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Skillful Angler Recognition Program Leader Board

 

The 2015 expansion of the Skillful Angler Recognition Program (SARP) included the new Leader Board. The tables below list the current leader in the main program categories for both freshwater and saltwater fish. The list will be updated regularly as heavier/larger fish are certified in the program.

For minimum qualifying weights and lengths for all species, application information and lists of past winners are found on the main SARP page. The Division of Fish and Wildlife encourages all anglers to keep the SARP 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 2017 entries as of July 10:

Freshwater Fish
Species Adult Leader /
Weight
Junior Leader /
Weight
Catch and Release /
Length
Largemouth Bass No Entry No Entry Kevin Kennedy / 22.75"
Smallmouth Bass No Entry No Entry No Entry
Striped Bass Hybrid No Entry No Entry Christopher Pereira / 25.125"
Striped Bass No Entry No Entry No Entry
Bullhead No Entry No Entry George R Horvath / 14"
Carp No Entry No Entry George R Horvath / 35"
Channel Catfish No Entry No Entry No Entry
Crappie No Entry No Entry Arthur Huttemeyer, Sr. / 16.625"
Muskellunge No Entry No Entry John Selser / 52.75"
Yellow Perch No Entry No Entry Matthew Huff / 14"
Chain Pickerel No Entry No Entry Gary W. Ward / 27"
Northern Pike No Entry No Entry No Entry
American Shad No Entry No Entry No Entry
Brook Trout No Entry No Entry No Entry
Brown Trout No Entry No Entry No Entry
Lake Trout No Entry No Entry No Entry
Rainbow Trout No Entry Cole Hanisak / 6 lbs 4 oz No Entry
Salmon, Atlantic Landlocked No Entry No Entry Patrick R Gallagher / 21"
Sunfish No Entry No Entry Bob Priest / 9.875"
Walleye No Entry No Entry Ryan Pier / 29.25"

Saltwater Fish
Species Adult Leader /
Weight
Junior Leader /
Weight
Catch and Release /
Length
Black Sea Bass No Entry No Entry No Entry
Striped Bass Art Eromenok / 57.08 lbs. No Entry No Entry
Black Drum No Entry No Entry No Entry
Bluefish No Entry No Entry Frank Ruczynski / 40"
Cod No Entry No Entry No Entry
Dolphin No Entry No Entry No Entry
Winter Flounder No Entry No Entry Christopher Pereira / 17.75"
Fluke No Entry No Entry No Entry
Kingfish No Entry No Entry No Entry
Mako Shark No Entry No Entry No Entry
Blue Marlin No Entry No Entry No Entry
White Marlin No Entry No Entry No Entry
Pollock No Entry No Entry No Entry
Tautog No Entry No Entry No Entry
Albacore Tuna No Entry No Entry No Entry
Big Eye Tuna No Entry No Entry No Entry
Bluefin Tuna No Entry No Entry No Entry
Yellowfin Tuna No Entry No Entry No Entry
Tuna (other) No Entry No Entry No Entry
Weakfish No Entry No Entry No Entry

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Last Updated: July 10, 2017