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Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)
Donald Shade, Waynesboro, PA
11 lb. 3 oz.
Birch Run Reservoir, Adams Co.
1983

Bass, Rock (Ambloplites rupestris)
David L. Weber, Lake City, PA
3 lb. 2 oz.
Elk Creek, Erie Co.
1971

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieui)
Robert T. Steelman, Havertown, PA
8 lb. 8 oz.
Scotts Run Lake, Berks Co.
1997
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Bass, Striped - Landlocked Lake (Morone saxatilis)
>Robert Price, Huntingdon, PA
53 lb. 12 oz.
Raystown Lake, Huntingdon Co.
1994
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Bass, Striped - Marine (Morone saxatilis)
Donald J. Clark, Boothwyn, PA
53 lb. 13 oz.
Delaware River, Delaware Co. 1989
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Bass, White (Morone chrysops)
Robert H. Hornstrom, Meadville, PA
3 lb. 15.7 oz.
Conneaut Lake, Crawford Co.
2002
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Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
Tom Twincheck, Blairsville, PA
2 lb. 9 oz.
Keystone Lake, Armstrong Co.
1983

Carp, Common (Cyprinus carpio)
George Brown, Saltillo, PA
52 lb.
Juniata River, Huntingdon Co.
1962

Catfish, Bullhead (Ameiurus spp.)
Ian C. Radle, Palmerton, PA
4 lb. 10 oz.
Beltzville Lake, Carbon Co.
2011
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Catfish, Channel (Ictalurus punctatus)
Austin E. Roth III, Bowmanstown, PA
35 lb. 2.5 oz.
Lehigh Canal, Northampton Co.
1991

Catfish, Flathead (Pylodictis olivaris)
James R. Shabrach, Jr., Boyertown, PA
48 lb. 6 oz.
Blue Marsh Spillway, Berks Co.
2006
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Crappie - White crappie (Pomoxis annularis) or Black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)
Richard A. Pino, Covington, PA
4 lb. 2.88 oz.
Hammond Lake, Tioga Co.
2000
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Drum, Freshwater [Sheepshead] (Aplodinotus grunniens)
Tim Rogers, Finleyville, PA
19 lb. 14 oz.
Monongahela River, Washington Co.
1994

Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy)
Lewis Walker, Jr., Meadville, PA
54 lb. 3 oz.
Conneaut Lake, Crawford Co.
1924
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Perch, White (Morone americana)
James Clark, Philadelphia, PA
1 lb. 12 oz.
Delaware River, Delaware Co.
2008
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Perch, Yellow (Perca flavescens)
Brian Clark, Edinboro, PA
2 lb. 14 oz.
Presque Isle Bay, Erie Co.
2016
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Pickerel, Chain (Esox niger)
Dave Wilson, Honesdale, PA
8 lb. 14.8 oz
Long Pond, Wayne Co.
2002
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Pike, Northern (Esox lucius)
Carl Stoltz, Bradford, PA
35 lb.
Allegheny Reservoir, McKean Co.
2003
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Salmon, Atlantic - Landlocked Lake (Salmo salar)
Brian Keller, Altoona, PA
17 lb. 2 oz.
Raystown Lake, Huntingdon Co.
2001
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Salmon, Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Gregory Lasko, Erie, PA
28 lb. 15 oz.
Lake Erie, Erie Co.
1990

Salmon, Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
Jack Scheirer, McMurry, PA
15 lb. 5 oz.
Lake Erie, Erie Co.
1985

Salmon, Pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)
David A. Rabatin
4 lb. 8 oz.
Elk Creek, Erie Co.
1995
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Sauger (Sander canadensis)
Tim Waltz, Williamsport, PA
4 lb.
Susquehanna River, Lycoming Co.
2001
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Shad, American (Alosa sapidissima)
Anthony Mecca, Peckville, PA
9 lb. 9 oz.
Delaware River, Pike Co.
1986

Suckers (Family Catostomidae)
Raymond C. Szalewicz, Titusville, PA
12 lb. 14.4 oz.
Allegheny River, Forest Co.
2003
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Trout, Brook (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Vonada Ranck, Watsontown, PA
7 lb.
Fishing Creek, Clinton Co.
1996

Trout, Brown (Salmo trutta)
Fazle Buljubasic, Erie, PA
19 lb. 10 oz.
Walnut Creek, Erie Co.
2000
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Trout, Golden Rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Eli Borger, Palmerton, PA 
13 lb. 8 oz.
Mahoning Creek, Schuylkill Co.
2008
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Trout, Lake (Salvelinus namaycush)
Todd Young, Nazareth, PA
29 lb. 4 oz.
Lake Erie, Erie Co.
2012
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Trout, Rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Dennis L. Clouse, Bethlehem, PA
15 lb. 6.25 oz.
Jordan Creek, Lehigh Co.
1986

Trout, Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Corey T. Brown, Osterburg, PA
20 lb. 3 oz.
Walnut Creek, Erie Co.
2001
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Walleye (Sander vitreus)
Mike Holly, Bradford, PA
17 lb. 9 oz.
Allegheny Reservoir, Warren Co.
1980