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Monday, May 2, 2016 

How to Apply For a Record Fish

All applicants must submit a complete State Record Fish Application Form, accompanying photographs, and certified weight receipt (if applicable) to Idaho Fish and Game. You can also print, complete and e-mail or mail in the application form. Use address below.

Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
Resident Fisheries Coordinator
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707

E-mail: idfginfo@idfg.idaho.gov
Certified Weight Records require the following:
  • A receipt from the certified scale documenting the weight (typically found at grocery stores or US Post Offices).
  • Verification of species by Idaho Fish and Game.
  • At least one photo of the fish.
  • At least one witness to the weight.

Catch and Release Records require the following:
  • Fish must be released. See tips on safely releasing fish in the seasons and rules booklet.
  • Measure the total length from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail, with lobes of tail squeezed together. Sturgeon should be measured upside down along the belly from the snout to tip of the upper lobe of the tail fin.
  • At least one photo of the fish directly next to a ruler/tape or an object of known verifiable length (such as this rule book).
  • Salmon, steelhead and white sturgeon must be measured and photographed in the water.
  • At least one photo of the angler with the fish.
  • At least one witness to the measurement and release.

Weight Record - Game Fish
Species Weight (lbs.) Length (in.) Girth (in.) Location Angler Date
Atlantic Salmon 13.25 29.75 17.75 Deadwood Reservoir Garrett Buffington 10/15/1995
Black Crappie 3.56 17.5 15 Brownlee Reservoir Jason Monson 06/08/2003
Bluegill 3.5 - - C.J. Strike Reservoir Darrell Grim 1966
Bluegill/P-seed Hybrid 1.00 9.88 10.25 Star Lane Pond Kevin Graveline 05/08/2001
Bonneville Cutthroat 18.94 - - Bear Lake Roger Grunig 04/30/1970
Bonneville Whitefish 3.16 19.5 11.5 Bear Lake Gaylon Newbold 12/05/2014
Brook Trout 7.06 23.5 15.5 Henrys Lake DeVere Stratton 08/16/1978
Brown Trout 27.31 37 24 Ashton Reservoir Wes Case 11/06/2007
*Bull Trout (Dolly Varden) 32 - - Pend Orielle Lake Nelson Higgins 1949
Bullhead Catfish 3.88 20.5 11.88 Brownlee Reservoir James Winter 05/25/1986
Channel Catfish 31.00 38 23.5 Mann Lake Kenny Decker 08/25/2001
Chinook Salmon (fresh water) 42 41.25 29.75 Coeur d' Alene Lake Jane Clifford 09/13/1987
Chinook Salmon (ocean run) 54 - - Salmon River Merrold Gold 1956
Coho Salmon (fresh water) 6 23.5 - Cascade Reservoir Ted Bowers 09/19/1992
Coho Salmon (ocean run) 11.75 33 17 Clearwater River Steve Micek 11/8/2014
Flathead Catfish 58.5 48 31 Brownlee Reservoir J. Newberry/K. McCormick 08/23/1994
Gerrard Rainbow Trout 37 - - Pend Oreille Lake Wes Hamlet 1947
Golden Trout 5.13 - - White Sands Lake George Wolverton 1958
Grayling 2.44 18.13 - Nez Perce Lake Velma Mahaffey 06/21/1992
Green Sunfish 0.49 8.5 9 Dingle Pond Bryan Christensen 06/05/2015
Kokanee Salmon 6.59 24.5 14.5 Priest Lake Jerry Verge 06/09/1975
Lake Trout 57.5 49 32.5 Priest Lake Lyle McClure 11/14/1971
Lake Whitefish 6.5 26 23.75 Pend Oreille Lake Dale Hofmann 08/06/2010
Largemouth Bass 10.94 - - Anderson Lake Mrs. M.W. Taylor -
*Ling (Burbot) 14 - - Kootenai River P.A. Dayton 1954
Mountain Whitefish 5.9 22.5 14 Island Park Reservoir Robert Hall 1997
Northern Pike 40.13 51.5 22.75 Lower Twin Lake Kim Fleming 08/06/2010
Pumpkinseed 0.88 9.75 10 Chase Lake Bob Russell 1977
Rainbow Trout 20.00 34.25 22.25 Snake River Michelle Larsen-Williams 07/29/2009
Rainbow/Cuttroat Hybrid 34.74 41.13 27.13 American Falls Reservoir Mark Adams 07/25/2011
Smallmouth Bass 9.72 23.75 20.5 Dworshak Reservoir Dan Steigers 10/28/2006
*Sockeye Salmon 5 24 - Redfish Lake June McCray 08/08/1970
Splake 10.78 28.5 18.88 Ririe Reservoir Brian Allison 05/12/2006
Steelhead 30.13 44 - Clearwater River Keith Powell 11/23/1973
Tiger Muskie 44.25 52.5 25 Little Payette Lake Edward Kalinowski 08/06/2013
Tiger Trout 1.26 14.63 - Wallace Lake Douglas West 06/19/2015
Walleye 17.88 34.5 21.88 Oakley Reservoir Damon Rush 9/10/2011
Warmouth 0.60 8.75 8.5 Snake River Marvin Stevens 06/23/1988
White Crappie 3.80 17.5 15.75 Crane Creek Reservoir Trenten Smith 07/16/2012
* White Sturgeon (Rod & Reel) 394 - - Snake River Glenn Howard 1956
* White Sturgeon (Set Line) 675 - - Snake River Unknown 1908
Yellow Perch 2.96 15.63 13.25 Cascade Reservoir Skye Coulter 02/26/2016
Species that can no longer be harvested. *
Weight Record - Nongame Species
Species Weight (lbs.) Length (in.) Girth (in.) Location Angler Date
Chiselmouth 1.16 14.25 8.38 Salmon River Justin Powell 04/15/2003
Common Carp 67.65 47 34.5 C.J. Strike Reservoir Scott Frazier II 07/23/2011
Grass Carp 39.5 40.63 36 Snake River Saige Wilkerson 07/16/2012
Largescale Sucker 8.42 26 - Cascade Lake Patrick Perry 04/30/2005
Northern Pikeminnow 7.89 25.25 16 Snake River Emil Nowoj 05/07/2004
Peamouth Chub 1.06 14.75 7.75 Clearwater River Robert Riek 05/04/2004
Tench 4.88 21 - Spokane River Scotty Brueher 2000
Tilapia 4.28 16 - Swan Falls Reservoir Jason Arneson 08/03/2008
Utah Chub 2.81 16.7 11.2 Lake Walcott Alfred E. Woolstenhulme 02/07/2010
Utah Sucker 7.86 25.5 - South Fork Snake River Rick Thompson 08/20/2011
Length Record - Catch and Release Game Fish
Most recent entry is highlighted in this color.
Species Length (in.) Location Angler Date
Bluegill 9.5 CJ Strike Reservoir Joe Chapman 02/11/2016
Bonneville Whitefish 20 Bear Lake Dalton Johnson 02/28/2016
Bonneville Whitefish 19 Bear Lake Cody High 01/22/2016
Bonneville Cisco 7.8 Bear Lake Afton Garren 01/22/2016
Brook Trout 7,75 Thorn Creek Scott Turner 04/22/2016
Brown Trout 24.5 Boise River Dennis Young 02/14/2016
Bull Trout 23.5 Salmon River William Templeton 02/13/2016
Bull Trout 18.25 Salmon River Charlie Crousser 02/11/2016
Channel Catfish 29.5 Snake River Scott Turner 04/16/2016
Lake Trout 38 Payette Lake Kevin Hamilton 02/07/2016
Largemouth Bass 18.75 Sawyer's Pond Dale Stratton 04/3/2016
Largemouth Bass 18 Mud Lake Matthew Mickelsen 01/29/2016
Northern Pike 17.5 Benewah Lake Michael Friedrich 04/9/2016
Pumpkinseed 7 CJ Strike Reservoir Jerry Chapman 02/11/2016
Rainbow Trout 23 Crystal Lake Garret Funkhouser 02/06/2016
Rainbow Trout 21.5 Crystal Lake Jordan Chapman 01/14/2016
Rainbow Trout 17 Boise River Nick Porter 01/24/2016
Smallmouth Bass 17 Anderson Ranch Reservoir Kyle Perry 04/16/2016
Smallmouth Bass 13.25 CJ Strike Reservoir Wayne Scott 03/27/2016
Steelhead 33 South Fork Clearwater River Thomas McLeod 02/07/2016
Steelhead 27 Salmon River Spencer Hagen 01/23/2016
Yellow Perch 16 Cascade Lake Tia Wiese 02/07/2016
Yellow Perch 14.75 Cascade Lake Thomas McLeod 01/09/2016
Westslope Cutthroat 19.5 Lochsa River Dwaine Hasenoehrl 02/11/2016
White Crappie 9.375 CJ Strike Reservoir Wayne Scott 03/27/2016
White Sturgeon 111 Snake River Natalie Hodson, Homer Brown, Kurt Killgore 04/08/2016
White Sturgeon 98.5 Salmon River Josh Bransford, Spencer Hagen, Cameron Hagen, Patrick Hagen 03/12/2016
White Sturgeon 94 Snake River Thomas McLeod, Tyler and Josh Bransford 03/05/2016
White Sturgeon 83 Snake River Michael Elliot 03/03/2016
White Sturgeon 80 Snake River Jordan Chapman 02/06/2016
Length Record - Catch and Release Nongame Fish
Most recent entry is highlighted in this color.
Species Length (in.) Location Angler Date
Common Carp 29 Snake River Scott Turner 04/16/2016
Largescale Sucker 27.7 Cascade Reservoir Gary Hardesty 04/9/2016
Largescale Sucker 24.5 Boise River Fred Simpson 02/21/2016
Largescale Sucker 21 Salmon River Josh Bransford 01/23/2016
Northern Pikeminnow 23.75 CJ Strike Reservoir James Sheets 04/9/2016
Northern Pikeminnow 22 Payette River Dale Stratton 03/16/2016
Northern Pikeminnow 19.5 Salmon River Josh Bransford 02/20/2016
 
 
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