Master Angler Awards

  • Major change to Master Angler program for 2015Starting January 1, 2015; the weight requirement has been removed for catch-and-keep Master Angler entries - however, new state record fish will still be determined by weight. Anglers will now no longer need to find a commercial scale as both the catch-and-keep entries and the catch-and-release entries will now be based on length only. The new concept is aimed at making it easier for anglers to submit their biggest fish.
  • 2015 Master Angler Application PDF iconThe deadline for submitting an entry is January 10, 2016. The application allows you to download, complete and save on your computer and then submit with an attached photo to: Please note: the latest version of Adobe Reader is required to access this form. The application may still be downloaded and completed by hand and mailed with printed photo.
  • Search Master Angler Entries Michigan 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!
  • Master Angler Awards
    • Master Angler Program Overview
    • Yearly Catch and Keep Reports
    • Yearly Catch and Release Reports
  • Check out the 2015 Master Angler patch!2015 Master Angler patch
  • Fishin' in the Mitten: Catching Big Fish in Michigan Check out this public tableau that features state record and Master Angler data to help you discover where the big fish in Michigan can be found!
  • Using the Fisheries Division's Master Angler database to improve your fishing success

State Record Fish