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Apply for Master Angler Status

Brown Trout with Mouth Open

Anglers who wish to receive a Master Angler Award must submit an application detailing the catch. Submissions for the Master Angler Program can be filled out online below or through the CPW Fishing App

Rules

  1. Paper forms will not be accepted. 

  2. Fish must be hooked, played and landed on sport tackle by the entrant. Fish that are snagged, speared or shot with a bow are not eligible. 

  3. Only fish caught in Colorado are eligible for entry and must be submitted within 60 days of the catch.

  4. The catch must be made in Colorado in compliance with all state fishing regulations and be submitted within 60 days of being caught.

  5. How to measure: Close fish’s mouth and measure from the tip of jaw to the tip of the tail with measuring device behind the fish and not following the curvature of the fish. This is the total length.

How to measure fish graphic


Qualifying Lengths

SPECIES
​LENGTH (inches)
TROUT
​Arctic Char
​18
​Brook
​16
​Brown
​22
​Cutbow
​22
​Golden
​16
​Grayling
​15
​Lake
​32
​​Native Cutthroat
​20
​Snake River Cutthroat
​​20
​Splake
​20
​Rainbow
​24
​Tiger
​18
SALMON & WHITEFISH​
​Chinook
​28
​Kokanee (angling only)
​20
Mountain Whitefish
​15
​CATFISH
​Blue
​30
​Black Bullhead
​14
​​Brown Bullhead
​​14
​Channel
​​30
​Flathead
​30
​PIKE
​Northern
​36
​Tiger Muskie
​40
​PERCH
​​​Sacramento
​12
Sauger
​16
​Saugeye
​26
Yellow
​12
​Walleye
​26
​BASS
​​​Hybrid Striped (Wiper)
​​25
​​Largemouth
​18
Smallmouth
​17
​Spotted
​18
​Striped
​28
​Rock
​10
White
​17


​CARP & SUCKERS
​Common Carp
​30
​Freshwater Drum
​20
​Grass Carp
​30
​Longnose Sucker
​18
White Sucker
​22
​SUNFISH
​Bluegill
​10
​Green Sunfish
​10
​Hybrid Sunfish
​10
​Redear Sunfish
​12
​CRAPPIE
​Black
​14
​White
​14
TENCH
​​Tench
​18

Master Angler Program Application

Submit your catch information below to apply for the master angler award program.

Angler Information

Angler's Full Name*
Mailing Address*
City*
State*
Zip Code*
Phone Number*
Email*
Age (Optional)

Fish Information

Fish Species


Fish Kept Released

Month
Full Year
Length (in.)*
Weight (lbs.)
Location Caught*
County
Bait
Picture of Fish

* Required Fields



Have a question about the Master Angler program? 

Send an email to master.angler@state.co.us.