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Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament eligible species and qualifying weights

 

 

Freshwater species
Smallmouth bass

 

Species and minimum weights (pounds)

 

Bass, Largemouth  5
Bass, Smallmouth*  2
Bass, Striped   30
Bass, (Hybrid) Striped** 5
Bluegill   1
Carp    15
Crappie   1
Catfish   6
Muskie   10
Perch, White   1
Perch, Yellow  1
Pickerel   4
American Shad  5
Snakehead   Any
Sunfish, Redear  1
Trout    2
 
* Must be 17 inches or longer
** Hybrid Striped Bass must be taken from non-tidal waters

 




 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Saltwater species

Spanish mackerel

 

 

 

 

Species and minimum weights (pounds)

 

Albacore, False  12
Albacore, True  30
Black Sea Bass  3
Bass, Striped   30
Bluefish   14
Cobia    45
Croaker, Atlantic  3
Dolphinfish   15
Drum, Black   50
Drum, Red  Do Not Qualify
Flounder   7
Kingfish   1
Mackerel, Atlantic  2
Mackerel, King   10
Mackerel, Spanish   5
Marlin, Blue   Any
Marlin, White   Any
Scup (Porgy)   2
Shark (Excl. Mako)  100
Shark, Mako   100
Sheepshead   8
Swordfish   Any
Tautog   7
Tilefish, Blueline  10
Tilefish, Golden  35
Triggerfish, Gray  5
Tuna, Bluefin   100
Tuna, Bigeye or Yellowfin 70
Wahoo   20
Weakfish (Sea Trout) 3

*Citations for marlin are awarded only for releases or for those landed for taxidermy

 

 

 

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