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Indiana Record Fish Program     

It’s FUN and FREE!  Submit your entry today!

The Indiana Record Fish program recognizes two categories of award winners:

  • State Record Fish
  • Fish-of-the-Year

If you think you have caught a new State Record Fish, please follow the rules below for submitting your entry. The weight of the fish is required for state record fish entries. If your fish is not a new state record, submit it for Fish-of-the-Year and you may just win!  Length of the fish is required for fish-of-the-year entries and there can be a winner for each species category that the division recognizes.  Winners receive a certificate and a colorful jacket patch. Entry forms and pictures will not be returned to the angler.

Photo of Indiana State record striped bass  (click to enlarge)
Jonathan VanHook of Rockville holds the state-record striped bass he caught May 25, 2010 at Cecil M. Harden Lake (Click to enlarge).

Submit an entry

General Rules for Submitting an Entry
Rules for Fish-of-the-Year Entries
Rules for State Record Fish Entries

Entry Form

State Records, Previous Winners, other information