Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife

State of Delaware Fishing Records
(Records as of March 1, 2001)

Delaware Freshwater Fishing Records

FISH
SPECIES
WEIGHT
(lbs-ozs)
LOCATION
CAUGHT
DATE
CAUGHT
LENGTH
(Inches)
GIRTH
(Inches)
RECORD HOLDER
ADDRESS
Largemouth Bass
10lbs. 5ozs.
Andrews Lake
12/06/1980
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Tony Kaczmarczyk
Wilmington, DE
American Shad
6lbs. 12ozs.
Brandywine Creek
05/02/1972
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Bayard Conaway
Wilmington, DE
Pickeral
7lbs. 3ozs.
Horsey Pond
04/22/1972
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Earl Messick
Blades, DE
Smallmouth Bass
4lbs. 15ozs.
Brandywine River
05/29/1989
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Jerry Proffitt
Newark, DE
White Perch
2lbs. 9ozs.
Indian River
02/28/1997
15
13 3/4
Wayne Hastings
Seaford, DE
Yellow Perch
2lbs. 11ozs.
Red Clay Creek
05/02/1976
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Mervin Kessinger
Wilmington, DE
Trout
11lbs. 10ozs.
White Clay Creek
02/16/1997
28
18 1/2
Edwin Wallace
Wilmington, DE
Crappie
4lbs. 9ozs.
Noxontown Pond
05/30/1976
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Marvin Billips
St. Georges, DE
Bluegill
2lbs. 10ozs.
Diamond Pond
06/10/1998
13
14 1/4
Arnold Harmon
Not Available
Carp
45lbs.
Delaware River
06/06/1976
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Ronald Burnett
New Castle, DE
Catfish
23lbs. 6ozs.
C&D Canal
08/03/1992
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
William Ridgley
New Castle, DE
SB x WB Hybrid
13lbs. 13 1/2ozs.
Lums Pond
03/12/1990
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Earl Blevins
Newark, DE
Walleye
6lbs. 14ozs.
Brandywine River
07/23/1995
27 1/2
15
Nesbit Copenhaver
Wilmington, DE
Tiger Musky
15lbs. 2ozs.
Brandywine River
05/11/1991
39
16
Richard Harris
Wilmington, DE
Red Ear Sunfish
3lbs. 1ozs.
Diamond Pond
06/14/1998
15
16
Marty Messick
Milford, DE

Delaware Saltwater Fishing Records

FISH
SPECIES
WEIGHT
(lbs-ozs)
LOCATION
CAUGHT
DATE
CAUGHT
LENGTH
(Inches)
GIRTH
(Inches)
RECORD HOLDER
ADDRESS
White Marlin
120lbs.
Baltimore Canyan
09/25/1972
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
William Garner Jr.
Forestville, MD
Blue Marlin
820lbs.
Poorman's Canyan
07/08/1986
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Bruce King
Camden, DE
Shark
825lbs.
Atlantic Ocean
07/11/1981
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Brent Thomas
Manheim, PA
Tuna
322lbs.
Baltimore Canyan
07/11/1992
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Mike Horner
Lewes, DE
Black Drum
115lbs.
Delaware Bay
05/20/1978
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Kenneth H. Smith
Frederica, DE
Channel Bass
75lbs.
Not
Recorded
06/15/1976
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
James Vandetti
Dover, DE
Cod
44lbs. 10ozs.
Five Fathoms Bank
01/25/1975
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
John Osborne
Lewes, DE
Dolphin
49lbs.
Atlantic Ocean
08/28/1987
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Kelly Price
Milton, DE
False Albacore
17lbs. 9ozs.
30 Fathom Line
08/31/1980
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Scott A. Werner
Ephrata, PA
Bluefish
21lbs. 15ozs.
Rehoboth Beach
10/27/1980
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Bill Thoroughgood
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Flounder
17lbs. 15ozs.
Indian River Inlet
10/07/1974
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
William Kendall
Dundalk, MD
Tautog
19lbs. 13ozs.
Ocean Wreck
04/26/1999
32
23
Ivan Joseph Brown
Middle River, MD
Seabass
7lbs. 6ozs.
Fenwick Shoal
09/09/1988
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Steve Samluk
Newark, DE
Seatrout
19lbs. 2ozs.
Delaware Bay
05/20/1989
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
William E. Thomas
Smyrna, DE
Porgy
5lbs. 5ozs.
Not Recorded
05/31/1979
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Herman Schmidt
Milford, DE
Kingfish
4lbs.
Bethany Beach
10/13/1973
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Billy Hastings
Millsboro, DE
Atlantic Mackerel
3lbs. 5ozs.
Delaware Bay
04/02/1985
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Ricky Yakimowicz
Lewes, DE
King Mackerel
48lbs. 9ozs.
B Bouy
09/19/1992
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Gordon Harris
Laurel, MD
Wahoo
94lbs.
Poorman's Canyan
09/24/1986
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Julian D. Brake
Berlin, MD
Atlantic Croaker
5lbs. 3 1/2ozs.
Indian River
09/12/1980
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Catherine Simpson
Rehoboth, DE
Swordfish
276lbs. 12ozs.
Delaware Bay
08/20/1978
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Albert E. Scott
Lancaster, PA
True Albacore
80lbs.
Atlantic Ocean
09/15/1987
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
David Francella
West Chester, PA
Mako Shark
975lbs.
Poormans Canyan
07/22/2000
132
78
Thomas Barnes
Mechanicksburg, PA
Striped Bass
51lbs. 8ozs.
Indian River Inlet
12/?/1978
Not
Recorded
Not
Recorded
Betty Roseu
Pottstown, PA
Sheepshead
13lbs. 11ozs.
Haystack
09/27/2000
27 1/2
24
Frank Piectrazak
Bear, DE

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