Here’s how to find out if that fish you caught broke the state record in Michigan

Fish must be weighed on commercial scale

Catch a big fish? Want to know if it broke a record in the state of Michigan?

State records are recognized by weight only. To qualify, your fish must exceed the current listed state-record weight and the identification of the fish must be verified by a DNR fisheries biologist.

Read: This 53.35-pound flathead catfish caught in Berrien County broke the state record

If you think you’ve caught a state-record fish, contact a DNR fisheries biologist. You can find information on how to contact them here. All potential state-record fish must be weighed in a commercial scale (grocery store, meat market, etc.) and record the business name where the scale is located. If you can, attach a weight slip.

To submit an entry you’ll have to fill out the State Record Fish Application and send it to the following address:

  • Fisheries Division, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, PO Box 30446, Lansing MI 48909.

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