Pumpkinseed State & World Records
Pumpkinseed are one of the most popular sunfish species. Below you will learn what makes a trophy pumpkinseed and the state and world records.
World Record Pumpkinseed
The biggest pumpkinseed ever caught weighted 1 pounds, 8 ounce. This world record was caught on Honeoye Lake in Upstate New York by Robert Warne on May 23, 2016.
Pumpkinseed Records by State
|California||1 lb||Mountain Meadows Reservoir||Smith, Dave||8/4/1998|
|Connecticut||1 lb||Lake Marie, Windham||Robyn Rogers||5/26/1905|
|Idaho||0.88 lbs||Chase Lake||Bob Russell||5/30/1905|
|Maine||0.6 lbs||Knights Pond||Gregory T. Schmidt||9/9/2014|
|Michigan||1.35 lbs||Baw Beese Lake||Robert William Houser||6/26/1905|
|Minnesota||1 lbs 5.6 oz||Leech Lake||John Svihel||6/6/1999|
|Montana||15.36 oz||Upper Thompson Lake||Nathan Bache||7/30/2006|
|Nebraska||11.25 oz||Box Butte Reservoir||Mitchell Pebley||3/19/1993|
|New Hampshire||1 lbs 1.76 ozs.||Lake Winnipesaukee||Michael Steffen||1/7/2017|
|New Jersey||1 lbs 8 oz||Farm Pond in Burlington County||Daryl Donalson||6/9/1905|
|New York||1 lb 9 oz||Black River||Jordan Tontarski||1/26/2020|
|North Carolina||1 lbs 6 oz||Trent River||John Koonce||5/21/2003|
|Ohio||1.1 lbs||Portage County Farm Pond||Scott Boykin||6/12/2009|
|Oregon||7.68 oz||Lake Oswego||Linda Mar||6/18/1905|
|Rhode Island||13.6 oz||Block Island||J. Agosta||8/1/2020|
|South Carolina||2 lbs 4 oz||North Saluda River||Scott Hart||6/19/1905|
|South Dakota||12 oz||Lake Carthage||Pat McCart||5/28/1970|
|Tennessee||5 oz||Dogwood Lake||Lynn Middleton||6/14/1998|
|Vermont||1 lb 4 oz||Lake Bomoseen||Logan Bathalon||7/8/2012|
|Washington||1 lb||Lake Terrell||Barbie Hathawayn||7/2/2007|
|Wisconsin||1 lb 3.4 oz||Silver Lake||5/31/2020|
What state has the pumpkinseed?
New York is the state with the largest pumpkinseed caught in the United States. It weighed 1 lb 9 oz and was caught on Silver Lake by Jordan Tontarski in 2020.
What is the average size pumpkinseed?
The average size pumpkinseed seen in the wild are 5 – 6 inches long and weigh less than a 1/2 lb. This is much smaller than the world record of 1 lb 9 oz.
What size pumpkinseed is considered a trophy?
A trophy size pumpkinseed is over 8 inches long or weights more than 9 oz.