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.

Fishing Club Species and Length Requirements Table

Game Fish Whopper Catch and Release
Bluegill 1 lbs 8 oz 11 Inches
Brown Trout 5 lbs 21 Inches
Burbot (Ling) 8 lbs 28 Inches
Channel Catfish 12 lbs 30 Inches
Chinook Salmon 12 lbs  
Crappie 1 lbs 8 oz 13 Inches
Cutthroat Trout 5 lbs 21 Inches
Lake Trout 5 lbs 24 Inches
Largemouth Bass 5 lbs 18 Inches
Northern Pike 20 lbs 32 Inches
Paddlefish 70 lbs  
Pure Muskellunge 25 lbs 40 Inches
Rainbow Trout 5 lbs 21 Inches
Sauger 4 lbs 20 Inches
Saugeye 8 lbs 25 Inches
Smallmouth Bass 3 lbs 16 Inches
Tiger Muskellunge 25 lbs 40 Inches
Walleye 8 lbs 25 Inches
White Bass 3 lbs 16 Inches
Yellow Perch 1 lbs 12 oz 13 Inches
Zander 8 lbs 25 Inches
Nongame Fish
Black Bullhead 2 lbs
Buffalo Species 15 lbs
Cisco 1 lbs 12 oz
Common Carp 15 lbs
Freshwater Drum 6 lbs
Goldeye 2 lbs
Lake Whitefish 4 lbs

Printable Fishing Club Species and Length Requirements Table