Buffalo, bigmouth (Ictiobus cyprinellus)

(Valenciennes, 1844); CATOSTOMIDAE FAMILY
Found in the Lake Erie, Ohio, and Mississippi drainages from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, the bigmouth buffalo has also been introduced into Arizona and California.
It is the largest member of the sucker family, growing to over 70 lb (31 kg). In general body shape it very much resembles the carp. The dorsal fin is similar, beginning with a tall lobe near the middle of the back and continuing to a lower portion nearly to the tail. The carp has a single serrated spine at the beginning of the dorsal fin, while the bigmouth buffalo has no spines in any... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
31.89 kg (70 lb 5 oz)
Bastrop, Louisiana, USA
21-Apr-1980
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
5.86 kg (12 lb 15 oz)
Comas Dam, Delavan, Wisconsin, USA
30-Dec-1985
M-02 kg (4 lb)
15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz)
Last Resort, Lake Ozark, Missouri, USA
30-Jun-1985
M-03 kg (6 lb)
20.63 kg (45 lb 8 oz)
Percy Priest Lake, Tennessee, USA
05-Apr-2006
M-04 kg (8 lb)
23.58 kg (52 lb 0 oz)
City Park Lagoon, Louisiana, USA
21-Jul-1976
M-06 kg (12 lb)
31.89 kg (70 lb 5 oz)
Bastrop, Louisiana, USA
21-Apr-1980
M-08 kg (16 lb)
23.81 kg (52 lb 8 oz)
Toledo Bend Reservoir, Zwolle, Louisiana, USA
24-Apr-1994
M-10 kg (20 lb)
23.58 kg (52 lb 0 oz)
Long Lake, Columbia, Louisiana, USA
21-Oct-1987
M-15 kg (30 lb)
18.96 kg (41 lb 13 oz)
Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas, USA
08-Feb-1985
M-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.68 kg (10 lb 5 oz)
Assiniboine River, Manitoba, Canada
12-Jun-2020
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.33 kg (11 lb 12 oz)
Assiniboine River, Manitoba, Canada
10-Jun-2019
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
5.56 kg (12 lb 4 oz)
Assiniboine River, Manitoba, Canada
08-Jun-2020
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
4.53 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Rock River, Illinois, USA
14-Aug-2003
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Big Muddy, Illinois, USA
24-Sep-2006
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
4.99 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Big Muddy, Rend Lake, Missouri, USA
06-Apr-2000
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
6.21 kg (13 lb 12 oz)
Assiniboine River, Manitoba, Canada
09-Jun-2019
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
F-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-Junior
9.04 kg (19 lb 15 oz)
Lake Bruin, Louisiana, USA
03-Jul-2011
M-Smallfry
3.12 kg (6 lb 14 oz)
Meramec River, Missouri, USA
21-Aug-2001

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