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.

2017 Sportfishing Award Leaders will be posted the first week of February, 2017

Adult Catch & Keep Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.

Water

Town

Bowfin

    

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

    

Updated January, 2017

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Lbs.

Oz.

Water

Town

Bowfin

    

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
Updated January, 2017

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Catch & Release Sportfishing Award Leaders

Species

Inches

Water

Town

Bowfin

   

Brook Trout

   

Brown Trout

   

Bullhead

   

Carp

   

Chain Pickerel

   

Chain Pickerel

   

Chain Pickerel

   

Channel Catfish

   

Crappie

   

Crappie

   

Lake Trout

   

Landlocked Salmon

   

Largemouth Bass

   

Northern Pike

   

Rainbow Trout

   

Shad

   

Shad

   

Smallmouth Bass

   

Sunfish

   

Tiger Muskellunge

   

Tiger Trout

   

Tiger Trout

   

Walleye

   

White Catfish

   

White Perch

   

Yellow Perch

   

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Updated January, 2017

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