Adult Catch & Keep Leaders  |  Youth Catch & Keep Leaders  |  Catch & Release Leaders

The tables below list the biggest fish caught in each category of the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program for the current calendar year. Tables will be updated regularly beginning on March 1 of every year.

Record Breaking Catch? Anglers who believe they have broken a state record must present their fish in its entirety (whole) to a fisheries biologist at MassWildlife Field Headquarters in Westborough or at any of the five MassWildlife District offices. In keeping with MassWildlife regulations prohibiting the transportation of live fish without a permit, any fish submitted for weighing must be dead.

Adult Catch & Keep Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.WaterTown
Broodstock Salmon    
Brook Trout    
Brown Trout    
Bullhead    
Carp    
Chain Pickerel    
Channel Catfish    
Crappie    
Lake Trout    
Landlocked Salmon    
Largemouth Bass    
Northern Pike    
Rainbow Trout    
Shad    
Smallmouth Bass    
Sunfish*    
Tiger Muskellunge    
Tiger Trout    
Walleye    
White Catfish    
White Perch    
Yellow Perch    

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass

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Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.WaterTown
Broodstock Salmon    
Brook Trout    
Brown Trout    
Bullhead    
Carp    
Chain Pickerel    
Channel Catfish    
Crappie    
Lake Trout    
Landlocked Salmon    
Largemouth Bass    
Northern Pike    
Rainbow Trout    
Shad    
Smallmouth Bass    
Sunfish*    
Tiger Muskellunge    
Tiger Trout    
Walleye    
White Catfish    
White Perch    
Yellow Perch    

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass

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Catch & Release Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Inches

WaterTown
Broodstock Salmon   
Brook Trout   
Brown Trout   
Bullhead   
Chain Pickerel   
Channel Catfish   
Crappie   
Lake Trout   
Landlocked Salmon   
Largemouth Bass   
Northern Pike   
Rainbow Trout   
Shad   
Smallmouth Bass   
Sunfish*   
Tiger Muskellunge   
Tiger Trout   
Walleye   
White Catfish   
White Perch   
Yellow Perch   

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass

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