Catch and Release Fishing Records

May 6, 2016

Do you think you may have catch a record fish in Minnesota? There are two kinds of Minnesota state records: One for catching and keeping the biggest fish in each species based on certified weight; and the other for the length of a caught-and-released muskellunge, lake sturgeon or flathead catfish.

With the increased popularity of catch and release fishing and higher minimum lengths, many anglers are reluctant to harvest record-weight fish. To address this concern, the Minnesota DNR is creating a record program for catch and release length for three species: muskellunge, lake sturgeon and flathead catfish.

The Minnesota DNR has said This new program is being cross-promoted with the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame’s Master Angler Program, which recognizes 60 fish species.  They hope that anglers will consider this new program if they catch a large muskie, lake sturgeon or flathead catfish.

The application is online 

Fishing is a relaxing pastime and a great way to enjoy the outdoors. It can give the family time to unplug from the busy world and enjoy life.

Kabetogama

Enjoy fishing and relaxing on Kabetogama

Kabetogama, Crane Lake, Lake Vermilion and many other lakes in northern Minnesota could have your next trophy fish. Time spent at your cabin can  give your family memories to last a lifetime.

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