 inches, according to Sommerfeldt, a DNR fish biologist in Park Falls. Congratulations Gregory Wallace for catching the new Colorado state record Bluegill out of Totten Reservoir! To qualify, anglers must catch fish of a certain length. Although this is a huge bluegill, it’s still two pounds shy of the world record bluegill, which weighed in at 4 pounds, 12 ounces and was caught back in 1950, according to the International Game Fish Association. So when Gregory Wallace went fly fishing for pike last week and hooked a blonky bluegill, he held onto that huge panfish. These fish often feature a copper discoloration on the front below the gills, and a dark spot at the base of the dorsal fin. In fact, according to the Mystery Tackle Box list referenced above, a total of nine state-record bluegills have been landed in the 21st century so far, including one in Colorado (2019) and another in Vermont (2020). Bluegill Improvements is a Colorado Limited-Liability Company filed on June 3, 2018. Gregory Wallace hooked the freshwater sunfish in Totten Reservoir near Durango. Jun 20, 2019 - New record! Gregory Wallace set out to catch some pike on a fly rod the week of June 12, 2019 at Totten Reservoir in the Southwest corner of the state. The fish in question must be weighed on a state-certified scale (lbs and oz), and there must be either a weight receipt or picture of the fish on the scale with the weight visible signed by a person who witnessed the weighing. Wallace’s record fish officially weighed 2 pounds, 9.5 ounces and was 12.5 inches long, the CPW said. A Colorado angler also busted a state record this week, catching a 2-pound, 9 1/2-ounce bluegill on a fly rod at Totten Reservoir, located in the southwest corner of the state. originalDevice: deviceType:desktop. July 2, 2020 The giant weighed in at 5.46 pounds and was confirmed as the new Tennessee state record and possibly the new world record. When fishing, it can sometimes pay to expect the unexpected. Robert Lawler of Lake Havasu City with what was a potential world-record, 5-pound, 7-ounce redear sunfish caught in 2011 from Havasu. section: | slug: new-colorado-state-record-bluegill-caught | route: article_single | 107. “Congratulations Gregory Wallace for catching the new Colorado state record Bluegill out of Totten Reservoir! Congrats Greg! Article by Wide Open Spaces. (Image: Colorado Parks and Wildlife) This huge bream topped the old record by 4 ounces in weight, and a full two inches in length! Fewer Hunters in the US, but Higher Hunting License Sales. Advertisement. Hudson, not only is the Alabama state record the largest recorded bluegill in state, national, and world history, but it is the oldest active bluegill state fishing record in the United States. He unexpectedly tied into a Colorado state record fish in the process, although not a pike. The fish weighed in at 2 lbs 9.5 oz and had an overall length of 12.75″. Record fish must be available for inspection by Department personnel. February 15, 2019 5 years after world-record redear sunfish catch, invasive quagga mussels considered a likely contributor to monster sizes of these sunfish at Lake Havasu Potential record holders must have a valid Colorado fishing license, or be under the age of 18. Brito’s world-record 5.78-pound redear sunfish from 2014. The fish was verified by Colorado biologists at the Durango State Trout Hatchery.The previous state record bluegill was caught in 2014 at Comanche Power Plant and weighed 2 pounds 5 ounces at 11 1/2 inches in length. Bluegill and redear can be caught around structure such as docks, vegetation, or artificial structure using mealworms, night crawlers, or small crappie jigs. CDFW is temporarily closing its high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that facility is open.

The fish was verified by Colorado biologists at the Durango State Trout Hatchery.The previous state record bluegill was caught in 2014 at Comanche Power Plant and weighed 2 pounds 5 ounces at 11 1/2 inches in length. So when Gregory Wallace went fly fishing for pike last week and hooked a blonky bluegill, he held onto that huge panfish. A monstrous, three-pound plus bluegill landed in Arizona might have been a record for the Colorado River, but the fish's weight was never certified! Gregory Wallace set out to catch some pike on a fly rod the week of June 12, 2019 at Totten Reservoir in the Southwes Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements, can be found on CDFW’s Online License Site. The all-tackle world record for bluegill is 4 pounds, 10 ounces caught in May of 1947. Related Links & Resources: Cuba Missouri Teen Sets Missouri Fish Record Hunting and Shooting Sports Mississippi State Record Blue Catfish North Carolina Channel Catfish World Record Blue Catfish Questions, answers and tips about big game hunting can be found in our Fishing Discussion Forums. Fishing World Records. The previous state record was caught in 2014 at Comanche Power Plant, weighed 2 lbs 5 oz, and was 11.5″. Hope you caught up with some pike too. Use the search form above to find fishing world records for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and more. Arizona’s Colorado River waters record for redear sunfish is five pounds and 12.8 ounces and 17 inches, which was caught in Havasu a little over three years ago, stated Pfleger. … The fish was verified by Colorado biologists at the Durango State Trout Hatchery.The previous state record bluegill was caught in 2014 at Comanche Power Plant and weighed 2 pounds 5 ounces at 11 1/2 inches in length. Below, you will find a list of the current state record fish caught in Colorado. Sadly, there are no known photographs of that big slab. 6-keys: sports/wired2fish//// A pair of big redear sunfish captured during AZGFD’s November, 2018 survey at Lake Havasu.

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