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Pennsylvania's Biggest Fish of 2014
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)
Regina Courson-Frankenfield Pittsburgh Bridgeport Dam 08/07 Creek Chub 8 lb. 0.00 oz. 23.00 16.00
Marshall E. Graham Jr. Meadow Lands Cross Creek Lake 10/04 Crankbait 7 lb. 13.00 oz. 22.20 -
Neil Butler Connellsville Mammoth Park Lake 06/21 Shim E Stick 7 lb. 8.00 oz. 22.25 16.00
Phillip D. Williams Wooster, Oh  Lake Winola 10/11 Crawdad 7 lb. 4.00 oz. 21.00 -
Zachary Barger Parryville Mauch Chunk Lake 06/19 Powerbait 7 lb. 3.00 oz. 26.25 -
BASS, ROCK
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Robert L. Einodshofer Erie Presque Isle Bay 05/29 Blue Fox 1 lb. 5.00 oz. 11.75 -
Dylan G. Lawrence Hanover Conewago Creek 09/28 Tail Worm 0 lb. 12.00 oz. 9.50 10.00
John E. Rotto Jr. North Apollo Two Lick Reservoir 05/13 Minnow - 10.50 -
John E. Rotto Sr. North Apollo Two Lick Reservoir 05/30 Minnow - 10.00 -
James William Hoffman Industry Allegheny Reservoir 06/28 Zoom Grub - 8.25 -
BASS, SMALLMOUTH
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Anthony Fisher Chambersburg Lake Erie 05/08 Jerkbait 6 lb. 8.00 oz. 21.50 -
Tyrone Taylor Pittsburgh Conemaugh Dam 07/30 Chub 6 lb. 7.20 oz. 21.00 16.00
Jason Eberly Albrightsville Raystown Lake 05/04 Luck E Strike 6 lb. 3.00 oz. 19.50 18.50
Dan Dochinez Murrysville Keystone Power Dam 03/24 Worm 5 lb. 10.00 oz. 22.00 15.50
James Crawford New Albany Lake Erie 08/12 Storm Lure 5 lb. 8.00 oz. 21.50 16.00
BASS, STRIPED—LAKE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Michael Voyda Hazle Twp Beltzville Lake 11/08 Live Bait 46 lb. 0.00 oz. 45.00 -
Kerry Clawson Roaring Spring Raystown Lake 06/01 Shad 28 lb. 12.00 oz. 40.50 -
Shawn Kurtz Springdale Raystown Lake 07/16 Alewife 18 lb. 10.00 oz. 35.00 -
Jack E. Rauenzahn Topton Blue Marsh Lake 04/20 Tube Lure 18 lb. 9.00 oz. 36.00 17.00
Bill Bainbridge Exton Lake Wallenpaupack 07/01 Mullet Lure 16 lb. 8.00 oz. 32.50 19.00
BASS, STRIPED—MARINE
No submissions
BASS, WHITE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Robert M. Yeager Cresson Lake Erie 08/30 Worm Rig 2 lb. 5.50 oz. 16.75 12.00
Savannah Scutella Erie Lake Erie 08/08 Rapala 1 lb. 14.00 oz. 16.50 11.50
Bailey Mantzell West Middlesex Lake Erie 08/19 Storm Lure 1 lb. 13.00 oz. 17.50 11.50
Matthew Wareham Murrysville Lake Erie 10/18 Harness 1 lb. 12.50 oz. 15.50 11.00
Ryan Bausch Mohrsville Lake Erie 06/26 Spoon - 16.00 -
BLUEGILL
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Richard Hausman Orefield Beltzville Lake 06/06 Mister Twister 1 lb. 6.00 oz. 10.75 12.25
Dawontay Bates Pittsburgh Hidden Valley Lake 09/25 Maggots 1 lb. 2.00 oz. 10.00 11.00
Charles Kelshaw Northampton Lehigh River 06/30 Blue Fox  1 lb. 1.00 oz. 11.00 11.25
Jalen Graves Westfield Watkins Pond 09/01 Powerbait 1 lb. 1.00 oz. 7.00 -
Fiona Roche Palmerton Beltzville Lake 05/20 Mealworm 1 lb. 0.00 oz. 9.00 13.00
CARP
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Brent Ross Greensburg Twin Lakes 07/13 Dough Ball 39 lb. 2.00 oz. 42.00 31.00
Ireland Killen Mcmurray Edinboro Lake 07/02 Corn 26 lb. 1.00 oz. 35.00 21.75
Tim Barnhart Jr. Melcroft Laurel Hill Lake 06/18 Nightcrawler 21 lb. 0.00 oz. 33.75 23.50
Fred Boylstein Mechanicsburg Holman Lake 08/30 Corn 20 lb. 5.00 oz. 36.00 -
Ronald J. Smith Pittsburgh Lake Arthur 07/07 Nightcrawler 17 lb. 0.00 oz. 34.00 18.00
CATFISH, BULLHEAD
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Raymond Rynier Jr. New Providence Octoraro Lake 07/20 Chicken Liver 2 lb. 13.00 oz. 17.00 11.00
Barbara Kiester New Brighton Kahle Lake 08/19 Minnnow 2 lb. 11.00 oz. 16.50 10.75
Isaac Grove Homer City Yellow Creek Lake 05/01 Nightcrawler 2 lb. 3.00 oz. 15.50 10.25
John E. Rotto Jr. North Apollo Yellow Creek Lake 05/23 Shiner 1 lb. 14.00 oz. 14.50 -
Ian Fox Hooversville High Point Lake 03/08 Shiner 1 lb. 8.00 oz. 14.00 9.00
CATFISH, CHANNEL
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Paul Fayocavitz Albrightsville Beltzville Lake 06/03 Liver 23 lb. 1.00 oz. 35.00 21.75
Joseph J. Zajko Philadelphia Robin Hood Lakes 11/29 Minnow 19 lb. 7.00 oz. 34.85 22.00
Walter Kurilla Iii Jessup Lake Wallenpaupack 08/01 Chicken Liver 18 lb. 3.00 oz. 34.50 20.50
Joshua Jones Johnstown Donegal Lake 05/10 Pit Boss 17 lb. 8.00 oz. 32.50 21.00
John Ferrannini Hawley Lake Wallenpaupack 07/23 Minnow 16 lb. 8.00 oz. 32.00 21.50
CATFISH, FLATHEAD
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Daun E. Nicholson Normalville Monongahela River 06/01 Jig/Pwr Grub 38 lb. 8.00 oz. 41.25 24.00
Jason P. Darrenkamp Conestoga Lake Alder 06/22 Sucker 35 lb. 0.00 oz. 40.50 27.25
Michelle Manukas Cranberry Twp Ohio River 08/23 Shad 34 lb. 8.00 oz. 41.00 -
Barry Weldon York Susquehanna River 07/05 Live Bait 33 lb. 13.00 oz. 41.75 24.50
Kyle F. Brown Wexford Allegheny River  06/02 Bluegill 33 lb. 2.00 oz. 43.00 25.25
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)
Randall Long Altoona Raystown Lake 06/26 Minnow 3 lb. 4.00 oz. 16.00 5.00
Bob Horning Perkasie Ontelaunee 01/19 Minnow 3 lb. 1.00 oz. 17.00 -
Ellie Rae Feely Cochranton Public Access - Cochrantown  07/22 Mister Twister 3 lb. 0.00 oz. 18.00 -
Michael Klatt Reading Lake Ontelaunee 05/26 Jig 2 lb. 9.00 oz. 17.25 13.50
Chloe M. Sherman West Middlesex Shenango Lake 05/25 Minnow 2 lb. 8.00 oz. 17.00 14.50
DRUM, FRESHWATER (SHEEPSHEAD)
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Andrew W. Sveda Youngsville Lake Erie 08/23 Storm Lure 9 lb. 13.00 oz. 28.50 18.00
Robert Price Jr. Huntingdon Lake Erie 08/22 Storm Lure 9 lb. 8.00 oz. 26.50 20.00
Ken Swisher Fayetteville Lake Erie 08/20 Storm Lure 9 lb. 4.00 oz. 28.00 19.00
Tracy Mantzell West Middlesex Lake Erie 08/19 Storm Lure 9 lb. 4.00 oz. 27.00 20.00
William Libent Jr. Lower Burrell Allegheny River  06/01 Rapala 8 lb. 11.00 oz. 24.25 19.50
MUSKELLUNGE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Frank Smolick Nazareth Lehigh River 08/01 Spinner 50 lb. 0.00 oz. 52.00 28.00
Dylan Evans Strasburg Susquehanna River 07/27 Rapala 44 lb. 2.00 oz. 54.00 25.00
Douglas W. Pavick Mammoth Allegheny River 11/11 Crankbait 38 lb. 13.00 oz. 50.00 24.75
Bob Guido Belle Vernon Cheat River 10/05 Football Jig 38 lb. 0.00 oz. 47.00 24.00
Vincent J. Smith Manchester Susquehanna River 12/25 Rattle Trap 37 lb. 12.00 oz. 48.00 27.00
 
MUSKELLUNGE, TIGER
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Josh Summerville Lilly Lake Raystown 05/09 Crankbait 30 lb. 8.00 oz. 47.00 29.25
Charles C. Way Front Royal, Va Curwensville Lake 05/11 Lil Ernie - 43.50 -
PERCH, WHITE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Josh Miller Hanover Lake Marburg 10/12 Jig & Minnow 1 lb. 5.00 oz. 13.25 -
Maxx Franklin Mohrsville Lake Ontelaunee 02/16 Shiner 0 lb. 9.00 oz. 11.00 7.00
PERCH, YELLOW
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Joseph J. Zajko Philadelphia Francis E Walter Dam 11/30 Mealworm 2 lb. 4.00 oz. 16.25 12.50
Mark Mancuso Erie Presque Isle Bay 02/01 Shiner 2 lb. 4.00 oz. 15.00 12.00
Hunter Kitchen Erie Presque Isle Bay 04/18 Minnow 2 lb. 1.00 oz. 14.50 9.00
Joseph J. Zajko Philadelphia Francis E Walter Dam 11/30 Mealworm 1 lb. 15.00 oz. 15.75 15.85
Scott Snider Aliquippa Lake Erie 09/27 Crawler Harness 1 lb. 14.50 oz. 15.25 12.00
PICKEREL, CHAIN
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Jason M. Phillips Canonsburg High Point Lake 06/22 Storm Lure 5 lb. 10.00 oz. 24.00 9.00
Ricky A. Longenbach Slatington Ontelaunee Reservoir 02/22 Shiner 5 lb. 0.00 oz. 26.00 13.00
Derek Keim Kutztown Kaercher Creek 01/23 Shiner 4 lb. 8.00 oz. 28.00 12.00
Joe Phillips Canonsburg High Point Lake 06/22 Jig 4 lb. 8.00 oz. 23.50 15.25
Bryan Scott Johnstown High Point Lake 03/05 Shiner 4 lb. 5.00 oz. 26.00 12.00
PIKE, NORTHERN
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
John Thompson Mount Jewett Kinzua Dam 03/11 Shiner 24 lb. 14.00 oz. 42.50 22.25
John Thompson Mount Jewett Kinzua Dam 03/11 Sucker 23 lb. 4.00 oz. 43.25 22.25
Cole Balint Landenberg Lake Wallenpaupack 02/02 Minnow 19 lb. 2.00 oz. 37.00 18.00
Tyler Overdorff Indiana Yellow Creek 03/07 Shiner 14 lb. 0.00 oz. 38.00 18.00
Peter Weeks Farmington High Point Lake 02/01 Shiner 14 lb. 0.00 oz. 35.00 -
SALMON, CHINOOK
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
No submissions
SAUGER
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
David A. Defilippis Avella Cross Creek 06/09 Fire Tiger 0 lb. 10.00 oz. 27.50 15.50
SHAD, AMERICAN
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
No submissions
STEELHEAD
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
David W. Jones Jr. Erie Lake Erie 07/18 Renosky Lure 14 lb. 15.00 oz. 28.00 19.00
Andy J. Wiley Caldwell, Wv 20 Mile Creek 11/04 Minnow 13 lb. 7.00 oz. 34.00 19.00
Sherwood E. Frankhouser Belleville 20 Mile Creek 10/16 Sucker Spawn 13 lb. 4.00 oz. 29.00 19.00
Ron Woods Mercer Lake Erie 07/31 13 lb. 0.00 oz. 33.50 17.00
Jim Sutton Corry Presque Isle Channel 04/06 Gulp Minnow 13 lb. 0.00 oz. 32.00 19.00
SUCKERS
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Perry S. Focht Blandon Schuylkill River 11/23 Nightcrawler 3 lb. 12.00 oz. 21.50 -
Perry S. Focht Blandon Schuylkill River 12/28 Nightcrawler 3 lb. 12.00 oz. 21.00 -
Edward Stone Philadelphia Wissahickon Creek 10/28 Worm 3 lb. 0.00 oz. 20.00 -
Bertram Bealer III Coopersburg Lake Wallenpaupack 05/23 Jig - 21.50 -
Michael Yannick Hummelstown Conodoguinet Creek 08/25 Twister Tail - 21.00 -
TROUT, BROOK
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Ryan Reinsfelder Cheswick Deer Creek  04/12 Waxworm 5 lb. 7.00 oz. 21.50 11.00
John Jackson Pleasant Gap Millstone Creek 04/24 Minnow Rig 5 lb. 0.00 oz. 19.00 14.25
Steve Long Hartleton Swift Run 05/14 Spinner 4 lb. 11.00 oz. 19.50 14.00
Joel Romagna Marion Center Kinzua Creek 05/17 Salmon Eggs 4 lb. 9.00 oz. 20.00 14.25
Joshua Hagmaier Cheswick Salmon Creek 04/26 Twister 4 lb. 8.00 oz. 21.00 14.00
TROUT, BROWN
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Fred Williams Greentown Lake Wallenpaupack 06/07 Thunderstick 14 lb. 4.00 oz. 31.00 19.00
Dale Daniels Chicora 20 Mile Creek 11/10 Fly 11 lb. 12.00 oz. 29.50 17.75
Jason Wasko Duncansville Elk Creek 11/28 Egg Fly 11 lb. 8.00 oz. 31.00 16.00
Anthony Manno Alexandria, Va Walnut Creek 11/25 Fly Egg 11 lb. 4.00 oz. 29.00 20.00
Stephen Miller Mount Carmel 16 Mile Creek 11/10 Prince Nymph 9 lb. 6.00 oz. 28.50 19.00
TROUT, GOLDEN RAINBOW
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Steve Long Hartleton Penns Creek 05/20 Corn 7 lb. 8.00 oz. 24.50 14.00
Bradley Houtz Mifflinburg Spring Creek 12/20 Rooster Tail 7 lb. 4.00 oz. 25.00 15.00
Bradley Houtz Mifflinburg Spring Creek 11/22 Rooster Tail 7 lb. 1.00 oz. - -
Eric Buterbaugh Clymer Little Mahoning Creek 04/12 Minnow 6 lb. 9.00 oz. 23.50 15.00
Dominick Mattucci Iii Jeannette Loyalhanna Creek 04/12 Nightcrawler 6 lb. 8.00 oz. 26.50 -
TROUT, LAKE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Stanley E. Indyk West Mifflin Lake Erie 05/17 Spoon  27 lb. 8.00 oz. 36.00 24.00
William H. Miller Somerset Lake Erie 05/19 Spoon 25 lb. 2.00 oz. 36.00 23.50
Blake Mauthe Fenelton Lake Erie 05/18 King Spoon 24 lb. 13.00 oz. 36.00 24.00
Christopher Frantz Monaca Lake Erie 05/11 Spoon  23 lb. 0.00 oz. 36.00 23.75
James J. Koszewski North East Lake Erie 05/09 23 lb. 0.00 oz. 32.00 22.50
TROUT, RAINBOW
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Andrea R. Falteich Bethlehem Monocacy Creek 06/07 Powerbait 9 lb. 8.00 oz. 27.00 17.00
Robert Golding Hanover Middle Creek 03/29 Trout Magnet 9 lb. 8.00 oz. 26.00 14.00
Joseph Smith Kutztown Maiden Creek 04/07 Nightcrawler 8 lb. 14.00 oz. 27.00 16.00
Bobbie Lee Fine-Rydberg Carlisle Big Spring Creek 08/25 Nightcrawler 8 lb. 0.00 oz. 26.00 20.00
Wes Powell Cumberland, Md Evitts Creek 05/24 Spinner 7 lb. 7.00 oz. 24.00 16.00
WALLEYE
Angler Hometown Water Date Bait Weight Length
(inches)
Girth
(inches)
Craig Kovac Sarver Lake Erie 08/08 Reef Runner 12 lb. 12.50 oz. 33.50 18.25
David A. Sopcak Tarentum Allegheny River 11/23 Chub 12 lb. 8.00 oz. 31.00 20.00
Stanley E. Indyk West Mifflin Lake Erie 06/09 Renosky Lure 12 lb. 1.00 oz. 33.50 17.00
Jared Saylor Newmanstown Lake Erie 07/12 Reef Runner 12 lb. 0.00 oz. 32.50 18.25
Raymond Lindow Jr. Pittsburgh Lake Erie 07/05 12 lb. 0.00 oz. 31.50 17.50
 

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