World Record Bluegill

Bluegills are one of the most popular freshwater fish in North America. These sunfish reside in lakes, rivers, ponds, and creeks around the country.

If you’re going fishing for these panfish you may be wondering what the record is for the largest bluegill ever caught. Here we will take a look at a few state records to find the biggest that was ever caught.

Top 10 Largest Bluegill Ever Caught

STATEWEIGHTLOCATIONANGLERDATE
Alabama4 lbs 12 ozKetona Lakes by BirminghamT.S. Hudson4/9/1950
North Carolina4 lbs 5 ozN/ADanny Case7/27/1967
Kentucky4 lbs 3 ozStrip mine lakePhil Conyers8/5/1980
Arizona3 lbs 15.68 ozGoldwater LakeChristopher Ray Mapes5/2/2004
California3 lbs 14 ozRancho Murieta ReservoirMichael Holoubek6/22/2008
Idaho3 lbs 8 ozC.J. Strike ReservoirDarrell Grim5/19/1905
Illinois3 lbs 8 ozprivate pondDarren May5/10/1987
Mississippi3 lbs 7.2 ozprivate pondGerald E. Thurmond2/2/1995
Maryland3 lbs 7 ozDeep Creek LakeSarah Brenneman8/9/1998
Georgia3 lbs 5 ozShamrock LakeP. F. Gumm7/3/1977

Those are the 10 biggest. If you want to see the records in every state check out this resource.