DNR Fish Of The Year

(UNDATED) – The Department of Natural Resources says there were 89 fish entered in 2018 in the Indiana Record Fish program.


Of the 89 fish entered in 2018, 36 awards were earned among 23 anglers for Fish of the Year.
Several anglers won multiple categories.
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The Fish of the Year was caught by Jakob Kintzele, in Lake Michigan in LaPorte. The state record walleye measured 31.25 inches.
Check out the list of 2018 winners and their catches online.
The State Record fish list can be found here.
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, you can submit your entry by clicking here.
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.

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