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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Angler Recognition Program

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Alabama’s Angler Recognition Program is intended to honor those individuals who catch large sportfish from Alabama waters, and to provide biologists with useful statistics on the number of large fish caught from our reservoirs. The program includes four categories:

  1. Master Angler
  2. Trophy Angler
  3. Lake Record
  4. State Record

Anglers can submit applications for Master Angler and Trophy Angler status based upon their fish’s total length, or total weight, but not both, and may submit an unlimited number of applications.

Fish must be caught by legal angling methods either on pole and line, or rod and reel from a private pond within the State of Alabama or from public waters under Alabama’s Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries jurisdiction. Fish must meet the minimum size requirements listed in the table below. Each applicant must posses a valid Alabama fishing license and applications must be completed in full and submitted on an official application form within three (3) months of the catch. Applications, specific requirements, and detailed instructions can be obtained from any District Fisheries office or from our website at: http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/record/.

Application must include two photographs: 1) showing side view of the fish with a ruler or yardstick clearly visible beside the fish for use as a reference to its length, and 2) the angler holding the fish to be included on the Department’s website. Each photograph must be of high enough quality that the species can be determined by Fisheries Section Biologists.

Qualified anglers will receive a certificate commemorating their catch, a decal to be displayed on their boat or truck, will have their picture posted on the department’s webpage, and will be recognized in the Alabama Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Annual B.A.I.T. Report.

Master Angler

Trophy Angler

Species

Weight

Length

Weight

Length

Black Crappie

2.5 lb.

15″

3.5 lb.

17″

Blue Catfish

50 lb.

46″

70 lb.

51″

Bluegill Sunfish

1 lb.

10″

2 lb.

13″

Channel Catfish

15 lb.

32″

25 lb.

37″

Flathead Catfish

30 lb.

38″

50 lb.

44″

Hybrid Striped Bass

12 lb.

27″

16 lb.

29″

Largemouth Bass

8 lb.

23″

10 lb.

25″

Redear Sunfish

1 lb.

11″

2 lb.

13″

Redeye Bass

12 oz.

11″

1 lb.

13″

Sauger

2 lb.

17″

3 lb.

19″

Smallmouth Bass

5 lb.

20″

7 lb.

22″

Spotted Bass

4 lb.

19″

6 lb.

21″

Striped Bass

25 lb.

38″

35 lb.

42″

Walleye

5 lb.

22″

8 lb.

26″

White Bass

3 lb.

17″

4 lb.

19″

White Crappie

2.5 lb.

16″

3.5 lbs.

18″

Qualifying sizes are derived from the standard weight (W1) equation with a relative weight (W1) of 110%.

Regulations in red are new this year.

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