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MINIMUM SIZES FOR CITATION

* Only Released fish are eligible

** Use curved fork length measurements

Correspondence with regards to State Records or tournament questions should be sent via one of the methods listed below.

Mailing address:

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Fisheries Service

Sport Fishing Tournament

Tawes State Office Building B-2

Annapolis, MD 21401

1-800-688-3467 or 1-410-226-0078, Ext 107

e-mail: klockwood@dnr.state.md.us

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MINIMUM SIZES FOR CITATION

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</th> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Bass, Largemouth</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 21 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Bass, Largemouth</td> <td align="center" width="75">22 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Albacore (Longfin)</td> <td align="center" width="75">36 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Bass, Smallmouth</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 21 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Bass, Smallmouth</td> <td align="center" width="75">20 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Albacore, False</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Bass, Striped </td> <td align="center" width="75"> 36 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Bass, Striped</td> <td align="center" width="75">40 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Amberjack</td> <td align="center" width="75">45 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Catfish, Blue</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 40 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Bluefish</td> <td align="center" width="75">34 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Atlantic Spadefish</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Catfish, Bullhead</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 15 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Carp</td> <td align="center" width="75">30 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Bass, Striped</td> <td align="center" width="75">40 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Catfish, Channel</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 30 in </td> <td align="left" width="148"> Catfish, Channel</td> <td align="center" width="75">30 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Bluefish</td> <td align="center" width="75">34 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Carp</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 36 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Chain Pickerel</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Cobia</td> <td align="center" width="75">44 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Chain Pickerel </td> <td align="center" width="75"> 24 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Cobia</td> <td align="center" width="75">44 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Croaker</td> <td align="center" width="75">18 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Crappie</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 15 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Crappie</td> <td align="center" width="75">15 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Dolphin</td> <td align="center" width="75">45 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Muskellunge & Tiger Muskie</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 40 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Croaker</td> <td align="center" width="75">18 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Drum, Black</td> <td align="center" width="75">48 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Northern Pike</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 38 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Drum, Black</td> <td align="center" width="75">48 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Drum, Red*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Perch, White</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 13 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Drum, Red*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Flounder</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Perch, Yellow</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 14 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Flounder</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> King Mackerel</td> <td align="center" width="75">40 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Rainbow Trout</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 20 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Gar</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 36 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Marlin, Blue*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Rock Bass</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 10 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Perch, White</td> <td align="center" width="75">13 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Marlin, White*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Sunfish, Bluegill</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 11 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Perch, Yellow</td> <td align="center" width="75">14 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Northern Whiting (Kingfish)</td> <td align="center" width="75">14 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Sunfish, Redbreast</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 10 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Sheepshead</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Sailfish*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Sunfish, Redear</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 11 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Spanish Mackerel</td> <td align="center" width="75">22 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Seabass</td> <td align="center" width="75">20 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Trout, Brook </td> <td align="center" width="75"> 15 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Spot</td> <td align="center" width="75">12 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Shark, Blue*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Trout, Brown</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 21 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Spotted Seatrout</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Shark, Hammerhead*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Trout, Cutthroat </td> <td align="center" width="75"> 20 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Walleye</td> <td align="center" width="75">26 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Shark, Mako*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td align="left" width="180"> Walleye</td> <td align="center" width="75"> 26 in</td> <td align="left" width="148"> Weakfish</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Shark, Sand Tiger*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" 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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Shark, Thresher*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Shark, Tiger*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Sheepshead</td> <td align="center" width="75">20 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Spanish Mackerel</td> <td align="center" width="75">22 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Spot</td> <td align="center" width="75">12 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Spotted Seatrout</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Swordfish*</td> <td align="center" width="75"> any size</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Tautog</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Tuna, Bigeye**</td> <td align="center" width="75">60 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Tuna, Blackfin**</td> <td align="center" width="75">30 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Tuna, Bluefin**</td> <td align="center" width="75">60 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Tuna, Yellowfin**</td> <td align="center" width="75">50 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Wahoo</td> <td align="center" width="75">60 in</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#c8cbc0" valign="bottom"> <td>

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</td> <td align="left" width="180"> Weakfish</td> <td align="center" width="75">24 in</td> </tr> </tbody></table> </center>

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