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Idaho: New Catch and Release Records Program
12/2/2016
Credit:
thefishingwire.com


Idaho's new catch-and-release records have been popular since the program launched on Jan. 1. with more than 55 entries so far. There are still opportunities to set a record no one can ever beat, and that's getting a "first" into the record book.
Fishing Idaho Fishing Records

Certified Weight Records

Traditional records of Idaho fish measured using a certified scale.
Program Guidelines
View Idaho's certified weight fish records


How to Apply
All applicants must submit:
A completed Record Fish Application Form, which includes the legal signature of one witness to the weight.
A receipt from a certified scale documenting the weight.
Verification of species and by Idaho Fish and Game.
At least one photo of the fish.


Catch-and-Release Records

Catch-and-Release records for Idaho fish released alive.
Program Guidelines
View Idaho's catch and release fish records.


How to Apply
All applicants must submit:
A completed Record Fish Application Form, which includes the legal signature of one witness to the measurement and release.
At least one photo of the fish with the angler and 2 or 3 of the measuring process.


General Record Guidelines

To be eligible for a state record, all of these must be true.
The fish was caught by the holder of a valid Idaho fishing license
The fish was caught using legal methods
The fish was not caught during salvage season
The fish was caught in Idaho
The fish was caught in publicly-accessible water
The fish was not caught at pay-to-fish facility
All applications must be submitted within 30 days of the catch date