Whopper Club/Catch and Release Club

Whopper Weigh Station Locations

Whopper Club

Whopper Club Sticker

Only species listed and meeting minimum weight requirements will qualify for recognition sticker and certificate.

All fish entered must have been harvested by legal methods as described in the North Dakota fishing guide and come from North Dakota waters open to public fishing.

Entries must be weighed on scale used in trade.

An application card must be filled out, giving weight and length of fish, date and where caught, signature of applicant, and signature of person weighing the fish. Only one application may be made for each species in a lifetime. Applications must be submitted within 90 days of when the fish was caught.

Whopper Club Application: print, fill out, and mail to the Department. These cannot be completed online, because they require signatures.

Catch and Release Club

Catch and Release Sticker

Nineteen species of fish qualify for Catch and Release Club. Entries must meet minimum length requirements and be released unharmed back to the water. Another angler must witness and verify the measurement and release.

A maximum of five entries per year per species will be recognized. A qualifying angler will receive a recognition sticker and certificate. Applications must be submitted within 90 days of when the fish was caught.

Catch and Release Club Application:  print, fill out, and mail to the Department. They cannot be completed online as they require signatures.

Searchable Fishing Club database

Whopper Club and Catch and Release Club data search, including state record fish. Direct data connection to fishing club data entry.

Whopper and Catch and Release Minimums

SpeciesMinimum Whopper
Club
Minimum Catch and
Release Club
Game Fish
Northern Pike20lbs.36 inches
Walleye*8lbs.25 inches
Saugeye8lbs.25 inches
Sauger4lbs.20 inches
Yellow Perch1lb. 12 oz.13 inches
Bluegill1lb. 4 oz.10 inches
Crappie1lb. 8 oz.13 inches
White Bass3lbs.16 inches
Largemouth Bass5lbs.18 inches
Smallmouth Bass3lbs.18 inches
Tiger Muskie30lbs.40 inches
Muskellunge (Pure)30lbs.40 inches
Channel Catfish12lbs.30 inches
Burbot (Ling)8lbs.28 inches
Rainbow Trout5lbs.21 inches
Brown Trout5lbs.21 inches
Cutthroat Trout5lbs.21 inches
Chinook Salmon12lbs. 
Paddlefish70lbs. 
*This includes zander in Spiritwood/Alkali Lakes.
NONGAME FISH
Whitefish4lbs. 
Cisco1lb. 12 oz. 
Bullhead2lbs. 
Drum6lbs. 
Buffalo20lbs. 
Carp15lbs. 
Goldeye2lbs.