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2016 Catch and Release Category Winners

2016 Catch and Release Category Winners
Category Length
(inches)
Angler Lure Water County Catch Date
Bluegill 11 Logan Lyons Earthworm Private Lake Delaware 8/1/2016
Bluegill 10 Angelo Palazzo Worm Private Pond Monroe 9/18/2016
Bluegill 10 Tyler John Gutierrez Beetle Spin Park Station Chemung 6/3/2016
Brown Trout - Inland Streams 25.5 Vincent Conwell Nightcrawler Carmans River Suffolk 3/15/2016
Brown Trout - Inland Streams 22 Timothy Didas Rusty Spinner Cohocton River Steuben 4/21/2016
Chain Pickerel 26 Jeffrey Caulkins Shiner Honeoye Lake Ontario 2/21/2016
Chain Pickerel 26 Danny Smith Floating Rapala Garnet Lake Warren 5/27/2016
Chain Pickerel 25 Richard Neiss Shad Rap New Croton Reservoir Westchester 9/13/2016
Chain Pickerel 25 Edward Piotrowski Deepwater crankbait Galway Lake Saratoga 8/20/2016
Chain Pickerel 25 Rick Sacca Yamamoto Senko Swan Pond Suffolk 6/19/2016
Chain Pickerel 25 Dan Rysanek Rapala deep diver Deep Pond Suffolk 10/21/2016
Chain Pickerel 25 Kyle Wightman KVD Square Bill Crankbait Deep Pond Suffolk 9/26/2016
Chinook Salmon 40 Kyle Utter Comet Fly Salmon River Oswego 10/6/2016
Common Carp 37 Angelo Palazzo Corn Private Pond Monroe 11/5/2016
Lake Trout - Great Lakes 38.25 Robert Swiatek Spoon Lake Erie Chautauqua 6/21/2016
Lake Trout - Great Lakes 36 Andrew Cesarz Spoon Lake Erie Chautauqua 6/21/2016
Largemouth Bass 24.5 Don Falcone Plastic Worm private lake Erie 8/21/2016
Largemouth Bass 24 Raymond Richardson Spinnerbait Allen Lake Allegany 6/18/2016
Largemouth Bass 22.5 Michael Martin Yamamoto Silver Mine Lake Orange 8/2/2016
Largemouth Bass 22 John Tereskun Tube Paradox Lake Essex 8/26/2016
Largemouth Bass 22 Mark Schmitkons Heddon Crazy Crawler Schmitkons Farm Pond Niagara 7/8/2016
Largemouth Bass 22 Gregory Shedd Plastic Worm Guilford Lake Chenango 6/27/2016
Largemouth Bass 22 William Molinelli Plastic Worm Bowman Lake Chenango 7/25/2016
Largemouth Bass 22 Jan Gheen 6" purple senko Paradox Lake Essex 8/25/2016
Largemouth Bass 21 Nicholas Leonard Worm Schmitkons Pond Niagara 8/6/2016
Largemouth Bass 21 Angelo Palazzo Senko Private Pond Monroe 9/21/2016
Largemouth Bass 21 Keith Delucia Red rubber worms Peconic River Suffolk 7/30/2016
Largemouth Bass 21 Brian Hardy Senko Big Moose Lake Herkimer 8/3/2016
Largemouth Bass 21 Colleen Smith Bass Pro Floating Rapala Garnet Lake Warren 8/10/2016
Largemouth Bass 21 Robert Tharnish 7" Berkley/ Powerball Worm Farm Pond Erie 10/14/2016
Largemouth Bass 21 Richard Neiss Bass assassin New Croton Reservoir Westchester 8/24/2016
Largemouth Bass 20+ Brian Martineau Top water Lake Luzerne Warren 4/21/2016
Largemouth Bass 20+ Brian Martineau Top water Lake Luzerne Warren 4/22/2016
Largemouth Bass 20.75 David Baskas Plastic Grub Wampus Pond Westchester 7/16/2016
Largemouth Bass 20.6 Bart Germain Jig Lake Champlain Essex 4/23/2016
Largemouth Bass 20.5 Carol Misiaszek Lucky 13 Whitney Pond Oswego 6/18/2016
Largemouth Bass 20.5 Richard Ferro Plastic Worm Cole Park Broome 6/25/2016
Largemouth Bass 20.5 Alan Hardy Jig Big Moose Lake Herkimer 8/3/2016
Largemouth Bass 20.25 Morgan Misiaszek Lucky 13 Whitney Pond Oswego 6/18/2016
Largemouth Bass 20 Fred Hoffmann Yamamoto Senko Mill Pond Suffolk 9/15/2016
Largemouth Bass 20 Douglas Morrison Spinnerbait Oneida Lake Onondaga 8/14/2016
Largemouth Bass 20 Aquilino Acevedo Yamamoto Senko 5" West Lake Suffolk 9/19/2016
Largemouth Bass 20 Myles Piotrowski Rebel Pop-R Galway Lake Saratoga 6/3/2016
Muskellunge 50.25 Kara Young Wiley Fat Body Chautauqua Lake Chautauqua 5/30/2016
Muskellunge 49 Brian Julian Wiley Chautauqua Lake Chautauqua 11/11/2016
Northern Pike 42.5 John Lints Mepps #5 Oneida River Oneida 8/22/2016
Northern Pike 42 Travis Wynn Savage Gear 3D Roach Great Sacandaga Lake Fulton 10/5/2016
Northern Pike 40 Ken Pettis Stick Bait Conesus Lake Livingston 6/26/2016
Northern Pike 38.5 Salvatore Pezzolla Minnow (icicle) Private Pond Rensselaer 1/21/2016
Pumpkinseed 10 Brayden Hughes Worm Long Pond Essex 8/26/2016
Rainbow Trout - Great Lakes 35.5 Stephen Brown Pink egg pattern Salmon River Oswego 4/17/2016
Rainbow Trout - Great Lakes 30 Dave Baumgartner Spoon Lake Ontario Niagara 9/20/2016
Rainbow Trout - Great Lakes 30 Andrew Cesarz Spoon Lake Erie Chautauqua 6/22/2016
Rainbow Trout - Inland Lakes 29 Owen Yonkin Egg Sack Cayuga Inlet Tompkins 4/1/2016
Rainbow Trout - Inland Streams 26 Robert Seymour Garden Hackle Springwater Creek Livingston 4/15/2016
Rainbow Trout - Inland Streams 21.5 Thomas Ciesla Pheasant Tail Nymph Genesee River Allegany 4/23/2016
Rainbow Trout - Inland Streams 20 Jim Unser 1/4 oz Panther Martin Kinderhook Creek Columbia 7/12/2016
Smallmouth Bass 24 Angelo Palazzo Drop shot St. Lawrence River Jefferson 9/10/2016
Smallmouth Bass 21.5 Richard Neiss XPS Flat Shad Bog Brook Reservoir Putnam 9/18/2016
Smallmouth Bass 21 Edward Poli Top water plug St. Lawrence River St. Lawrence 8/23/2016
Smallmouth Bass 20.5 Jan Gheen Crankbait Lake Champlain Essex 8/27/2016
Smallmouth Bass 20.5 Dean Massaro Texas Rigged Twister Niagara River Erie 8/20/2016
Smallmouth Bass 20 Andrew Rupert Berkley havoc craw fatty St. Lawrence River St. Lawrence 7/8/2016
Smallmouth Bass 20 Tucker Prieskorn Berkley Keuka Lake Steuben 6/26/2016
Smallmouth Bass 20 Victor Serio Sr. Nightcrawler Keuka Lake Steuben 7/8/2016
Smallmouth Bass 20 David Nugent Bucktail Jig Chenango River Broome 3/13/2016
Smallmouth Bass 20 April Kreiser Nightcrawler Keuka Lake Yates 6/22/2016
Smallmouth Bass 19.5 Lucas Foster Rebel Pop-R Chenango River Broome 9/16/2016
Smallmouth Bass 19 Daniel Lynch Spinner Bait Schroon River Warren 8/23/2016
Smallmouth Bass 19 Patrick Gallagher Bladebait Rio Reservoir Sullivan 11/24/2016
Smallmouth Bass 19 John Gordon Jighead with nightcrawler Lake Champlain Clinton 8/20/2016
Smallmouth Bass 19 Ron Prieskorn Crawfish Keuka Lake Steuben 7/5/2016
Smallmouth Bass 19 William Landy Cotton Cordell Wally Diver Lake Ontario Jefferson 6/20/2016
Smallmouth Bass 19 Nathan Virkler Jighead w/plastic worm Cayuga Lake Seneca 6/30/2016
Smallmouth Bass 19 Kyle Utter Cleo Hudson River Albany 7/20/2016
Smallmouth Bass 19 Dwight Brown Tube Jig Lake Erie Chautauqua 6/18/2016
Smallmouth Bass 19 Richard Ferro Phoebe Chenango River Broome 7/23/2016
Smallmouth Bass 18.5 Bart Germain Baby brush hog Lake Champlain Essex 4/22/2016
Smallmouth Bass 18.13 Seth Montgomery Live Crayfish St. Lawrence River Jefferson 8/17/2016
Smallmouth Bass 18 Max Greco Rapala/Storm Chug Bug Kensico Reservoir Westchester 5/18/2016
Smallmouth Bass 18 Danny Smith Floating Rapala Cossayuna Lake Washington 6/16/2016
Smallmouth Bass 18 Aaron Sharlow Rapala Original floater St. Lawrence River St. Lawrence 7/3/2016
Smallmouth Bass 18 Trevor Prieskorn Crawfish Keuka Lake Steuben 7/2/2016
Striped Bass 38 Jason Hamilton Top Water Lure / Scent Pro Hudson River Rensselaer 4/19/2016
Tiger Musky 46 Dave Baumgartner Shiner Otisco Lake Onondaga 6/20/2016
Tiger Musky 42 Perry Spavento Sucker Otisco Lake Onondaga 6/20/2016
Tiger Musky 41 Jim Dean Spinnerbait Otisco Lake Onondaga 10/1/2016
Tiger Musky 38.25 John Lints Mepps Musky killer North Lake Herkimer 9/26/2016
Tiger Musky 36.5 Katherine Bufano Texas rigged Senko Otisco Lake Onondaga 7/16/2016
Tiger Musky 36 Andrew DelMastro Large X-rap Seneca River Onondaga 5/28/2016
Walleye 32 Michael Dinelli Rapala Delaware River Sullivan 11/11/2016
Walleye 27 Conner Grant Strike King KVD Square Bill Chenango River Chenango 10/29/2016
Walleye 26.5 Jason Bair Berkley Cutter 90 Erie Canal Wayne 10/27/2016
Walleye 26.25 Thomas Warren Berkley Pogy Shad Erie Canal Wayne 10/28/2016
Walleye 25 Seth Montgomery Worm Harness St. Lawrence River Jefferson 8/17/2016
Walleye 25 Dave Baumgartner Spinnerbait Otisco Lake Onondaga 9/25/2016
Yellow Perch 16 Tom Lowe Rapala Shad Rap Deep Pond Suffolk 5/11/2016
Yellow Perch 15.5 Hal Truhn Rapala (Jointed) Patchogue Lake Suffolk 3/26/2016
Yellow Perch 15 Angelo Palazzo Minnow Private Pond Monroe 9/18/2016
Yellow Perch 14.75 Douglas Seaburg Mr. Twister Lake George Warren 5/28/2016