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Skillful Angler Program Leader Board 2018

 

The tables below list the current leaders in the main Skillful Angler Program categories for freshwater and saltwater fish. The list will be updated regularly as new leaders are verified.

Minimum qualifying weights and lengths for all species, application information and lists of past winners are found on the main 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 2018 entries as of October 25, 2018:

Freshwater Fish
SPECIES
ADULT
JUNIOR
CATCH & RELEASE
Bullhead No Entry   No Entry   George Horvath 15"
Carp No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Chain Pickerel No Entry   Gerard Delvescovo 4 lbs. 12 oz. Peter Rathjens
Edward L. Guth, Jr.
26"
Channel Catfish No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Crappie Tim Soja 2 lbs. 4 oz. No Entry   Bryan Hickman 18"
Largemouth Bass No Entry   No Entry   Frank Ruczynski
Vince Santroni
23"
Muskellunge Mike Carroll 33 lbs. No Entry   No Entry  
Northern Pike No Entry   No Entry   Michael Kolodziej 41"
Salmon, Atlantic Landlocked No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Shad, American No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Smallmouth Bass Peter Rathjens 4 lbs. 0 oz. No Entry   Phil Juhring 21"
Striped Bass No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Striped Bass Hybrid No Entry   No Entry   Duane Chapman 25"
Sunfish No Entry   No Entry   Jason Siegert
Jerry R. Vogel III
10"
Trout, Brook No Entry   Nicholas Shumard 2 lbs. 8 oz. No Entry  
Trout, Brown No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Trout, Lake No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Trout, Rainbow Frank Ruczynski 5 lbs. 10 oz. No Entry   Brian Doyle 25"
Walleye No Entry   No Entry   Jeremy Duca 30"
Yellow Perch No Entry   No Entry   Peter Rathjens 13"
Bowfin No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tiger Muskie No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
White Perch No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  

Saltwater Fish
SPECIES
ADULT
JUNIOR
CATCH & RELEASE
Black Drum No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Black Sea Bass No Entry   No Entry   Christopher Pereira 20"
Bluefish No Entry   No Entry   Larry Newman 35"
Cod Paul Haertel 30 lbs. 9.6 oz. No Entry   No Entry  
Dolphin No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Fluke Phil LaGrossa 11 lbs. 8 oz. No Entry   Christopher Pereira 30"
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 Paul Haertel 54 lbs. 12.8 oz. 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 Phil Lagrossa 10 lbs. 2 oz. No Entry   No Entry  
Winter Flounder No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  

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