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Records by Length
Records by Length

​​​​​​​​​​​Catch and ​Release

The Colorado Released Fish Records program recognizes the longest fish of a particular species that is caught-and-released by an angler, anywhere throughout the state of Colorado. The program works in conjunction with the Master Angler Program, which is a program that honors many Colorado anglers for their outstanding catches each year.  Every January, the Master Angler list is perused for fish that have exceeded the length of the longest fish in their category. This table is then updated annually for any records that have been broken. 

In this program records are by length, as opposed to our other program, the fish records by weight, which does not allow for catch-and-release entries.

See the Master Angler brochure​ for a list of qualifying lengths and more information.

* = New Record for 2016
Arctic Char26 7/8"Mount Massive LakesChuck Kubin
Bluegill13 1/2"Sawhill PondsJohnathan Lambert
Blue Catfish35"Pueblo ReservoirBen Tarver
​*Blue Catfish​35"​Chatfield Ponds​Kenneth Dust
Brook Trout26"Gunnison RiverMark Armstrong
​*Brook Trout​26"​Crystal Lake​Garrett McBride
Brown Trout38"Colorado RiverDarrel Armstrong
Black Bullhead22"Chatfield PondsBrian Koprowski
Channel Catfish42"Chatfield ReservoirJohn Fennell
Common Carp42"Denver PondDavid Torri
Common Carp42"Chatfield ReservoirDavid Dashnaw
Crappie19.5”Panama in Boulder Co.Ray Clusman
Cutbow33 1/2"Gunnison RiverPatrick Duke
Cutthroat Trout, Snake River31”Taylor RiverSean Surniak
Cutthroat Trout, Native30"South ParkJack Duerson
​*Flathead Catfish​36"​Lake Windsor​Michael Nelson
Drum24 1/2"Bonny ReservoirScott Hoschouer
Grass Carp46 1/2"Rock Creek PondsRory Chinatti
Grayling20 1/2"High Lake- Collegiate PeaksChris Wylde
​Green Sunfish11 7/8"Private Lake- LovelandVincent Gigliotti
Kokanee Salmon28"South Platte RiverRichard Eppard
*​Lake Trout​46 7/8"Morrow Point ReservoirRyan VanLanen
Largemouth Bass28"Rocky Mt. ArsenalDerek Mitchell
Longnose Sucker22"Arkansas RiverSteven Fieldman
Northern Pike48"Navajo LakeDennis Bruce
Pumpkinseed10 3/4"Standley LakeJoey Slagle
Rainbow Trout40 1/4"Taylor RiverTony Felicilda
Saugeye29"Bear Creek ReservoirJim Jannicke
*​Smallmouth Bass25"Private Lake-Weld Co.Sara Slagle
Splake32"Horsetooth Res.Matt Snider
Spotted Bass25"Private Pond in LongmontForrest Carpenter
Tiger Muskie58"Quincy Res.Tyler Snyder
*Tiger Trout28"Bar 2X Ranch-Gunnison Co.Trevor Nazzaro
Yellow Perch17"North Poudre ReservoirJeff Slatter
*Walleye38"Private Lake-Weld Co.Sara Slagle
White Bass24"Welch ReservoirNeal Elmore
White Fish21 1/2""Roaring Fork RiverJustin Edge
White Sucker22 1/2"Chatfield ReservoirShaun Ross
Wiper34 1/2"Bingham LakeJohn Fennell