Did you know Maine’s record Large Mouth Bass was caught in 1968 and weighed in at 11Ibs 10oz? How about Maines largest Pickerel? Check out the stats below for current Maine State Fishing records as of 5/3/23.
Maine’s Largest Largemouth Bass was caught by Robert Kamp in 1968, weighing in at 11 pounds 10 oz. Robert Kamp was a resident of Denmark, Maine when he caught this massive bass in Moose Pond. To show how impressive this size is, Maine’s average weight for a Largemouth Bass is between 1-3 pounds, with some going up to 8 pounds. This comparison alone shows just how massive Robert Kamp’s Largemouth Bass was.
Maine’s Largest Rainbow Trout was caught by Timothy Kelley of Arkansas. Timothy was in Maine with his wife and brand new baby, visiting family when he decided to go to Quarry Pond in Vinalhaven, Maine and cast a line. What he didn’t expect was that he was going to shatter the Maine Rainbow Trout Record. It took Tim 10 minutes to fight this monster and get it reeled in. But just before it was reeled in, his line snapped and Tim had to rush out into the water and bring it to shore. The official weight of Tim’s Rainbow Trout was 13 lbs 9 oz and a length of 32.5 inches. This is 5 pounds larger than the previous record holder! For comparison, Rainbow Trouts in Maine weigh between 3/4 of a pound to 9 lbs! What’s even more impressive is that he caught this monster with a $25 fishing pole from Walmart, a Shakespeare Ultralight Trout Rod. This goes to show you don’t need the best gear to claim your name in the record books.
Browse the below Maine Fishing Records below!
|SPECIES||WEIGHT||ANGLER||DATE||LOCATION||AVG WEIGHT (Pounds)|
|Musky||33 lbs||Onezime Dufour||5/15/2010||St. John River||5-10|
|Lake Trout||31 lbs 8 oz||Hollis Grindle||1958||Beech Hill Pond||2-4|
|Atlantic Salmon||28 lbs 1 oz||Howard Clifford||10/9/1980||undisclosed||1-4|
|Brown Trout||23.5 lbs||Robert Hodsdon||3/6/1996||Square Pond||1-2|
|Landlocked Salmon||22 lbs 8 oz||Edward Blakely||1907||Sebago Lake||1-3|
|Cusk||18 lbs 8 oz||Annette Dumond||3/15/1986||Eagle Lake||1-2|
|Common Carp||16.3 lbs||Samuel Foster||Sep-14||Kennebec River||10-15|
|Largemouth Bass||11 lbs 10 oz||Robert Kamp||1968||Moose Pond||1-3|
|Splake||10 lbs 3 oz||Daniel R. Paquette||5/8/1993||Basin Pond||Up to 10|
|Brook Trout||9 lbs 2 oz||Patrick Coan||1/8/2010||Mousam Lake||1-5|
|Smallmouth Bass||8 lbs||George Dyer||1970||Thompson Lake||2-3|
|Whitefish||7 lbs 8 oz||Neil Sullivan||1958||Sebago Lake||1-3|
|Pickerel||7 lbs 2 oz||Josh Gagnon||3/10/2007||Balch Lake||2-3|
|White Catfish||6.69 lbs||Danny Shores||7/7/2015||undisclosed||1-3|
|Walleye||5.7 lbs||Nathan Lawler||8/1/2009||Messalonskee Lake||2-3|
|Blueback Trout||5.24 lbs||Carter McLaughlin||8/20/2008||Pushineer Pond||.3-1|
|White Perch||3.48 lbs||Jeffery Curtis||1/23/2016||undisclosed||.5-1|
|Black Crappie||3 lbs 9.76 oz||Quinn Warren||Feb-12||Messalonskee Lake||.5-1|
|Fallfish||3 lbs 12 oz||Wayne S. Morey||9/12/1986||Sibley Pond||.5-1|
|Yellow Perch||1.74 lbs||Austin Mitchell||3/28/2015||Long Pond||.25-.5|
|Pumpkinseed||0.6 lbs||Gregory T. Schmidt||9/9/2014||Knights Pond||.25-.5|