Kentucky State Bowfishing Record Fish
As of Jan 26, 2009

Application for Official Kentucky State Bowfishing Record Fish Program

Species Weight Taken By Location Date
Bowfin 15 pounds 10 oz.   Don Bellamy
Princeton Ky.  
Barkley Lake   April 9, 2006  
Bream (non-game species) 1 pound 1oz   Darnell Hatfield
Shepherdsville Ky.  
Kentucky Lake   May 1, 2003  
Smallmouth Buffalo 68 pounds 4 oz   Mike Phillips
Eddyville Ky.  
Lake Barkley   April 10, 2006  
Bigmouth Buffalo 35 pounds 8 oz   Clay Rhye
Henderson Ky.  
Lake Barkley   April 5, 2008  
Catfish - Blue 62 pounds 9 oz   Joseph Ewing
Mill Shoals IL.  
Tennessee River   May 26, 2006  
Catfish - Channel 23 pounds 11 oz   Kerry Thompson
Elizabethtown Ky.  
Private Pond (Hardin County)   August 8, 2003  
Catfish - Flathead 60 pounds 9 oz   Jay Knight   Kentucky Lake   May 22, 2004  
Carp - Common 35 pound 8 oz   Chris Lee
Lewisberg Ky.  
Lake Malone   May 4, 2008  
Carp - Big Head 71 pounds 0 oz.   Clift Poweers
Paducah Ky.  
Kentucky Lake   May 23, 2007  
Carp - Silver 31 pounds 0 oz.   Dan Richeson
Ekron Ky.  
Ohio River   May 29, 2004  
Carp - White Amur 64 pounds 0 oz.   Michael Smith
Mayfield Ky.  
Kentucky Lake   June 9, 2006  
Drum 18 pounds 10 oz   Willie Chadwell
London Ky.  
Lake Cumberland   May 23, 2008  
Long Nose Gar 28 pounds 6 oz.   Tommy Crook
Robards Ky.  
Ohio River   August 4, 2007  
Short Nose Gar 12 pounds 4 oz   Kevin Capps
Henderson Ky.  
Lake Barkley   May 6, 2005  
Spotted Gar 10 pounds 15 oz   Warren Blake
Henderson Ky.  
Barkley Lake   April 21, 2007  
Goldfish 7 pound 4 oz.   Devin Hardy
Brandenburg Ky.  
Farm Pond
Meade County  
April 28, 2007  
Koi 18 pounds 11 oz.   David Kohl
Louisville, Ky.  
Farm Pond
Jefferson County  
September 17, 2007  
Moon Eye 1 pound 4 oz.   Ronald Prior
Louisville Ky.  
Ohio River   July 29, 2005  
Mullet 1 pound 12 oz.   Tom Jenkins   Tennessee River   July 25, 2003  
Paddlefish (Spoonbill) 43 pounds 15 oz.   Robert Bellew
Kuttawa Ky.  
Cumberland River   May 22, 2007  
Shad (all species) 2 pounds 0 oz   Joe Nichols
Vine Grove Ky.  
Rough River   Jan 3, 2009  
Skipjack Herring        
Sucker - Blue 4 pounds 0 oz   Dennis Laughead
Ekron Ky.  
Ohio River (Meade Co.)   May 22, 2005  
Sucker - White 0 pounds 6 oz   Aaron Pryor
Irvington Ky.  
Rough River Lake   April 29, 2003  
Sucker - Redhorse 6 pounds 13 oz.   John Bagby
Greensburg Ky.  
Green River   July 15, 2008  
Sucker - Spotted 1 pounds 10 oz.   Warren Blake
Henderson Ky.  
Kentucky Lake   April 15, 2006