Trophy Fish Calculator
Trophy fish are measured today by length for catch and release purposes. This ensures a higher survival rate for the fish.
To find out the weight of your fish use the chart to determine the approximate weight.
Trophy measurments are:
27" for walleye
38" for northern pike
32" for Lake Trout
Measuring Your Catch
Northern pike and walleye are measured in a straight forward manner from tip of the jaw to the end of the pinched tail to give the maximum length.
Lake trout are measured for lenght and girth to be able to calculate the approximate weight.
Use the following guide when measuring your trout, and measure the girth at its maximum extent.
Best practices for handling your catch:
Return the fish to the water as quicky as possible
Hold the fish horizontally
Minimize handling of the fish
Barbless hooks / single hooks
Avoid jaw spreaders
Cut off the hook if badly hooked