Have you caught a fish and think that you might have a new state record? We've compiled an up-to-date listing of fishing records for each state, current as of March 2005.
I think I caught a record-breaker! What now?
To prevent loss of weight, don't clean or freeze the fish. Keep the fish cool - preferably on ice.
Take a picture of the fish.
Get the fish weighed as soon as possible on a certified scale (found in grocery or hardware stores, etc.) and witnessed by an observer. Get an affidavit from the store if no FWS official is present. Measure the length.
Contact the nearest FWS office to have the fish positively identified and to determine if it is a state record.