At 2:30 p.m. on April 6, Jeff Bonawitz of East Lampeter Township reeled in a record-setting flathead catfish from the Susquehanna River.
The catfish tipped the scales at 50 pounds, 7 ounces.
The previous record was set in 2006 with a a 48-pound, 6-ounce flathead from the Blue Marsh Spillway,Berks County, the Fish & Boat Commission said.
What are the biggest catches in Pennsylvania records?
Here's the list, according to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. The fish are organized alphabetically by type.
11 pounds, 3 ounces, caught in 1983 by Donald Shade, Waynesboro, in the Birch Run Reservoir, Adams County.
3 pounds, 2 ounces, caught in 1971 by David L. Weber, Lake City, in Elk Creek, Erie County.
8 pounds, 8 ounces, caught in 1997 by Robert T. Steelman, Havertown, in Scotts Run Lake, Berks County.
Bass, Striped - Inland
53 pounds, 12 ounces, caught in 1994 by Robert Price, Huntingdon, in Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County.
Bass, Striped - Marine
53 pounds, 13 ounces, caught in 1989 by Donald J. Clark, Boothwyn, in the Delaware River, Delaware County.
4 pounds, caught in 2002 by Robert H. Hornstrom, Meadville, in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County.
2 pounds, 8 ounces, caught in 1983 by Tom Twincheck, Blairsville, in Keystone Lake, Armstrong County.
52 pounds, caught in 1962 by George Brown, Saltillo, in the Juniata River, Huntingdon County.
4 pounds 10 ounces, caught in 2011 by Ian C. Radle, Palmerton, in Beltzville Lake, Carbon County.
35 pounds, 3 ounces, caught in 1991 by Austin E. Roth III, Bowmanstown, in Lehigh Canal, Northampton County.
50 pounds, 7 ounces, caught April 6, 2019, by Jeff Bonawitz, East Lampeter, in the Susquehanna River, Lancaster County.
Crappie - White crappie
4 pounds, 3 ounces, caught in 2000 by Richard A. Pino, Covington, in Hammond Lake, Tioga County.
Drum, Freshwater [Sheepshead]
19 pounds, 14 ounces, caught in 1994 by Tim Rogers, Finleyville, in the Monongahela River, Washington County.
54 pounds, 3 ounces, caught in 1924 by Lewis Walker, Jr., Meadville, in the Conneaut Lake, Crawford County.
1 pound, 12 ounces, caught in 2008 by James Clark, Philadelphia, in the Delaware River, Delaware County.
2 pounds, 14 ounces, caught in 2016 by Brian Clark, Edinboro, in Presque Isle Bay, Erie County.
8 pounds, 15 ounces, caught in 2002 by Dave Wilson, Honesdale, in Long Pond, Wayne County.
35 pounds, caught in 2003 by Carl Stoltz, Bradford, in Allegheny Reservoir, McKean County.
Salmon, Atlantic - Landlocked Lake
17 pounds, 2 ounces, caught in 2001 by Brian Keller, Altoona, in Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County.
28 pounds, 15 ounces, caught in 1990 by Gregory Lasko, Erie, in Lake Erie, Erie County
15 pounds, 5 ounces, caught in 1985 by Jack Scheirer, McMurry, in Lake Erie, Erie County.
4 pounds, 8 ounces, caught in 1995 by David A. Rabatin, in Elk Creek, Erie County.
4 pounds, caught in 2001 by Tim Waltz, Williamsport, in the Susquehanna River, Lycoming County.
9 pounds, 9 ounces, caught in 1986 by Anthony Mecca, Peckville, in the Delaware River, Pike County.
12 pounds, 14 ounces, caught in 2003 by Raymond C. Szalewicz, Titusville, in Allegheny River, Forest County.
7 pounds, caught in 1996 by Vonada Ranck, Watsontown, in Fishing Creek, Clinton County.
19 pounds, 10 ounces, caught in 2000 by Fazle Buljubasic, Erie, in Walnut Creek, Erie County.
Trout, Golden Rainbow
13 pounds, 8 ounces, caught in 2008 by Eli Borger, Palmerton, in Mahoning Creek, Schuylkill County.
Trout, Lake (Salvelinus namaycush)
29 pounds, 4 ounces, caught in 2012 by Todd Young, Nazareth, in Lake Erie, Erie County.
15 pounds, 6 ounces, caught in 1986 by Dennis L. Clouse, Bethlehem, in Jordan Creek, Lehigh County.
20 pounds, 3 ounces, caught in 2001 by Corey T. Brown, Osterburg, in Walnut Creek, Erie County.
17 pounds, 9 ounces, caught in 1980 by Mike Holly, Bradford, in Allegheny Reservoir, Warren County.