• Master Angler Awards2013 marks the 40th 'birthday' of Michigan's highly successful Master Angler Program. Launched in 1973 to better recognize anglers who catch unusually large fish, the Master Angler Program began with just 19 species of fish eligible to win distinctive Master Angler shoulder patches. In 1992, the catch and release category was established. Today, more than a quarter-century later, the program has expanded to include 52 various species for which anglers may compete for honors.
ATTENTION ANGLERS: Changes to the application including some changes to length and weight for certain species are on the updated form for 2013. All changes have been highlighted.
The deadline for submitting an entry is January 10, 2014. Be sure to include a photo of your fish if it has not already been identified by a DNR fisheries biologist.
• Master Angler Photo AlbumAfter you mail your Master Angler application and photo to the Lansing Office and received your patch in the mail, you may showcase your 2012 Master Angler Catch on the DNR website. You may submit it electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name, species and category. This e-mail address is not for submitting Master Angler entries.
• State RecordsMinimum Entry Lengths/Weights and Current State Records
• Search Master Angler EntriesMichigan Master Angler Awards are the records provided by proud anglers. Anyone that thinks they've caught the really big one, may enter their catch and maybe even beat the state record!