Yellow Bass Records State & World Records
Yellow bass are one of the most fun freshwater species to fish for. Below you will learn what makes a trophy yellow bass and the state and world records.
World Record Yellow Bass
The biggest yellow bass ever caught weighted 2 pounds, 9 ounces. This world record was caught on the Duck River in Waverly, Tennessee by John Chappell in 1998.
Yellow Bass Records by State
|Alabama||2 lb 8 oz||Guntersville Reservoir||Dennis M. Woebbeking, Pisgah||4/12/2000|
|Arizona||1 lbs 15.8 oz||Upper Lake Mary||Glenn D. Davis III||5/19/1995|
|Arkansas||2 lbs 2 oz||Gillham Lake||Tony Dinger, De Queen, AR||4/26/2009|
|Illinois||2 lbs||private pond||Jimmy Kostoff Jr.||5/5/1994|
|Indiana||2 lb 15 oz*||Morse Reservoir||Jim Raymer||6/22/1905|
|Iowa||1 lbs 9 oz||Lake Anita||Michael Gradick||5/1/2000|
|Kentucky||1 lb 6.4 oz||Lake Barkley Tailwaters||William Hinton||3/19/2009|
|Nebraska||1 lbs 7 oz||Louisville Lake #2||John Ogle||7/4/1993|
|Tennessee||2 lbs 9 oz||Duck River||John T. Chappell||2/27/1998|
|Texas||1 lbs 5.92 oz||Lake Fork||Mickey Wheatley||11/19/1997|
|Wisconsin||2 lbs 12 oz||Lake Waubesa||2/13/2013|
* not verified by the International Game Fish Association
What state has the largest yellow bass?
Tennessee is the states with the largest yellow bass caught in the United States. It weighed 2 lbs 9 oz and was caught on the Duck River by John Chappell in 1998.
What is the average size yellow bass?
The average size yellow bass seen in the wild are 9-12 inches long, weighing 8-12 ounces.. This is much smaller than the world record of 2 lbs 9 oz.
What size yellow bass is considered a trophy?
Yellow bass start to be considered trophy at 13 inches long.