Department of Natural Resources
State record fish are recognized by weight only. To qualify for a state record, your fish must exceed the current listed state record weight and identification must be verified by a DNR fisheries biologist. All potential state record fish must be weighed on a commercial scale (grocery store, meat market, etc.) and record the business name where scale is located. If possible, attach weight slip.
To apply for a state record, fill out the State Record application form and send it to: Fisheries Division, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Box 30446, Lansing MI 48909.