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Hook and line record fish

Fishing Wisconsin

Live release record fish

Alternate method record fish

Species Weight Length (inches) Date Caught Place Caught County
Alewife 0 lbs. 2.4 oz. 8.125 05/19/2017 Lake Michigan Milwaukee
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 5 lbs. 3.8 oz. 22.25 05/05/2019 Mississippi River Vernon
Bass, Yellow 2 lbs. 12 oz. 16.1 02/13/2013 Lake Waubesa Dane
Blackstripe Topminnow 0 lbs. 0.32 oz. 2.4 08/01/2019 Mukwonago River Waukesha
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 4 lbs. 2.4 oz. 19.5 06/06/2020 White Mound Park Lake Sauk
Burbot 18 lbs. 2oz. 37.8 02/02/2002 Lake Superior Bayfield
Carp, Bighead 38 lbs. 12 oz. 45.5 11/28/2011 Wisconsin River Sauk
Carp, Common 57 lbs. 2 oz. not available 08/28/1966 Lake Wisconsin Columbia
Carpsucker, Quillback 9 lbs. 15.8 oz. 25.0 05/01/2016 Wolf River Waupaca
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.12.0 oz. 11.75 01/07/2018 Amnicon Lake Douglas
Chub, Hornyhead 0 lbs. 7.2 oz. 10.25 05/08/2021 Spring Creek Columbia
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
Darter, Johnny 0 lbs. 0.16 oz. 2.5 08/29/2020 Menomonee River

Waukesha

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 4 lbs. 5.4 oz 31.75 08/22/2015 Fox River Outagamie
Goby, Round 0 lb. 5.3 oz 8.5 05/11/2008 Lake Michigan Manitowoc
Logperch 0 lbs. 0.72 oz. 4.4 08/01/2019 Mukwonago Waukesha
Minnow, Bluntnose 0 lbs. 0.4 oz. 2.7 08/01/2019 Mukwonago River Waukesha
Mooneye 2 lbs. 6.6 oz. 18.5 05/11/2014 Mississippi River La Crosse
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. 6 oz. 13.0 03/14/2020 Chequamegon Bay Bayfield
Perch, Yellow 3 lbs. 4 oz. not available 1954 Lake Winnebago Winnebago
Pumpkinseed 1 lb. 3.4 oz. 11.125 05/31/2020 Silver Lake Washington
Redhorse, Golden 3 lbs. 8.9 oz. 19.75 04/22/2021 Wisconsin River Oneida
Redhorse, Shorthead 3 lbs. 6.2 oz. 20.13 04/23/2021 Wisconsin River Oneida
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)
9 lbs.1.6 oz. 27.88 07/30/2016 Lake Michigan Door
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. 0.64 oz. 4.3 03/15/2016 Gunlock Lake Vilas
Sculpin, Slimy 0 lbs. 0.8 oz. 4.75 05/21/2016 Kinnickinnic River St. Croix
Shad, Gizzard 4 lbs. 7 oz. 21.5 02/10/1982 Lake Michigan Ozaukee
Shiner, Common 0 lbs. 4.0 oz. 8.0 04/23/2017 Mukwonago Waukesha
Shiner, Golden 0 lbs. 9.1 oz. 10.25 03/29/2021 Lake Mendota Dane
Shiner, Spottail 0 lbs. 0.48 oz. 3.5 09/25/2020 Castle Rock Flowage Adams
Smelt, Rainbow 0 lbs. 5.0 oz. 10.5 03/05/2017 Chequamegon Bay Ashland
Stonecat 0 lbs.5.4 oz. 9.3 07/04/2017 Prairie River Lincoln
Sturgeon, Lake 170 lbs. 10 oz. 79.0 09/22/1979 Yellow Lake Burnett
Sturgeon, Shovelnose 7 lbs. 13.1 oz. 37.5 05/28/2017 Mississippi River Vernon
Sucker, Northern Hog 1 lb. 13 oz. 16.0 03/17/2004 Fox River Green Lake
Sucker, Spotted 4 lbs. 10.2 oz. 20.5 02/22/2018 Lake Onalaska La Crosse
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, outlying) 20 lbs. 13 oz. 33.75 08/12/1978 Lake Michigan Sheboygan
Trout, Tiger (Bk x Br, inland) 2 lb. 1 oz. 16.0 04/09/2018 Private pond Racine
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

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