CURRENT STATE RECORD SPEAR/BOW FISH SPECIES

Eligible Fish

State Record (lbs)

Water Body

County

Date Shot

Common Carp / Koi

38 lbs 2 oz.

Crab Orchard Lake

Williamson

4-5-13

Grass Carp (White Amur)

78 lbs 8oz

Lake Minear

Lake

6-5-14

Bighead Carp

71 lbs 4.8 oz

Kaskaskia River

St. Claire

5-13-16

Silver Carp

43 lbs 2.4 oz

Private Pond

Logan

6-13-21

Buffalo (Bigmouth)

49 lbs 15 oz

Mermet Lake

Massac

3-20-10

Buffalo (Smallmouth)

51 lbs

Ohio River

Pope

12-19-13

Buffalo (Black)

59 lbs 12 oz

Mermet Lake

Massac

2-19-14

Shortnose Gar

6 lbs 4 oz

Lake Shelbyville

Moultrie

7-20-14

Longnose Gar

32 lbs 3.2 oz

Kaskaskia River

St. Claire

9-14-17

Spotted Gar

10 lbs 13.6 oz

Kaskaskia River

Clinton

5-55-21

Alligator Gar (min. weight 60 lbs)

Bowfin (Dogfish)

14 lbs 1.1 oz

Bluford Lake

Jefferson

5-21-21

Freshwater Drum

19 lbs 13 oz

Kankakee River

Kankakee

8-11-17

Gizzard Shad

3 lb 2.2 oz

Mississippi River Pool 13

JoDaviess

5-5-16

Goldfish/Hybrid

4 lbs 6 oz

Fox Chain of Lakes

Lake

6-6-15

Blue Catfish (min. weight 12 lbs)

31 lbs 14.4 oz

Kaskaskia River

Randolph

5-30-19

Channel Catfish (min. weight 8 lbs)

Flathead Catfish (min. weight 12 lbs)

30 lbs 0 oz

Illinois River

Fulton

5-24-18