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Skillful Angler Program Leader Board 2021

 

The tables below list the current leaders in the main categories of the categories for both freshwater and saltwater fish. The list will be updated regularly as heavier/larger fish are certified in the program. (The Division and Slam categories will not be included on this page.)

For minimum qualifying weights and lengths for all species, application information and lists of past winners are found on the Skillful Angler Program page. The Division of Fish and Wildlife encourages all anglers to keep the program in mind when fishing, but more importantly, encourages everyone to get outdoors and enjoy some of the great fishing our state has to offer.

Below are the leading 2020 entries as of May 7, 2021:

Freshwater Fish
SPECIES
ADULT
JUNIOR
CATCH & RELEASE
Bowfin No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Bullhead No Entry   No Entry   Edward Guth 16.5"
Carp No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Chain Pickerel No Entry   No Entry   Christopher Pereira
Frank Ruczynski
25"
Channel Catfish No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Crappie No Entry   No Entry   Christopher Reutlinger 15.5"
Largemouth Bass No Entry   No Entry   Dominick Cataline 22.5"
Muskellunge No Entry   No Entry   Christopher Pereira 50"
Northern Pike No Entry   No Entry   Mike Carroll 35"
Salmon, Atlantic Landlocked No Entry   No Entry   Christopher Pereira 22.5"
Shad, American No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Smallmouth Bass No Entry   No Entry   Christopher Pereira 20.1"
Striped Bass No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Striped Bass Hybrid No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Sunfish No Entry   No Entry   Christopher Pereira 9.25"
Trout, Brook No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Trout, Brown No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Trout, Lake No Entry   No Entry   Duane Chapman 31.5"
Trout, Rainbow No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Walleye No Entry   No Entry   Nick Massa 28"
Yellow Perch No Entry   No Entry   Dominick Cataline
Christopher Pereira
13.25"
Tiger Muskie No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
White Perch No Entry   No Entry   Dominique Vose 14.1"

Saltwater Fish
SPECIES
ADULT
JUNIOR
CATCH & RELEASE
Black Drum No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Black Sea Bass No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Bluefish No Entry   No Entry   George Horvath 34"
Cod No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Dolphin No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Fluke No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Kingfish No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Mako Shark No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Marlin, Blue No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Marlin, While No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Pollock No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Striped Bass No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tautog No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tuna, Albacore No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tuna, Big Eye No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tuna, Bluefin No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tuna, Yellowfin No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tuna (other) No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Weakfish No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Winter Flounder No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  

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Last Updated: May 7, 2021