Silver Carp State & World Records
Silver carp are one of the most fun freshwater species to fish for. Below you will learn what makes a trophy silver carp and the state and world records.
World Record Silver Carp
The biggest silver carp ever caught weighted 70 pounds 8 ounces. This world record was caught at Andong-s, Kyungsangbok-Do, Korea by Chongdae Lim on June 4, 2006.
Silver Carp Records by State
|Illinois||43 lbs 2.4 oz||Private Pond||Logan||6/13/2021|
|Indiana||15 lbs 8 oz||West Fork White River||Daniel Keller||6/25/1905|
|Iowa||62 lbs||Des Moines River||Billie Summers||6/2/2018|
|Kentucky||13 lbs 5 oz||Cumberland River||Dustin Fitzgerald||2/21/2017|
|Mississippi||27.25 lbs||Sardis Lower Lake||Andrew Vinson||8/1/2019|
|Nebraska||15 lbs 1 oz||Duck Creek||Hayden Hall||2/29/2020|
|Tennessee||37 lbs 0.4 oz||Old Hickory Reservoir||Brian Townsend||5/8/2021|
|Texas||21.75 lbs||Choctaw Creek||Stephen Banaszak||7/19/2021|
What state has the largest silver carp?
Iowa is the state with the largest silver carp caught in the United States. It weighed 62 lbs and was caught on the Des Moines River by Billie Summers on June 2, 2018.
What is the average size silver carp?
The average size silver carp seen in the wild are 20 – 40 inches long and weight 5 – 20 lbs. This is much smaller than the world record of 70 lbs 8 oz.
What size silver carp is considered a trophy?
Silver carp start to be considered trophy size at 30 inches long.