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Warmouth State & World Records

Warmouth are a popular sunfish species. Below you will learn what makes a trophy warmouth and the state and world records.

World Record Warmouth

The biggest warmouth ever caught weighted 2 pounds, 7 ounce. This world record was caught on the Yellow River in Florida by Tony Dempsey on 10/19/1985.

Warmouth Records by State

StateWeightLocationCaught ByDate
Alabama1 lb 12 ozFarm PondJimmy A. Barfield4/25/1986
Arizona12 ozSenator LakePatrick Ferguson3/74
Arkansas1 lb 8 ozBlack Dog BayouMichael Curtis5/28/1998
Florida2.44 lbsYellow RiverTony Dempsey10/19/1985
Georgia2 lbsPrivate PondCarlton Robbins5/1/1974
Idaho0.6 lbsSnake RiverMarvin Stevens6/23/1988
Illinois1 lbs 13 ozprivate pondWesley Mills5/22/1971
Indiana1.4 lbNorth Dugger PitJack Tolbert6/24/1905
Kansas1.11 lbMined Land WA #7Vivian A. Bradley4/30/1988
Kentucky1 lb 6.2 ozPrivate PondJon Hoover7/21/2003
Louisiana2.13 lbsAtchafalaya BasinFrank E. Dean Jr.7/87
Maryland0.7 lbsGilbert Run LakeDezi Collins​
Michigan1.38 lbsGreat Bear LakeMichael L Berg6/23/1905
Mississippi1 lb 8 ozBlack CreekLillian Morris6/17/1979
Missouri1 lbs 4 ozButler CountyTony Fincher7/31/1984
North Carolina1 lbs 13 ozMcLeods PondEmma Sears5/7/1976
Ohio1.32 lbsMahoning County Farm PondDouglas Koenig7/19/2009
Oregon1lbs 14.2 ozColumbia SloughJess Newell5/28/1905
South Carolina2 lbs 2.5 ozClarendon Co.W. Singletary5/26/1905
Tennessee1 lb 12 ozNolichucky RiverFrank E. Garrett5/26/1984
Texas1 lbs 4.8 ozTown LakeRalph Manns Jr.7/19/1991
Washington8.48 ozSilver LakeLinda Hatlelid5/27/1996
Wisconsin1 lb 1 ozEagle Lake5/26/2001
States not listed don’t have a warmouth record on the books.

What state has the warmouth?

Florida is the state with the largest warmouth caught in the United States. It weighed 2 lbs 7 oz and was caught on the Yellow River by Tony Dempsey on 10/19/1985.

What is the average size warmouth?

The average size warmouth seen in the wild are 5 – 8 inches long and weigh around 1 lb. This is much smaller than the world record of 2 lb 7 oz.

What size warmouth is considered a trophy?

A trophy size warmouth is over 10 inches long.