How to be Considered for a State Record Fish Certificate
Here are the qualifications for entering a fish into the Tennessee State
Records, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The fish must be weighed on certified
Two witnesses, one of which must be the
scale operator/owner, must sign the application certifying they have
observed the declared weight.
It is the responsibility of the angler to
contact a TWRA Fisheries Biologist for positive identification of the
fish. The fish should be frozen until positively identified.
Only two hybrid classifications, the
Cherokee Bass (striped bass-white bass) and the saugeye (walleye-sauger),
will be considered for a state record certificate.
The completed application must be forwarded
to the TWRA Fisheries Management Division within 30 days of the catch
in order to be considered for a state record certificate.
For further information contact the Region I TWRA office at