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Hooked on Wisconsin Anglers' Club Kept fish category

To be initiated into the Anglers' Club in the KEPT FISH category you must catch a fish that meets or exceeds the minimum weight listed below, correctly complete the application form [PDF] and comply with the following rules:

Walleye brought to boat

A walleye comes to the net. DNR photo

  1. The fish must be weighed, whole and unfrozen, to the nearest half ounce on a commercial scale in the presence of two witnesses who must sign the membership application form.
  2. Each entry must be accompanied by a clear, side-view photograph of the fish, preferably the angler and the fish. Photographs will not be returned! If there is doubt about the identification of the fish, the angler should contact the nearest WDNR fisheries biologist for verification.

Qualifying Species and Weights

Species Weight (in pounds) Species Weight (in pounds)
Lake sturgeon 65.0 Lake whitefish 5.0
Lake herring (cisco) 3.0 Coho salmon 12.0
Chinook salmon 30.0 Rainbow/Steelhead (GL) 15.0
Rainbow trout (inland) 5.0 Brown trout (GL) 15.0
Brown trout (inland) 6.0 Brook trout (GL) 5.0
Brook trout (inland) 2.0 Lake trout 18.0
Northern pike 18.0 Muskellunge 30.0
Tiger muskellunge 20.0 Bullhead (all species) 2.0
Channel catfish 18.0 Flathead catfish 30.0
Common carp 25.0 White sucker 5.0
White bass 2.5 Rock bass 1.5
Bluegill 1.5 Sunfish (all others) 1.0
Smallmouth bass 5.0 Largemouth bass 6.0
Crappie (white or black) 2.5 Yellow perch 1.5
Sauger 4.0 Walleye 10.0
Freshwater drum 15.0

Celebrating the diversity in Wisconsin fishing - The Hooked on Wisconsin Anglers' Club

Contact Information

For more information, or to send application materials electronically, contact:

Karl Scheidegger, Fisheries biologist

Last revised: Thursday April 02 2015