Michigan state records are recognized by weight only.
To qualify for a state record, your fish must exceed the current listed state record weight and identification must be verified by a DNR fisheries biologist.
If you think you’ve caught a state record fish, please contact a DNR fisheries biologist as soon as possible.
All potential state record fish MUST be weighed on a commercial scale (grocery store, meat market, etc.) and record the business name where scale is located.
If possible, attach weight slip.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY
State Record Fish Application
To apply for a state record, fill out the State Record application form and send it to:
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 30446
Lansing MI 48909