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Rhode Island

Freshwater Fishing

Award Programs

Gamefish Award Qualifying Weights/Lengths (Except First Fish Awards)

Qualifying Freshwater Weights or Lengths

Species

Length (in)

Weight (lbs)

Smallmouth Bass

19 inches

4 lbs.

Largemouth Bass

22 inches

6 lbs.

Bluegill

9 inches

0.5 lbs

Pumpkinseed

8 inches

0.3 lbs

Black Crappie

12 inches

0.9 lbs

Yellow Perch

12 inches

0.85 lbs.

White Perch

15 inches

1.6 lbs

Brown Bullhead

13 inches

0.99 lbs

White Catfish

20 inches

4 lbs.

Chain Pickerel

25 inches

4 lbs.

Northern Pike

34 inches

10 lbs.

Brook Trout

16 inches

2 lbs.

Brown Trout

19 inches

3 lbs.

Rainbow Trout

20 inches

3 lbs.

Landlocked Atlantic Salmon

16 inches

2 lbs.

Carp

32 inches

29 lbs.

Qualifying Saltwater Weights

Species

Length (in)

Weight (lbs)

Striped Bass

48 inches

50 lbs.

Black Sea Bass

20 inches

4 lbs.

Bluefish

32 inches

14 lbs.

Bonito

25 inches

8 lbs.

Cod

38 inches

20 lbs.

Winter Flounder

16 inches

3 lbs.

Summer Flounder

25 inches

6 lbs.

King Mackerel

19 inches

3 lbs.

Mackerel

15 inches

1 lbs.

White Marlin

72 inches

70 lbs.

Pollock

36 inches

15 lbs.

Scup

13 inches

2 ½ lbs.

Hickory Shad

18 inches

2 lbs.

Blue Shark

72 inches

80 lbs.

Mako Shark

90 inches

300 lbs.

Swordfish

70 inches

170 lbs.

Squeteague (Weakfish)

24 inches

4.5 lbs.

Tautog

23 inches

10 lbs.

Bluefin Tuna

90 inches

450 lbs.

Yellowfin Tuna

56 inches

125 lbs.

False Albacore

24 inches

5 lbs.

Spanish Mackerel

24 inches

4.5 lbs

Chub Mackerel

14 inches

1 lbs.

Haddock

30 inches

10 lbs.

Cobia

48 inches

50 lbs.

Grey Triggerfish

17 inches

3 lbs.