Skip to main content Skip to main content

Monster Bream: Bluegill Record Set in Colorado

Record-holder was fly-fishing for pike when the fish struck.

Monster Bream: Bluegill Record Set in Colorado

Gregory Wallace caught this Colorado-record bluegill while fly-fishing for pike. (Colorado Parks and Wildlife — Durango image)

When does bream fishing feel like pike fishing?

Ask Coloradoan Gregory Wallace, who recently caught a two-and-a-half-pound bluegill while he was fly-fishing for pike at Totten Reservoir near Cortez, Colo.

The bass-sized bluegill easily broke the state record, according to Colorado Parks & Wildlife on Facebook.

Wallace’s record fish officially weighed 2 pounds, 9.5 ounces and was 12.5 inches long, the CPW said. The weight was certified at the Durango State Trout Hatchery.


The previous record — caught in 2014 at Comanche Power Plant by Robert Castro — weighed 2-5 and measured 11.5 inches long.


In case you’re wondering, the world record recognized by the International Game Fish Association weighed 4-12. It was caught in 1950 at Kentona Lake, Ala.

Colorado keeps state records by weight and length (catch-and-release).

Click here to read about the most recent state fishing records.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Recent Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Magazine App Logo

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Game & Fish App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Game & Fish stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Enjoying What You're Reading?

Subscribe Now and Get a Full Year

Offer only for new subscribers.

Subscribe Now