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Fishing WisconsinAlternate methods (spear, bow and arrow, cross bow) record fish

Live release record fish

Hook and line record fish

Species Weight Length
(inches)
Date
Caught
Place
Caught
County
Bass, Rock 1 lb. 9.8 oz 12.0 05/16/15 Maiden Lake Oconto
Bass, White 1 lb. 8.3 oz 14.5 06/29/11 Lake Mendota Dane
Bluegill 1 lb. 5.0 oz 11.5 06/26/16 Long Lake Burnett
Bowfin (Dogfish) 11 lbs. 5.6 oz 31.5 09/23/16 Wolf River Outagamie
Buffalo, Bigmouth 87 lbs. 2 oz 51.75 04/17/15 Castle Rock Flowage Juneau
Buffalo, Smallmouth 46 lbs. 2.6 oz 47.75 07/01/10 Mississippi River Trempealeau
Bullhead, Black 0 lbs. 6.6 oz 9.25 06/04/16 Nelligan Lake Marinette
Bullhead, Yellow 1 lb.4.6 oz 14.0 05/24/16 Lake Ellen Sheboygan
Burbot 4 lbs. 6.1 oz 24.3 06/05/14 Lake Winnebago Winnebago
Carp, Bighead 27 lbs. 8 oz 40.0 06/11/16 Mississippi River Buffalo
Carp, Common 59 lbs. 0 oz 46.0 05/25/12 Long Lake Fond du Lac
Carp, Grass 32 lbs. 12.8 oz 42.5 05/16/16 Wisconsin River Richland
Carpsucker, Quillback 12 lbs. 4.8 oz. 26.0 03/14/16 Petenwell Flowage Adams
Crappie, Black 1 lbs. 11.2 oz 14.5 12/15/15 Cedar Lake Washington
Drum (Sheepshead) 28 lbs. 13 oz. 35.0 05/17/10 Mississippi River Trempealeau
Gar, Longnose 18 lbs. 7.4 oz. 52.0 05/08/16 Mississippi River Grant
Gar, Shortnose 4 lbs. 10.2 oz. 28.25 06/11/12 Lake Winnebago Winnebago
Goldfish 4 lbs.5.3 oz. 16.75 07/13/12 Green Bay Brown
Pumpkinseed 0 lbs. 13.0 oz. 9.50 05/13/17 Silver Lake Washington
Redhorse, Silver 10 lbs. 15 oz. 26.5 03/23/10 Weyauwega Mill Pond Waupac
Shad, Gizzard 4 lbs. 11.6 oz. 21.25 07/24/15 Mississippi River Trempealeau
Sturgeon, Lake 212 lbs. 3.2 oz. 84.25 02/13/10 Lake Winnebago Calumet
Sucker, Spotted 4 lbs. 8.6 oz. 20.5 12/26/15 Wisconsin River Richland
Sucker, White 5 lbs.3.0 oz. 22.0 05/19/16 Lake Nagawicka Waukesha

Note: An official record fish application [PDF] must accompany prospective record fish entries.

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Last revised: Wednesday June 21 2017