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NONTIDAL DIVISION

Bluegill

11 inches

Brook Trout

12 inches

Brown Trout

21 inches

Bullhead Catfish

15 inches

Carp

36 inches

Chain Pickerel

24 inches

Channel Catfish

30 inches

Crappie

15 inches

Cutthroat Trout

20 inches

Largemouth Bass

21 inches

Muskellunge

40 inches

Northern Pike

38 inches

Rainbow Trout

20 inches

Redbreast Sunfish

8 inches

Redear Sunfish

11 inches

Rock Bass

10 inches

Smallmouth Bass

20 inches

Striped Bass

36 inches

Tiger Muskie

40 inches

Walleye

26 inches

White Catfish

20 inches

White Perch

13 inches

Yellow Perch

14 inches

 

CHESAPEAKE BAY DIVISION

Black Drum

48 inches

Blue Catfish

40 inches

Blue Crab

9 inches

Bluefish

34 inches

Carp

30 inches

Chain Pickerel

24 inches

Channel Catfish

30 inches

Cobia

44 inches

Crappie

15 inches

Croaker

18 inches

Gar

36 inches

Largemouth Bass

21 inches

Red Drum*

36 inches

Rock Bass

10 inches

Sheepshead

24 inches

Smallmouth Bass

20 inches

Spanish Mackerel

22 inches

Spot

12 inches

Spotted Seatrout

24 inches

Striped Bass

40 inches

Summer Flounder

24 inches

Walleye

26 inches

Weakfish

24 inches

White Catfish

20 inches

White Perch

13 inches


Yellow Perch

14 inches

 

ATLANTIC COAST DIVISION

Albacore (Longfin)

36 inches

Amberjack

45 inches

Atlantic Spadefish

24 inches

Black Drum

48 inches

Black Sea Bass

20 inches

Bluefish

34 inches

Blueline Tilefish

25 inches

Blue Marlin*

any size

Cobia

44 inches

Croaker

18 inches

Dolphin

45 inches

False Albacore

24 inches

Golden Tilefish

35 inches

King Mackerel

40 inches

Northern Whiting Kingfish

14 inches

Red Drum*

36 inches

Sailfish*

any size

Shark, Blue*

any size

Shark, Hammerhead*

any size

Shark, Mako*

any size

Shark, Sand Tiger*

any size

Shark, Thresher*

any size

Shark, Tiger*

any size

Sheepshead

20 inches

Snowy Grouper

31 inches

Spanish Mackerel

22 inches

Spot

12 inches

Spotted Seatrout

24 inches

Striped Bass

40 inches

Summer Flounder

24 inches

Swordfish*

any size

Tautog

24 inches

Tuna, Bigeye**

60 inches

Tuna, Blackfin**

30 inches

Tuna, Bluefin**

55 inches

Tuna, Yellowfin**

50 inches

Wahoo

60 inches

Weakfish

24 inches

White Marlin*

any size

* Only released fish are eligible.

** Use curved fork length measurements.

 

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