Minimum Entry Lengths/Weights and Current State Records

Species Min Length (inches) Current Record (lbs-oz)
Bass, Largemouth 22″ 11-15
Bass, Rock 11.5″ 3-10
Bass, Smallmouth 21″ 9-15.7
Bass, White 16″ 6-7
Bluegill 10″ 2-12
Buffalo, Bigmouth 32″ 32-0
Buffalo, Black 26″ 46-8.6
Bullhead, Black 14″ 3-7
Bullhead, Brown 14″ 3-12.3
Bullhead, Yellow 14″ 3-9.6
Bowfin 27″ 14-0
Burbot 26″ 18-4
Carp (Note 1) 30″ 61-8* / 45-0**
Carpsucker, Quillback 19″ 9-6.7
Catfish, Channel 29″ 40-0
Catfish, Flathead 29″ 52-0
Cisco (Lake Herring) 16″ 6-5.8
Crappie, Black 14″ 4-2
Crappie, White 14″ 3-6
Freshwater Drum 25″ 28-10
Gizzard Shad 16″ 4-2
Lake Sturgeon 50″ 193-0
Longnose Gar 32″ 18-0
Muskellunge, Great Lks. 42″ 58-0
Muskellunge, Northern 42″ 49-12
Northern Pike 40″ 39-0
Perch, White 10″ 2-0
Perch, Yellow 14″ 3-12
Salmon, Atlantic 32″ 32-10
Salmon, Chinook 39″ 46-1
Salmon, Coho 31″ 30-9
Salmon, Pink 21″ 8-9
Smelt 10″ 12 inches
Splake 25″ 17-9
Sucker, Longnose 17″ 6-14
Sucker, N. Hog 13″ 2-8
Sucker, Redhorse 22″ 12-14.2
Sucker, White 20″ 7-3
Sunfish, Green 9″ 1-8
Sunfish, Hybrid 10″ 1-12.8
Sunfish, Pumpkinseed 9″ 2-2.4
Sunfish, Redear 10″ 2-5.8
Sunfish, Warmouth 9″ 1-6
Trout, Brook 15″ 9-8
Trout, Brown 32″ 41-7.2
Trout, Lake 34″ 61-8
Trout, Rainbow (Steelhead) 32″ 26-80
Walleye 29″ 17-3
Whitefish, Lake 23″ 14-4.5
Whitefish, Menominee 15″ 4-0

Note 1: *State record Carp; **Largest hook & line Carp