Skillful Angler Program Leader Board 2022

The tables below list the current leaders in the main categories of the categories for both freshwater and saltwater fish. The list will be updated regularly as heavier/larger fish are certified in the program. (The Division and Slam categories will not be included on this page.)

For minimum qualifying weights and lengths for all species, application information and lists of past winners are found on the Skillful Angler Program page. The Division of Fish and Wildlife encourages all anglers to keep the program in mind when fishing, but more importantly, encourages everyone to get outdoors and enjoy some of the great fishing our state has to offer.

Below are the leading 2022 entries as of February 2, 2022:

Freshwater Fish
SPECIES
ADULT
JUNIOR
CATCH & RELEASE
Bowfin No Entry   No Entry   Kevin Kennedy 26"
Bullhead No Entry   No Entry   George Horvath 14.5
Carp No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Chain Pickerel No Entry   No Entry   Bill Bertsch 27.25"
Channel Catfish No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Crappie No Entry   No Entry   Carl Kozub 16"
Largemouth Bass Andrew Mattern 6lbs. 2oz. No Entry   Howard Collins 24"
Muskellunge No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Northern Pike No Entry   No Entry   Justin Rozema / Christopher Pereira 35"
Salmon, Atlantic Landlocked No Entry   No Entry   Joseph Santiago 20.5"
Shad, American No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Smallmouth Bass No Entry   No Entry   Carl Kozub 20.5"
Striped Bass No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Striped Bass Hybrid No Entry   No Entry   Christopher Pereira 25.75"
Sunfish No Entry   No Entry   Joseph Santiago 10.25"
Trout, Brook No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Trout, Brown No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Trout, Lake No Entry   No Entry   Joseph Santiago 31"
Trout, Rainbow David Deinhardt 6lbs. 9oz. No Entry   No Entry  
Walleye No Entry   No Entry   Alex Lowe 27.75"
Yellow Perch No Entry   No Entry   Frank Ruczynski 13.5"
Tiger Muskie No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
White Perch No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  

Saltwater Fish
SPECIES
ADULT
JUNIOR
CATCH & RELEASE
Black Drum No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Black Sea Bass No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Bluefish No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Cod No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Dolphin No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Fluke No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Kingfish No Entry   No Entry   George Horvath 13"
Mako Shark No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Marlin, Blue No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Marlin, While No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Pollock No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Striped Bass No Entry   No Entry   Joseph Santiago 42"
Tautog No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tuna, Albacore No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tuna, Big Eye No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tuna, Bluefin No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tuna, Yellowfin No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Tuna (other) No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Weakfish No Entry   No Entry   No Entry  
Winter Flounder No Entry   No Entry   No Entry