state records-proper proceedures

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by olpie4uk, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. olpie4uk

    olpie4uk New Member

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    Hopkinsville,Kentucky
    If someone were to catch a fish that they think may be a state record, what proceedures should they take to get it documented?Can the fish be documented and released or does the fish have to be kept? I can understand why certain species would be kept for mounting, but I think I would want to put a monster catfish back. Thanks!
     
  2. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    kansas
    I was kind of curious how that worked myself, I think you have to call the fish and game and they have to document it ,I heard they can be slow getting there, but Im not sure ,I hope you catch one of those this year.Ill be watchin this thread to see the answers
     

  3. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    DESMOINES IOWA
    Curious too! If it happened at two in the morning who would pick up the phone?????:confused2:
     
  4. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Paintsvill
    It has to be kept alive and weighted on certified scales and verified by DNR people and a lot of hoopty-law.
     
  5. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    WELL thats the easy part that we are aware of but need details....... waiting on someone that has been there or done that... I will talk to my park ranger buddy soon and get details:wink:
     
  6. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Murray Ky.
    Here is the application and requirments for submitting a record fish to the state.
    http://fw.ky.gov/pdf/recfish.pdf

    List of phone numbers you need.
    WESTERN FISHERY DISTRICT

    Paul Rister or Neal Jackson

    Murray, (270) 753-3886



    NORTHWESTERN FISHERY DISTRICT

    Rob Rold or Greg Snellen

    Calhoun, (270) 273-3117



    SOUTHWESTERN FISHERY DISTRICT

    Eric Cummins or David Wyffels

    Bowling Green, (270) 746-7127



    CENTRAL FISHERIES DISTRICT

    Jeff Crosby or Kathryn Emme

    Frankfort, 1-800-858-1549



    NORTHEASTERN FISHERY DISTRICT

    Fred Howes or
    Tom Timmerman

    Morehead, (606) 783-8650



    EASTERN FISHERY DISTRICT

    Kevin Frey or Richard Echols

    Prestonsburg, (606) 886-1705



    SOUTHEASTERN FISHERY DISTRICT

    John Williams or Marcy Anderson

    Williamsburg, (606) 549-1332



    MINOR CLARK FISH HATCHERY

    Rod Middleton, Pete Besant or
    Scott Barrett

    Morehead, (606) 783-8650



    PFIEFFER FISH HATCHERY

    Steve Marple or Nick Skudlarek

    Frankfort, (502) 564-4957
     
  7. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    This is a good topic, Because how many would know what to do If they did hook up with a potential State record? It's easier to find the info here at home on the computer, but out on the water is a different story.

    A guy ran into this very situation last year in Maryland with a record blue. He wasn't sure what to do, he called his wife and had her get on the computer and start searching for people to call. Luckily he got ahold of somebody and was able to get it certified later the next day.
     
  8. olpie4uk

    olpie4uk New Member

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    State:
    Hopkinsville,Kentucky
    Thanks for that info,Patrick. I printed it off just in case!:roll_eyes:.
     
  9. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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