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Pennsylvania's Biggest Fish of 2013
Angler Award Program Summary
Top Fish Submitted for each Category

bullet You MUST submit an application to the Commission's Angler Award Program to be considered for this listing.
bullet These are the largest 5 fish, by weight, submitted in the Senior Angler, Junior Angler and Catch & Release categories only.
bullet Lists are not provided for Husky Musky and First Fish categories.
bullet Note weights and sizes are not verified, all submissions accepted on the honor system.
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BASS, LARGEMOUTH
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Brandon Light Myerstown Lakeside 7/28 - 8 lb. 11 oz. 23 18
Robert Buzanoski Evans City Lake Arthur 3/9 Minnow 7 lb. 10 oz. 23 18
Ryan Brennan West Chester Marsh Creek Lake 11/20 Soft Bait 7 lb. 8 oz. 22 16
Devyn Bossard Townville Sugar Lake 2/10 Minnow 7 lb. 3.6 oz. 23.88 15.25
Ciera Castelluccio Pittsburgh Lake Arthur 12/31 Minnow 7 lb. 2 oz. 24 20
BASS, ROCK
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Mark Freese Jamestown Pymatuning Reservoir 6/9 Soft Bait 0 lb. 14 oz. 10 9
Michael Miller West Islip, NY Wild Acres Lake 9/1 Spinner 0 lb. 13 oz. 9 -
Leslie Miller West Islip, NY Wild Acres Lake 8/31 Spinner 0 lb. 12 oz. 8 -
Paulie Martin Farmingville, NY Wild Acres Lake 5/27 Spinner - 11 -
Brian Miller Central Islip, NY Wild Acres Lake 5/27 Spinner - 11 -
BASS, SMALLMOUTH
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Mark Foose Dayton Raystown Lake 7/2 Minnow 8 lb. 0 oz. 24 -
Martin F. Cribb II Mount Wolf Susquehanna River 5/5 Jig 7 lb. 6 oz. 23 19
Anthony Fisher Chambersburg Lake Erie 4/27 Jerkbait 7 lb. 2 oz. 22 18
Stephen G. Sawyer Jr McMurray Lake Erie 5/3 Jerkbait 7 lb. 0 oz. 22 16
Robert Owen Sproles Haymarket, VA Susquehanna River 7/14 Crankbait 5 lb. 8 oz. 22 -
BASS, STRIPED—LAKE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Gary Caboot York Pinchot Lake 10/4 Jerkbait 31 lb. 3 oz. 31 -
Carter Haney Portersville Shenango Reservoir 7/5 Minnow 14 lb. 0 oz. 29 22
Mark C. Vallozzi Greensburg Pymatuning Reservoir 10/19 Minnow 13 lb. 4 oz. 28 24
Kevin Reilly Zelienople Lake Arthur 10/13 Nightcrawler 8 lb. 5 oz. 25 16
Jonathan Aglio Butler Lake Arthur 6/8 Nightcrawler 7 lb. 8 oz. 25 -
BASS, STRIPED—MARINE
No submissions
BASS, WHITE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Adrian Connelly Doylesburg Lake Erie 7/11 Soft Bait 2 lb. 3 oz. 17 12
Frank Fordick Portage Lake Erie 8/8 Soft Bait 2 lb. 2 oz. 14 12
Kaylin Sveda Warren Lake Erie 7/14 Soft Bait 1 lb. 14 oz. 16 13
Duane Hardy Jr Orbisonia Lake Erie 8/9 Soft Bait 1 lb. 14 oz. 13 11
BLUEGILL
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Charles W. Spoonhour Fayetteville Waynesboro Reservoir 4/16 Redworm 1 lb. 0 oz. 11 10
Dean Gilman Aliquippa Pymatuning Reservoir 6/12 Spinner 0 lb. 14 oz. 10 10
Christopher Buckingham York Memory Lake 5/15 Earthworm 0 lb. 13 oz. 10 10
Jonathan Lyons Monaca Hopewell Lake 8/11 Maggots 0 lb. 13 oz. 10 10
Sophie R. Goodsell Harrisburg Spring Creek 4/20 Mealworm 0 lb. 10 oz. 9 9
CARP
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Bailey Mcnitt Reedsville Juniata River 8/10 Corn 34 lb. 10 oz. 37 -
Frank E. Lincoln III Glen Burnie, MD Susquehanna River 9/18 Jig w/Skirt 30 lb. 0 oz. 36 24
Michael G. Martinez Philadelphia Delaware River 9/17 Corn 27 lb. 2 oz. 34 24
Curtis Silk Jr Wrightsville Codorus Creek 7/5 Nightcrawler 23 lb. 0 oz. 31 18
Noah Gilmore Berlin Juniata River 6/25 - 20 lb. 10 oz. 16 -
CATFISH, BULLHEAD
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Jacob Linn Rankin Newtown Square Ridley Creek 7/18 Jig 2 lb. 8 oz. 14 6
Greg Ferlin Fredonia Lake Wilhelm 4/28 Minnow 2 lb. 2 oz. 15 11
Arthur L. Fahringer Sr York Lake Redman 6/21 Worm 2 lb. 0 oz. 10 3
Kristopher Rynkiewicz Nanticoke Sylvan Lake 7/20 Leech 1 lb. 13 oz. 15 9
Philip A. Stoneback Jr Souderton Lake Nockamixon 7/28 Nightcrawler 1 lb. 13 oz. 15 9
CATFISH, CHANNEL
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
David T. Bishoff Erie Walnut Creek 6/7 Nightcrawler 23 lb. 2 oz. 35 23
Andrew Serafine Erie Elk Creek 6/10 Raw Shrimp 22 lb. 12 oz. 35 23
Stephen E. Dombroski Girard Lake Erie 6/7 Nightcrawler 22 lb. 4 oz. 34 24
James Robinson Erie Lake Erie 5/29 - 21 lb. 0 oz. 32 26
Jeffrey C. Conklin Susquehanna Lackawanna Lake 2/24 Minnow 19 lb. 3 oz. 34 19.88
CATFISH, FLATHEAD
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Brian J. Werntz Strasburg Susquehanna River 7/13 Bluegill 47 lb. 1 oz. 44

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Ronald Krachinsky New Galilee New Brighton Dam 8/26 Bluegill 42 lb. 0 oz. 40 -
John Bradley Columbia Susquehanna River 9/14 Bluegill 41 lb. 9 oz. 45 29
Brandon H. Chapman Maytown Susquehanna River 5/18 Sunfish 41 lb. 8 oz. 47 -
Michele Williams Middletown Susquehanna River 6/15 Sunfish 41 lb. 2 oz. 43 24
CATFISH, WHITE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
No submissions
CRAPPIE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Travis Hammond Chambersburg Cowans Gap Lake 5/25 Soft Plastic 3 lb. 7 oz. 17 14
Joseph N. Luby Allentown Lake Ontelaunee 12/15 Minnow 3 lb. 0 oz. 18 19
Robby D. Liming Graceton Crooked Creek Lake 1/19 Minnow 2 lb. 15 oz. 17 13.5
Thomas Ortz Butler Lake Arthur 1/18 Minnow 2 lb. 10 oz. 16 14
Joseph L. Minto Sharpsville Shenango Reservoir 5/5 Minnow 2 lb. 5 oz. 16 13
DRUM, FRESHWATER (SHEEPSHEAD)
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
John Bumbarger Philipsburg Lake Erie 7/19 Soft Bait 12 lb. 8 oz. 34 20
Bill Hagerty Lahmansville, WV Lake Erie 8/10 Soft Bait 11 lb. 2 oz. 28 19
Gerald Groover Canton Lake Erie 8/20 Soft Bait 9 lb. 5 oz. 27 19
Dale Green Towanda Lake Erie 8/21 Soft Bait 8 lb. 8 oz. 29 19
Luke Mantzell West Middlesex Lake Erie 8/23 Soft Bait 8 lb. 8 oz. 24 17
MUSKELLUNGE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Mark R. Nicholas Export Allegheny River 3/17 Jerkbait 43 lb. 0 oz. 51 -
Joshua R. Haley Washington Ten Mile Creek 2/23 Crankbait 41 lb. 2 oz. 46 24
Troy Hollabaugh Johnsonburg East Branch Dam 6/1 Minnow 40 lb. 6 oz. 52 30
Jeremy T. Bryan Mt Morris Dunkard Creek 3/30 Jerkbait 38 lb. 4 oz. 49 26
Douglas W. Pavick Mammoth Keystone Lake 8/9 Spinner 38 lb. 0 oz. 52 23.25
 
MUSKELLUNGE, TIGER
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Carl S. Scholtz Glenshaw Tionesta Creek Outflow 5/29 Nightcrawler - 48 -
Brock Morocco Hermitage Pymatuning Reservoir 4/18 Rapala - 44 24
PERCH, WHITE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Garett Gasker Lehighton Mauck Chunk Lake 2/10 Minnow 1 lb. 8 oz. 12.75 9.5
Steven Allard Wattsburg Presque Isle Bay 4/6 Crankbait 1 lb. 6 oz. 13 11
Kevin J. Long Bernville Lake Marburg 7/24 Worm - 11 -
PERCH, YELLOW
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Joseph G. Maciejaszek Shickshinny Harveys Lake 2/23 Minnow 2 lb. 2 oz. 15.5 13.25
Gary Amboyer North East Lake Erie 6/21 Minnow 2 lb. 0 oz. 15 12
Joseph G. Maciejaszek Shickshinny Harveys Lake 3/4 Minnow 1 lb. 15 oz. 15.25 11.5
Diane L. Thompson N. Huntingdon Lake Erie 10/5 Minnow 1 lb. 13 oz. 15 11
Brent Burger Cooperstown Lake Erie 7/5 Minnow 1 lb. 10 oz. 14 11
PICKEREL, CHAIN
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Jeff Edwards Balston Spa, NY Promised Land Lake 2/16 Minnow 6 lb. 2 oz. 28 12
Carl H. Klopp Eagles Mere Hunters Lake 6/16 Crankbait 6 lb. 1 oz. 27 14
Leslie Miller West Islip, NY Wild Acres Lake 8/31 Spinner 5 lb. 12 oz. 25 -
Michael Miller West Islip, NY Wild Acres Lake 8/31 Spinner 4 lb. 13 oz. 23 -
John Edwards Hawley Lake Wallenpaupack 3/9 Minnow 4 lb. 12 oz. 26 12
PIKE, NORTHERN
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Bob Guido Belle Vernon Youghiogheny River Reservoir 9/21 Soft Bait 21 lb. 5 oz. 44 20
Eric Glovenski Reading Peters Creek 1/26 Minnow 19 lb. 0 oz. 38 -
Mark Fortese Jr Scranton Susquehanna River 3/3 Minnow 15 lb. 0 oz. 40 17
Josh Miller Hanover Lake Marburg 8/15 Jerkbait 15 lb. 0 oz. 39.25 17
Timothy Barnhart Jr Melcroft Laurel Hill Lake 10/2 Jig 14 lb. 0 oz. 38 16
 
SALMON, ATLANTIC
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Luke Rzodkiewicz Fairview Kinzua Creek 5/8 Spinner - 13 -
SALMON, CHINOOK
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Barry Lichvar North East Lake Erie 6/8 Spoon 20 lb. 8 oz. 36 22
SAUGER
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
No submitted catches
SHAD, AMERICAN
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Dave Bausch Mohrsville Delaware River 5/3 Spoon 5 lb. 7 oz. 25 15
STEELHEAD
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Joe Walton Mount Pleasant Lake Erie 8/18 Spoon 16 lb. 8 oz. 34 19
Rob Malcotti Ebensburg Elk Creek 2/10 Jig 15 lb. 0 oz. 32 18.5
Chris Stefanowski Warminster Lake Erie 8/12 Soft Bait 14 lb. 0 oz. 34 21
Blair Walk Erie Elk Creek 10/3 - 14 lb. 0 oz. 36 17
Earl D. Woodyard Jr. Pittsburgh Walnut Creek 10/29 Soft Bait 13 lb. 12 oz. 32 18
SUCKERS
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Dave Bausch Mohrsville Schuylkill River 12/5 Worm 3 lb. 3 oz. 20 -
Billy R. Shaffer Worthville Mahoning Creek 9/29 Jerkbait - 26 -
Robert Wasileski IV Ingomar Kinzua Creek 5/26 Nightcrawler - 23 -
Edward A. Prince II Aliquippa Beaver River 5/8 Worm - 23 -
TROUT, BROOK
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Feller Heider Butler W. Br. Millstone Creek 4/25 Lydnora Lure 4 lb. 10 oz. 19 14
Steve Long Hartleton E Br. Spring Creek 5/23 Minnow 4 lb. 8 oz. 20 14
Christine Summers Johnstown Toms Run 5/22 Minnow 4 lb. 8 oz. 19 13
Anthony D. Foltz Harrisburg Clarks Creek 3/30 Minnow 4 lb. 6 oz. 20 14
Edward J. Scopel Cadogan Toinesta Creek 5/11 Minnow 4 lb. 2 oz. 21 8
TROUT, BROWN
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Joe Stahon Erie Lake Erie 6/22 Nightcrawler 16 lb. 4 oz. 33 19
Craig R. Gearhart Huntingdon Raystown Lake 3/23 Spoon 15 lb. 0 oz. 33 -
Thomas Van Winkle Spotsylvania, VA Lake Erie 7/25 Spoon 14 lb. 4 oz. 30 19
Pao Vang Elizabethtown Trout Run 10/16 Spoon 14 lb. 0 oz. 31 18
Rodger Schreckengost Seminole Four Mile 10/23 Minnow 13 lb. 8 oz. 29 18
TROUT, GOLDEN RAINBOW
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Keagan Zelko Steelton Quittapahilla Creek 3/30 Soft Bait 8 lb. 2 oz. 26.5 15.5
Steven Long Hartleton Allegheny River 9/6 Nightcrawler 7 lb. 15 oz. 25 16
Aubree Goss Marion Center Chess Creek 4/14 Bubble Gum 6 lb. 13 oz. 25 16
Kira Swaiko Gibsonia Deer Lake 4/13 Soft Bait 6 lb. 2 oz. 23.13 14.25
Todd A. Heckman Wernersville Tulpehocken Creek 4/28 Soft Bait 6 lb. 2 oz. 24 13
TROUT, LAKE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Ralph Casper Finleyville Lake Erie 5/19 Spoon 28 lb. 0 oz. 36 25
Gregory W. Lazor Indiana Lake Erie 5/17 Spoon 24 lb. 8 oz. 36 24
Michael Baronyak McKees Rocks Lake Erie 5/18 Spoon 21 lb. 8 oz. 36 22
William Savich Pittsburgh Lake Erie 5/11 Spoon 20 lb. 0 oz. 35 21
Edward Lawrence Corry Lake Erie 5/18 Spoon 18 lb. 8 oz. 40 20
TROUT, RAINBOW
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Bruce Richmond Bellefonte Bald Eagle Creek 9/1 Power Eggs 11 lb. 5 oz. 29.5 18
Rachael Beresford Springfield Chester Creek 5/18 Power Bait 10 lb. 0 oz. 26 18
Wes Powell Cumberland, MD Evitts Creek 4/13 Spinner 9 lb. 5 oz. 27 18
Jeff Kauper Pittsburgh Deer Creek 4/13 Mealworm 8 lb. 15.20 oz. 24.75 17.25
Steven Long Hartleton Armstrong Creek 5/14 Minnow Rig 7 lb. 11 oz. 25 17
WALLEYE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Austin M. Ramsey Pittsburgh Allegheny River 3/8 Smoke Tube 13 lb. 11 oz. 34 19
Jacob Lindow Bridgeville Lake Erie 6/23 Soft Bait 13 lb. 4 oz. 32 18.5
Josh Herman Erie Lake Erie 7/5 Soft Bait 12 lb. 8 oz. 34 21
Sandra L. Taccone Erie Lake Erie 7/15 Crankbait 12 lb. 2 oz. 36 17
William Wismer Erie Lake Erie 6/15 Crankbait 12 lb. 0 oz. 32 18
 

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