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Fishing WisconsinHook and line record fish

Alternate method record fish

Species Weight Length
(inches
Date
Caught
Place
Caught
County
Bass, Largemouth 11 lbs. 3 oz. not available 10/12/1940 Lake Ripley Jefferson
Bass, Smallmouth 9 lbs. 1 oz. not available 06/21/1950 Indian Lake Oneida
Bass, Rock 2 lbs. 15 oz. not available 06/02/1990 Shadow Lake Waupaca
Bass, Hybrid Striped 13 lbs. 14.2 oz. 28.0 03/16/2002 Lake Columbia Columbia
Bass, Striped 1 lbs. 9.3 oz. 17.0 05/24/1996 Fox River Kenosha
Bass, White 4 lbs. 6 oz. 17.75 09/24/1977 Okauchee Lake Waukesha
Bass, Yellow 2 lbs. 12 oz. 16.1 02/13/2013 Lake Waubesa Dane
Bluegill 2 lbs. 9.8 oz. 12.0 08/02/1995 Green Bay Brown
Bowfin 13 lbs. 1 oz. 31.6 07/19/1980 Willow Flowage Oneida
Buffalo, Bigmouth 76 lbs. 8 oz. 49.5 06/21/2013 Petenwell Flowage Adams
Buffalo, Smallmouth 20 lbs 0 oz. 30.0 12/03/1999 Milwaukee River Washington
Bullhead, Black 5 lbs. 8 oz. 21.5 09/02/1989 Big Falls Flowage Rusk
Bullhead, Brown 4 lbs. 2 oz. 17.5 07/07/2006 Little Green Lake Green Lake
Bullhead, Yellow 3 lbs. 5 oz. 15.5 06/06/1983 Nelson Lake Sawyer
Burbot 18 lbs. 2oz. 37.8 02/02/2002 Lake Superior Bayfield
Carp, Bighead 38 lbs. 12 oz. 45.5 11/28/11 Wisconsin River Sauk
Carp, Common 57 lbs. 2 oz. not available 08/28/1966 Lake Wisconsin Columbia
Carpsucker, Quillback 8 lbs. 7.2 oz. 24.10 05/02/2002 Fox River Green Lake
Catfish, Channel 44 lbs. 0 oz. not available 1962 Wisconsin River Columbia
Catfish, Flathead 74 lbs. 5.1 oz. 53.0 03/30/2001 Mississippi River Vernon
Chub, Creek 0 lbs. 9.6 oz. 11.75 01/17/2011 Unnamed Lake Marathon
Chub, Hornyhead 0 lbs. 1.9 oz. 6.63 05/06/2009 Yahara River Dane
Cisco 4 lbs. 10.5 oz. not available 06/12/1969 Big Green Lake Green Lake
Crappie, Black 4 lbs. 8 oz. 19.75 08/12/1967 Gile Flowage Iron
Crappie, White 3 lb. 13.1 oz. 16.5 05/04/2003 Cranberry Marsh Monroe
Drum, (Sheepshead) 35 lbs. 4 oz. 37.5 08/29/1992 Mississippi River Crawford
Eel, American 3 lbs. 6 oz. 38.25 07/09/1997 Lake Superior Ashland
Gar, Longnose 21 lbs. 4 oz. 52.5 06/14/1990 Wisconsin River Richland
Gar, Shortnose 2 lb. 12 oz 29.0 06/17/2006 Mississippi River Grant
Goby, Round 0 lb. 5.3 oz 8.5 05/11/2008 Lake Michigan Manitowoc
Mooneye 1 lb. 9 oz. 16.0 08/08/1999 Lake Winnebago Winnebago
Muskellunge 69 lbs. 11 oz. 63.5 10/20/1949 Chippewa Flowage Sawyer
Muskellunge, Tiger 51 lbs. 3 oz. 54.0 07/16/1919 Lac Vieux Desert Vilas
Northern Pike 38 lbs. 0 oz. not available 08/06/1952 Lake Puckaway Green Lake
Perch, White 1 lbs. 0.8 oz. 12.5 08/29/2002 Sturgeon Bay Door
Perch, Yellow 3 lbs. 4 oz. not available 1954 Lake Winnebago Winnebago
Pumpkinseed 1 lb. 2 oz. 9.6 05/27/2003 Big Round Lake Polk
Redhorse, Silver 11 lbs. 7 oz. 29.25 05/29/1985 Plum Creek Vilas
Rudd, European 1 lb. 3 oz. 12.6 03/10/1991 North Lake Waukesha
Salmon, Atlantic 23 lbs. 15 oz. 37.0 07/18/1980 Lake Michigan Milwaukee
Salmon, Coho 26 lbs. 1.9 oz. 38.0 08/21/1999 Lake Michigan Milwaukee
Salmon, Chinook 44 lbs. 15 oz. 47.5 07/19/1994 Lake Michigan Door
Salmon, Kokanee 2 lbs. 8.2 oz. 19.5 09/01/2007 Upper Bass Lake Menominee
Salmon, Pink 6 lbs. 1.9 oz. 24.0 08/10/1999 Lake Michigan Kewaunee
Salmon, Pinook
(chinook x pink)
8 lbs. 5.4 oz. 25.38 08/24/2001 Lake Michigan Kewaunee
Sauger 6 lbs. 6.7 oz. 23.25 03/19/2009 Mississippi River Pierce
Saugeye 8 lbs. 14.7 oz. 28.5 10/14/2009 Wisconsin River Columbia
Sculpin, Mottled 0 lbs. 0.5 oz. 4.5 01/09/2014 Presque Isle Lake Vilas
Shad, Gizzard 4 lbs. 7 oz. 21.5 02/10/1982 Lake Michigan Ozaukee
Shiner, Common 0 lbs. 3.2 oz. 7.5 05/12/2013 Neenah Creek Marquette
Shiner, Golden 0 lbs. 8.3 oz. 12 05/19/2012 Yellowstone Lake Lafayette
Sturgeon, Lake 170 lbs. 10 oz. 79.0 09/22/1979 Yellow Lake Burnett
Sturgeon, Shovelnose 7 lbs. 5.4 oz. 29.00 09/07/1998 Mississippi River Vernon
Sucker, Northern Hog 1 lb. 13 oz. 16.0 03/17/2004 Fox River Green Lake
Sucker, White 6 lbs. 2 oz. 23.1 08/27/1997 Miller Flowage Taylor
Sunfish, Green 1 lb. 9 oz. not available 08/23/1967 Wind Lake Racine
Trout, Brook (inland) 9 lbs. 15 oz. not available 09/02/1944 Prairie River Lincoln
Trout, Brook (outlying) 10 lbs. 1 oz. 24.5 06/08/1999 Lake Michigan Ozaukee
Trout, Brown (inland) 18 lbs. 6 oz. 34.3 05/07/1984 Lake Geneva Walworth
Trout, Brown (outlying) 41 lbs. 8 oz. 40.6 07/16/2010 Lake Michigan Racine
Trout, Lake (inland) 35 lbs. 4 oz. not available 06/01/1957 Big Green Lake Green Lake
Trout, Lake (outlying) 47 lbs. 0 oz. not available 09/09/1946 Lake Superior Bayfield
Trout, Rainbow (outlying) 27 lbs. 2 oz. 42.5 07/26/1997 Lake Michigan Kewaunee
Trout, Rainbow (inland) 12 lbs. 3 oz. 29.5 06/15/2006 Elbow Lake Marinette
Trout, Splake (Lk x Bk) 17 lbs. 14.5 oz. 32.0 07/06/2002 Green Bay Marinette
Trout, Tiger (Bk x Br) 20 lbs. 13 oz. 33.75 08/12/1978 Lake Michigan Sheboygan
Walleye 18 lbs. 0 oz. not available 09/16/1933 High Lake Vilas
Warmouth 1 lb. 1 oz. 10.50 05/26/2001 Eagle Lake Racine
Whitefish, Lake 12 lbs. 6.4 oz. 31.0 07/09/2013 Lake Michigan Sheboygan

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

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Bureau of Fisheries Management

Last revised: Wednesday February 05 2014