Buffalo, smallmouth (Ictiobus bubalus)

(Rafinesque, 1818); CATOSTOMIDAE FAMILY; also called razorback buffalo, roachback, thicklipped buffalo
Second in size in the sucker family the smallmouth buffalo is found in the same general areas of North America as the bigmouth buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), and has been introduced into Arizona.
It resembles its large relative, the bigmouth buffalo, closely in most respects, but can be distinguished by a number of factors. It is generally lighter in color than other buffalos, having an olive bronze cast. Also the body is somewhat more compressed with a higher arch in the back, and the sma... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
37.29 kg (82 lb 3 oz)
Athens Lake, Texas, USA
06-May-1993
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
7.93 kg (17 lb 8 oz)
Trinity River, Hubbard, Texas, USA
12-Mar-1995
M-02 kg (4 lb)
9.41 kg (20 lb 12 oz)
Grapevine Lake, Texas, USA
26-Feb-2009
M-03 kg (6 lb)
12.90 kg (28 lb 7 oz)
Chickamauga Reservoir, Tennessee, USA
01-Jun-1996
M-04 kg (8 lb)
30.02 kg (66 lb 3 oz)
Broken Bow Lake, Broken Bow, Oklahoma, USA
03-May-2019
M-06 kg (12 lb)
37.29 kg (82 lb 3 oz)
Athens Lake, Texas, USA
06-May-1993
M-08 kg (16 lb)
29.25 kg (64 lb 8 oz)
Sabine River, Easton, Texas, USA
28-Mar-1987
M-10 kg (20 lb)
34.24 kg (75 lb 8 oz)
Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas, USA
22-Oct-2000
M-15 kg (30 lb)
36.74 kg (81 lb 0 oz)
Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas, USA
19-May-2001
M-24 kg (50 lb)
28.35 kg (62 lb 8 oz)
Lake Fork, Texas, USA
06-Dec-2014
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
20-Nov-2014
W-03 kg (6 lb)
3.37 kg (7 lb 7 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
01-Mar-2016
W-04 kg (8 lb)
3.03 kg (6 lb 11 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
30-Apr-2020
W-06 kg (12 lb)
3.29 kg (7 lb 4 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
30-Apr-2020
W-08 kg (16 lb)
18.29 kg (40 lb 5 oz)
Walter E. Long Lake, Texas, USA
21-Jun-2020
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
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)
4.31 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
26-Feb-2011
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
26.76 kg (59 lb 0 oz)
Town Lake, Austin, Texas, USA
28-Oct-1997
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
8.08 kg (17 lb 13 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
05-Mar-2009
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
6.70 kg (14 lb 12 oz)
Richland Chambers Lake, Texas, USA
22-Jun-2000
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.12 kg (13 lb 8 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
23-Jan-2017
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
9.47 kg (20 lb 14 oz)
Travis County, Texas, USA
29-Mar-2005
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
6.10 kg (13 lb 7 oz)
Lake Granbury, Texas, USA
23-Jun-2012
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
23-Jan-2017
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
29-Jan-2015
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
5.93 kg (13 lb 1 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
23-Jan-2017
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
6.01 kg (13 lb 4 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
29-Jan-2015
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
4.99 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
29-Jan-2015
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.73 kg (10 lb 7 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
23-Jan-2017
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
5.90 kg (13 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
29-Jan-2015
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
19.05 kg (42 lb 0 oz)
Lake Fork, Texas, USA
17-May-2008
F-Smallfry
3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
31-Aug-2020
M-Junior
28.35 kg (62 lb 8 oz)
Lake Fork, Texas, USA
06-Dec-2014
M-Smallfry
16.15 kg (35 lb 10 oz)
Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas, USA
28-Aug-2007

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