Master Angler Award

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The Master Angler Award recognizes the accomplishments of anglers who catch memorable fish in Missouri. To qualify, fish must meet the minimum weight or length requirements shown on the back of the application. Fish must be caught by legal methods conforming to provision of the Missouri Wildlife Code.

Note: Paddlefish are measured from the front of the eye to the fork of the tail.

Mail in the form below, or email the requested information to Fishing.Report@mdc.mo.gov.

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Master Angler Eligible Species
Enter the fish species name
Fish Minimum Length Minimum Weight
Bass: Hybrid Black 18 inches
3 lbs, 0 oz
Bass: Hybrid Striped 26 inches
7 lbs, 0 oz
Bass: Largemouth 22 inches
6 lbs, 0 oz
Bass: Smallmouth 18 inches
3 lbs, 0 oz
Bass: Spotted 18 inches
3 lbs, 0 oz
Bass: Striped 34 inches
20 lbs, 0 oz
Bass: White 16 inches
2 lbs, 0 oz
Bass: Yellow 12 inches
1 lbs, 0 oz
Bluegill 10 inches
1 lbs, 0 oz
Bowfin 29 inches
8 lbs, 0 oz
Buffalo: Bigmouth 31 inches
20 lbs, 0 oz
Buffalo: Black 32 inches
20 lbs, 0 oz
Buffalo: Smallmouth 32 inches
20 lbs, 0 oz
Bullhead: Black 16 inches
2 lbs, 0 oz
Bullhead: Brown 16 inches
2 lbs, 0 oz
Bullhead: Yellow 15 inches
2 lbs, 0 oz
Burbot 21 inches
3 lbs, 0 oz
Carp: Bighead 36 inches
20 lbs, 0 oz
Carp: Common 32 inches
20 lbs, 0 oz
Carp: Grass 40 inches
20 lbs, 0 oz