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With the fishing season in full swing I thought it would be interesting to look at the records:

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES As of October 1, 2008 FRESHWATER ANGLING RECORDS

PO Box 7921 WISCONSIN RECORD FISH

Madison, WI 53707-7921 (All Methods)

New records for the year are italicized Revised October 2008

Wisconsin Record Fish List

Sources: The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of F ame and Verified Wisconsin Record Fish Reports

Weight Length Date

S pecies lbs oz. in. Caught by Address Caught Place Caught County

HOOK AND LINE

Bass, Largemouth 11 3 none Robert Milkowski 10/12/40 Lake Ripley Jefferson

Bass, Smallmouth 9 1 none Leon Stefonek 06/21/50 Indian Lake Oneida

Bass, Rock 2 15 none David Harris Waupaca, WI 06/02/90 Shadow Lake Waupaca

Bass, Hybrid Striped 13 14.2 28.00 Cody Schutz Marquette, WI 03/16/02 Lake Columbia Columbia

Bass, Striped 1 9.3 17.0 Samuel D. Barnes Kenosha, WI 05/24/96 Fox River Kenosha

Bass, White 4 6 17.75 Thomas Poetz Milwaukee, WI 09/24/77 Okauchee Lake Waukesha

Bass, Yellow 2 2 14.4 Jim Thrun Madison, WI 01/18/72 Lake Monona Dane

Bluegill 2 9.8 12.0 Drew Garsow DePere, WI 08/02/95 Green Bay Brown

Bowfin 13 1 31.6 Kevin Kelch Wausau, WI 07/19/80 Willow Flowage Oneida

Buffalo, Bigmouth 73 1.6 38.0 David R. Tilton Janesville, WI 03/22/04 Lake Koshkonong Jefferson

Buffalo, Smallmouth 20 0 30.0 Mike Berg Cedar Lake, IN 12/03/99 Milwaukee River Washington

Bullhead, Black 5 8 21.5 William A. Weigus Portage, IN 09/02/89 Big Falls Flowage Rusk

Bullhead, Brown 4 2 17.5 Jessica Gales Eureka, WI 07/07/06 Little Green Lake Little Green

Bullhead, Yellow 3 5 15.5 Isla M. Hams Hayward, WI 06/06/83 Nelson Lake Sawyer

Burbot 18 2 37.8 Louis Belonger Bayfield, WI 02/02/02 Lake Superior Bayfield

Carp, Common 57 2 none Mike Prorok Chicago, IL 08/28/66 Lake Wisconsin Columbia

Carpsucker, Quillback 8 7.2 24.10 Glenn Fields, Jr. Berlin, WI 05/02/02 Fox River Green Lake

Catfish, Channel 44 0 none Larry Volenec Richland Center, WI 1962 Wisconsin River Columbia

Catfish, Flathead 74 5 53.0 Stan Hagensick Lynxville, WI 03/30/01 Mississippi River Vernon

Chub, Creek 0 7.5 11.0 Nicholas Tenaglia Franklin, WI 04/12/06 Root River Milwaukee

Chub, Hornyhead 0 1.4 6.25 Tom Cichosz Madison, WI 06/29/08 Milwaukee River Milwaukee

Cisco 4 10.5 none Joe Miller Eureka, WI 06/12/69 Big Green Lake Green Lake

Crappie, Black 4 8 19.75 Allen A. Dollar Green Bay, WI 08/12/67 Gile Flowage Iron

Crappie, White 3 13.1 16.50 Shane Cassel Tomah, WI 05/04/03 Cranberry Marsh Monroe

Drum (Sheepshead) 35 4 37.5 Raymond Childs Pr. du Chien, WI 08/29/92 Mississippi River Crawford

Eel, American 3 6 38.25 Dan Dufek Ashland, WI 07/09/97 Lake Superior Ashland

Gar, Longnose 21 4 52.5 Timothy Mastandrea Palatine, IL 06/14/90 Wisconsin River Richland

Gar, Shortnose 2 12 29.0 Andrew Lickel Kewaskum, WI 06/17/06 Wisconsin River Richland

Goby, Round 0 5.3 8.5 Daniel Haley Two Rivers, WI 05/11/08 Lake Michigan Manitowoc

Mooneye 2 1.3 17.5 Samantha Knapp LaCrosse, WI 05/20/05 Mississippi River LaCrosse

Muskellunge 69 11 63.5 Louis Spray Hayward, WI 10/20/49 Chippewa Flowage Sawyer

Muskellunge, Tiger 51 3 54.0 John Knobla Land O’Lakes, WI 07/16/19 Lac Vieux Desert Vilas

Northern pike 38 0 none J.A. Rahn 08/06/52 Lake Puckaway Green Lake

Perch, White 1 5.4 13.5 Mike Skupas DePere, WI 02/26/05 Green Bay Kewaunee

Perch, Yellow 3 4 none Mike Lamont 1954 Lake Winnebago Winnebago

Pumpkinseed 1 2 9.6 Frank Brown Chippewa Falls, WI 05/27/03 Big Round Lake Polk

Redhorse, Silver 11 7 29.25 Neal D.G. Long Sayner, WI 05/29/85 Plum Creek Vilas

Rudd, European 1 3 12.6 Ivan Christopherson Hartland, WI 03/10/91 North Lake Waukesha

Salmon, Atlantic 23 15 37.0 Jack Remus Milwaukee, WI 07/18/80 Lake Michigan Milwaukee

Salmon, Coho 26 1.9 38.0 John Gregory Lone Oak, TX 08/21/99 Lake Michigan Milwaukee

Salmon, Chinook 44 15 47.5 Josh Bostedt Oconto, WI 07/19/94 Lake Michigan Door

Salmon, Kokanee 2 8.2 19.50 Nickolas Smitala Ringle, WI 09/01/07 Upper Bass Lake Menominee

Salmon, Pink 6 1.9 24.0 Patrick Couillard Spring Valley,WI 08/10/99 Lake Michigan Kewaunee

Salmon, Pinook (pink x chinook) 8 5.4 25.38 John Nusbaum DePere, WI 08/24/01 Lake Michigan Kewaunee

Sauger 6 4.8 23.75 Donald Peyer Whitewater, WI 03/30/08 Mississippi River Pierce

Saugeye 8 3 none Monte Maab Pr. du Chien, WI 03/17/95 Mississippi River Crawford

Shad, Gizzard 4 7 21.5 Bruce Beecroft P. Washington, WI 02/10/82 Lake Michigan Ozaukee

Shiner, Common 0 1.9 6.4 John Cichosz Menomonee Falls, WI 06/29/08 Milwaukee River Milwaukee

Sturgeon, Lake 170 10 79.0 Jon Procai Danbury, WI 09/22/79 Yellow Lake Burnett

Sturgeon, shovelnose 7 5.4 29.00 Kathy Morrison Waterloo, IA 09/07/98 Mississippi River Vernon

Sucker, Northern hog 1 13 16.0 Glenn F. Fields Berlin, WI 03/17/04 Fox River Green Lake

Sucker, White 6 2 23.1 Marina Hoefler Athens, WI 08/27/97 Miller Flowage Taylor

Sunfish, Green 1 9 none Thomas Tart Wind Lake, WI 08/23/67 Wind Lake Racine

Trout, Brook (inland) 9 15 none John Mixis 09/02/44 Prairie River Lincoln

Trout, Brook (outlying) 10 1 24.5 Nick Randazzo Milwaukee, WI 06/08/99 Lake Michigan Ozaukee

Trout, Brown (inland) 18 6 34.3 Perry McKittrick Lake Geneva, WI 05/07/84 Lake Geneva Walworth

Trout, Brown (outlying) 36 8.9 40.5 Richard Crowe Ankeny, IA 08/23/04 Lake Michigan Kewaunee

Trout, Lake (inland) 35 4 none Joseph Gotz 06/01/57 Big Green Lake Green Lake

Trout, Lake (outlying) 47 0 none Waino Roose 09/09/46 Lake Superior Bayfield

Trout, Rainbow (inland) 12 3 29.5 Will Lusthoff Riverside, IL 06/15/06 Elbow Lake Marinette

Trout, Rainbow (outlying) 27 2 42.5 Debbie Morrison Bloomington, MN 07/26/97 Lake Michigan Kewaunee

Trout, Splake (Lk X Bk) 17 14.5 32.0 Peter Radtke Peshtigo, WI 07/06/02 Green Bay Marinette

Trout, Tiger (Bk x Br) 20 13 33.75 Peter Friedland Madison, WI 08/12/78 Lake Michigan Sheboygan

Walleye 18 0 none Tony Brothers 09/16/33 High Lake Vilas

Warmouth 1 1 10.50 Guy Hall Sturtevant, WI 05/26/01 Eagle Lake Racine

Whitefish, Lake 11 11 29.0 Joseph Jorgensen, Sr. Tomahawk, WI 05/07/77 Lake Superior Iron

ALTERNATE METHODS (Spear, Bow and Arrow)

Buffalo, Bigmouth 62 9.6 49.0 Brandon Gann Sparta, WI 04/23/07 Lake Wisconsin Sauk

Bowfin 10 15.7 31.50 Hunter Folkedahl Ettrick, WI 08/24/07 Mississippi River Buffalo

Carpsucker, Quillback 10 7.2 25.25 Jason Cichy Necedah, WI 03/17/07 Wisconsin River Juneau

Carp, Common 51 0 43.25 William Hoyt Delavan, WI 05/31/06 Lake Geneva Walworth

Drum (Sheepshead) 15 15 29 Joseph Knutson Taylor, WI 05/25/06 Mississippi River Trempeleau

Gar, Longnose 17 1 52.5 Dan Kampa Independence, WI 05/06/00 Mississippi River Trempeleau

Redhorse, Silver 9 8 27.5 Brandon Cole Friendship, WI 05/20/06 Big Eau Pleine Marathon

Shad, Gizzard 3 5.9 19.5 Nicole Brunner Etrrick, WI 04/22/07 Mississippi River Trempealeau

Sturgeon, Lake 195 0 84.0 Henry St. Germain Lac du Flambeau, WI 05/20/79 Pokegama Lake Vilas

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I saw a pic of a sheephead down at Evert's on P4 this spring that was obnoxiously huge - don't know if the weight was listed on it but what a monster.

I can't imagine an almost 5lb black crappie either. I landed one for a bud that was 18.5" and weighted 3.5lbs and that was stupidly big.

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