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Anglers the world over gather regularly for fishing derbies to see who can land the biggest catch. But record-breaking fish can be caught at anytime, weighed on an International Game Fish Association-certified scale at any number of tackle shops or marinas, and compared to the IGFA’s online records database. Sport-fishing enthusiasts can even have their own scales certified by the IGFA for a $40 fee.

Stacker compiled a list of record fish caught in Vermont using data from Land Big Fish. Fish pictured are not the actual record catch. Keep reading to see which bodies of water in your state hold some of the most massive fish around.

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American Eel

– Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by Robert Tatro Jr. in 1989

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Atlantic Salmon

– Weight: 12 lbs 10.4 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by Brian Latulippe in 1994

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Black Crappie

– Weight: 3 lbs 8.5 oz
– Location: Lake Hortonia
– Record set by Francis T. Geoffroy in 2005

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Bluegill Sunfish

– Weight: 1 lbs 9.3 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by Todd Peacock in 2008

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Bowfin

– Weight: 14 lbs 8 oz
– Location: Missisquoi River
– Record set by Randall Savage in 1977

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Brook Trout

– Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz
– Location: Paran Creek
– Record set by Dennis Harwood in 1977

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Brown Trout

– Weight: 22 lbs 3 oz
– Location: Sherman Reservoir
– Record set by Barry Bouker in 1990

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Bullhead

– Weight: 3 lbs 6 oz
– Location: Roach Pond
– Record set by Frank Parker in 1976

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Carp

– Weight: 42 lbs 7.36 oz
– Location: Brattleboro Retreat Meadows
– Record set by Tyler Evans in 2008

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Chain Pickerel

– Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz
– Location: Harriman Reservoir
– Record set by Robert Purdy in 1974

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Chain Pickerel

– Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz
– Location: Harriman Reservoir
– Record set by Wendy St. Laurence in 1989

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Channel Catfish

– Weight: 35 lbs 14.7 oz
– Location: Lake St. Catherine- Main Lake
– Record set by Robert Scott in 2012

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Fallfish

– Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
– Location: Winooski River
– Record set by Scott A. Graham in 1990

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Lake Trout

– Weight: 34 lbs 0 oz
– Location: Willoughby Lake
– Record set by John Staples in 1981

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Largemouth Bass

– Weight: 10 lbs 4 oz
– Location: Lake Dunmore
– Record set by Tony Gale in 1988

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Ling Cod

– Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
– Location: Lake Memphremagog
– Record set by John Hawthorn in 1979

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Mooneye

– Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by Thomas LaVigne in 1985

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Muskellunge

– Weight: 38 lbs 3.5 oz
– Location: Missisquoi River- Swanton
– Record set by Chris Beebe in 2005

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Northern Pike

– Weight: 30 lbs 8 oz
– Location: Glen Lake
– Record set by Bernard Golob in 1977

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Pumpkinseed Sunfish

– Weight: 0 lbs 14.4 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by Carroll G. Bryce in 1994

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Rainbow Trout

– Weight: 13 lbs 8 oz
– Location: Lake Dunmore
– Record set by Grant Delphia in 1976

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Rock Bass

– Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by Brad French in 1981

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Sauger

– Weight: 3 lbs 2 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by David Paya in 1980

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Sheepshead

– Weight: 19 lbs 10 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by Randy Deso in 1992

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Smallmouth Bass

– Weight: 6 lbs 13 oz
– Location: Lake Eden
– Record set by Issac Spaulding in 2003

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Tiger Muskellunge

– Weight: 17 lbs 13 oz
– Location: Connecticut River
– Record set by Daniel W. Magoon in 1987

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Walleye

– Weight: 14 lbs 8.8 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by Richard Levesque in 2010

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White Perch

– Weight: 2 lbs 2.9 oz
– Location: Connecticut River- Hunts Meadow
– Record set by Michael E. Coughlin in 2009

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Whitefish

– Weight: 9 lbs 4 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by Victor Raymond in 1999

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Yellow Perch

– Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz
– Location: Lake Champlain
– Record set by Sheldon Meaker Jr. in 1981

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