Lake Records

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fish photo What is the biggest fish you’ve ever caught? A seven-pound largemouth, a two-pound crappie or a 45-pound blue catfish? While your fish may not have broken a state record, it could very possibly be the biggest fish ever caught out of your favorite lake. Now thanks to new technology and a network of record keepers at lakes around the state, your next trophy could qualify as a lake record. The program was established as a way to serve anglers and recognize big fish and the lakes they come from.
Current Program Lakes
***Fish can be weighed in alive, dead or frozen, but are heaviest when alive or kept on ice.***

Below are the 14 species and their minimum weights that qualify for lake records:

  • Largemouth bass (6 lbs.)
  • Crappie (2 lbs.)  
  • Flathead catfish   (40 lbs.)
  • Hybrid striped bass   (8 lbs.)
  • Paddlefish/Spoonbill   (40 lbs.)
  • Smallmouth bass (4 lbs.)
  • Channel catfish (15 lbs.)
  • White bass (3 lbs.)
  • Walleye/Saugeye (5 lbs.)
  • Rainbow trout (6 lbs.) (New)
  • Spotted bass (2 lbs.)
  • Blue catfish (40 lbs.)
  • Striped bass (20 lbs.)
  • Sunfish (any species) (1 lb.)