CURRENT STATE RECORD SPEAR/BOW FISH SPECIES

Eligible Fish

State Record (lbs)

Water Body

County

Date Shot

Common Carp

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

59 lbs 4 oz

Illinois River

LaSalle

7-16-11

Silver Carp

18 lbs 1 oz

Wabash River

Wabash

9-29-14

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

31 lbs 8 oz

Ohio River

White

7-9-12

Spotted Gar

10 lbs 2.4 oz

Rend Lake

Franklin

4-9-10

Alligator Gar (min. weight 60 lbs)

Bowfin (Dogfish)

12 lbs 3 oz

Crab Orchard Lake

Williamson

5-5-12

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)

Channel Catfish (min. weight 8 lbs)

Flathead Catfish (min. weight 12 lbs)