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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 2021 entries as of September 21, 2021:

Freshwater Fish
SPECIES
ADULT
JUNIOR
CATCH & RELEASE
Bowfin No Entry   No Entry   Nicholas Zemlachenko 26"
Bullhead Richard Golom 19" 2lbs 6oz. No Entry   Joel Prussin 17"
Carp No Entry   Noah Younger 33.5" 21lbs 9oz. Michael Paternostro 36"
Chain Pickerel No Entry   No Entry   Duane Chapman 25.75"
Channel Catfish No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Crappie No Entry   No Entry   Chris Reno 16"
Largemouth Bass No Entry   Aidan Danubio 22" 7lbs 1oz. Dominick Cataline 22.5"
Muskellunge No Entry   No Entry   Christopher Pereira 50"
Northern Pike No Entry   No Entry   Justin Lerner 37"
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   Luke "Ralph" LeDrappier 21.5"
Striped Bass No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Striped Bass Hybrid No Entry   No Entry   Joseph Santiago 26"
Sunfish No Entry   No Entry   Xavier Starrs 11"
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   Joseph Santiago 23.25"
Walleye No Entry   No Entry   Nick Massa 28"
Yellow Perch No Entry   No Entry   Christopher Reno 15"
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 37"
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   Steve Moreyra 14"
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: September 21, 2021