International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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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...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
37.29 kg (82 lb 3 oz)Athens Lake, Texas, USA06-May-1993Randy CollinsRecord Details