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Records by Weight
Records by Weight

​​ Channel Catfish Held by CPW Employee​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

This is Colorado's original fishing record program. Fish records are tracked by weight in 49 different species categories. Potential record holders must have a valid Colorado fishing license, or be under the age of 18. The catch must be made in Colorado in compliance with all state fishing rules and regulations. The fish in question must be weighed on a state-certified scale (lbs and oz), and there must be either a weight receipt or picture of the fish on the scale with the weight visible signed by a person who witnessed the weighing. State-certified scales are available at the four Colorado Parks and Wildlife regional offices.  

The fish may not be frozen, gutted, or altered in any way. It must be examined, identified and the application signed by a CPW employee before an application is submitted. The employee must fill out and return the application form (PDF), a picture of the fish on the scale showing the weight, weight receipt of fish when possible, and a picture of the fish on a length-measuring device to the Assistant Chief of Hatcheries in Denver.

Applications can be sent to:

Record Fish Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Attention: Assistant Chief of Hatcheries
6060 Broadway, Denver CO 80216​​

American Eel3.061996Flagler Reservoir (Kit Carson County)Juergen Kernel
Arctic Char7.482023Dillon Res., SummitPete McDonnell
Black Bullhead5.061993Farm Pond (Delta County)Uldene Kuretich
Black Crappie3.482017Frank State Wildlife AreaFesstus Stalder
Blue Catfish33.527
Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo County) Coy Bowyer
Bluegill2.592019Totten Res., MontezumaGregory Wallace
Brook Trout8.562022Waterdog LakeMatt Smiley
Brown Trout30.51988Roaring Judy Ponds (Gunnison County)Alan Schneider
Channel Catfish43.382010Aurora ReservoirJessica Walton
Chinook Salmon111989Williams Fork Reservoir (Grand County)Helen Eaton
Common Carp35.312001Glenmere Park (Weld County)Adam Wickam
Cutbow18.52007Antero Reservoir (Park County)Frank Stack
Cutthroat (Native) Trout161964Twin Lakes (Lake County)George Hranchak
Flathead Catfish33.852023
John Mtn Res. SpillwayDavid Medina​
Freshwater Drum17.18751978Lonetree Reservoir (Larimer County)Faye Lancamp
Golden Trout3.751979Kelly Lake (Jackson County)Donald O' Leary
Grass Carp57.81252013Cottonwood Park Lake (Jefferson County)Brian Husmann
Grayling (Arctic)1.632002Lower Big Creek Lake (Jackson County)Derik Drinnen
Green Sunfish1.312001Gravel Pit (Larimer County)Joshua Robinson
Green Sunfish1.311997Big Thompson Pond (Weld County)Justin Evans
Hybrid Sunfish1.5311986Gravel Pit (Larimer County)Jeff Robinson
Kokanee Salmon6.811986Spinney Mountain Reservoir (Park County)Will Arduino (angling)
Kokanee Salmon7.312002Blue Mesa Res., GunnisonLee Cox (snagging)
Lake Trout50.352007Blue Mesa Reservoir (Gunnison County)Donald Walker
Largemouth Bass11.381997Echo Canyon Reservoir (Archuleta County)Jarrett Edwards
Mountain Whitefish5.131982Roaring Fork River (Eagle County)Richard Sals
Northern Pike30.692006Stagecoach Reservoir (Routt County)Tim Bone
Rainbow Trout19.632003Morrow Point Reservoir (Gunnison County)Lee Cox
Redear Sunfish1.442022Stalker Lake (Yuma County)Parker Erker
Rock Bass1.081979Ramah Reservoir (El Paso County)Timothy Fisk
Sacramento Perch1.8751974Banner Lakes (Weld County)Dana Wilfong
Sauger3.382011Horseshoe ReservoirJeff Riddle
Saugeye10.882001John Martin Reservoir (Bent County)Rocklyn Beise
Smallmouth Bass6.692011Aurora ReservoirRaymond Ong
Snake River Cutthroat17.162005Blue RiverRob Peckham
Splake18.941976Island Lake (Delta County)Robin Perkins
Spotted Bass4.4922005Valco Ponds (Pueblo Co.)Michael Hardin
Striped Bass29.312017Arkansas River, BentHarvey Shade
Tench5.3751998Home Lake, Rio Grande CountyCraig Curtis
Tiger Muskie40.131994Quincy ReservoirJason Potter
Tiger Trout10.252023
Rowdy Lake (Gunnison County)Chris Aguilar
Walleye18.811997Standley Lake(Jefferson County)Scott Regan
White Bass4.441963Blue Lake (Bent/Kiowa County)Pedro Martinez
White Crappie41975Northglenn Lake (Adams County)Daryel Thompson
White Sucker5.422011Aurora ReservoirJay Grupp
Wiper26.942004Pueblo ReservoirKevin Treanor
Yellow Perch2.562007Seaman Reservoir, (Larimer County)Justin Allbrandt