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2017 Catch and Release Category Winners

2017 Catch and Release Category Winners
Category Length (inches) Angler Lure/Bait Water County Catch Date
Atlantic Salmon - Inland 28.5 Michael Foye Articulated Fly Millsite Lake Jefferson 6/18/2017
Atlantic Salmon - Inland 25.5 John Corbett Long Liner Jig Skaneateles Lake Cayuga 10/26/2017
Black Crappie 14.5 Joe Spinola Jr. Plastic Worm Unnamed Pond Delaware 7/2/2017
Bluegill 10.25 Joe Spinola Jr Swimbat Swan Lake Sullivan 6/18/2017
Brook Trout 20 Beckett Ratcliff Mickey Finn Echo Lake Ulster 4/11/2017
Brown Trout - Inland Lakes 31 Joe DeVito Mepps Spoon Seneca Lake Seneca 10/3/2017
Brown Trout - Inland Lakes 29.5 Richard Neiss Williams Warbler Croton Falls Reservoir Putnam 7/16/2017
Brown Trout - Inland Lakes 28.5 Cody Chase Shiner Ashokan Reservoir Ulster 6/12/2017
Brown Trout - Inland Lakes 27 Bob Dingee 1/8 Jig Kitech Rio Reservoir Sullivan 5/4/2017
Brown Trout - Inland Lakes 26 Patrick Gallagher Tazmanian devil Walton Lake Orange 12/17/2017
Brown Trout - Inland Streams 28 John Corbett Panther Martin Spinner Nine Mile Creek Onondaga 8/1/2017
Brown Trout - Inland Streams 25 Mark Starrantino Worm Erie/Barge Canal Oneida 6/7/2017
Brown Trout - Inland Streams 23 Paul Stryjek Artificial fly Battenkill River Washington 9/9/2017
Brown Trout - Inland Streams 21 Ed Ostapczuk Fly Neversink River Sullivan 5/1/2017
Chain Pickerel 28 Kenneth Bliss III Senko Worm Upper Twin Ponds Nassau 11/28/2017
Chain Pickerel 26 Edward Lints Spinner Bait Oneida Lake Oneida 8/24/2017
Chain Pickerel 26 Tom Lowe Strike King Rocket Shad Deep Pond Suffolk 5/17/2017
Chain Pickerel 26 Kameron Patterson Inline spinner Balsam Pond Chenango 9/23/2017
Chain Pickerel 25.75 John Lints Spinner Bait Oneida Lake Oneida 8/26/2017
Chain Pickerel 25.25 Colleen Smith Big Bite Toad Hudson River Saratoga 9/8/2017
Chain Pickerel 25 Brian Barde Megabass Lake George Warren 5/17/2017
Chain Pickerel 25 Jeremy Hughes Gumball Jig Keuka Lake Yates 3/31/2017
Chain Pickerel 25 Lou Pusateri Zoom Fat Albert Grub Honeoye Lake Ontario 10/18/2017
Chain Pickerel 25 Brian Miller Strike King Red Eyed Shad Artist Lake Suffolk 3/9/2017
Chinook Salmon 40.5 Rob Bargo Sucker Spawn Marsh Creek Orleans 11/14/2017
Chinook Salmon 40.5 Tim Gordon Atlas Plastic egg pink Salmon River Oswego 10/10/2017
Chinook Salmon 40 Samantha Cash Wooly Bugger Salmon River Oswego 9/23/2017
Common Carp 41 Angelo Palazzo Worm Long Pond Monroe 4/21/2017
Common Carp 39 Aaron Goldfarb Tube Lake Champlain Clinton 9/22/2017
Common Carp 36.5 Tim Gordon Nightcrawler Butternut Creek Onondaga 5/11/2017
Common Carp 36 Jeremy Hughes Corn Keuka Lake Yates 6/3/2017
Common Carp 36 David Nugent Jig and Minnow Chenango River Broome 11/28/2017
Lake Trout - Great Lakes 39 Andrew Cesarz Spoon Lake Erie Chautauqua 7/27/2017
Lake Trout - Great Lakes 36 Robert Swiatek Spoon Lake Erie Chautauqua 7/27/2017
Lake Trout - Inland 34 Cole Worden Jig/Spike Lake of the Woods Jefferson 2/3/2017
Largemouth Bass 23 Renee Osterhoudt Senko Hessian Lake Rockland 6/11/2017
Largemouth Bass 22.5 Frank Porcelli Big bite hollow crawfish Netherwood Pond Dutchess 8/11/2017
Largemouth Bass 22.5 Timothy Macomber Plastic worm Private Pond Monroe 6/30/2017
Largemouth Bass 22.5 Ethan McGowan Scum Frog Long Pond Chenango 7/3/2017
Largemouth Bass 22.5 Mike Regan Zoom soft plastic Titicus Reservoir Westchester 6/7/2017
Largemouth Bass 22 Richard Ten Eyck White Big O Black Lake St. Lawrence 9/1/2017
Largemouth Bass 22 Trevor Wright Spinner Bait Upper St. Regis Lake Franklin 10/7/2017
Largemouth Bass 21.5 Jason Roberson Senko Kensico Reservoir Westchester 5/14/2017
Largemouth Bass 21.25 Jerry Martinez Booyah Spinner Prospect Park Lake Kings 7/31/2017
Largemouth Bass 21 Paul Sweeney Wacky Rig Lake Vanare Warren 7/17/2017
Largemouth Bass 21 David Baskas Mepps Aglia Reservoir #3 Westchester 5/6/2017
Largemouth Bass 21 Todd Hughes Rubber Worm Augur Lake Essex 5/18/2017
Largemouth Bass 21 Peter Malaty Frog Cameo Lake (Private) Ulster 6/20/2017
Largemouth Bass 21 Conner Grant Z man original chatter bait Long Pond Chenango 4/21/2017
Largemouth Bass 21 Matthew Boliver Northland Minnow Cranberry Lake St. Lawrence 8/7/2017
Largemouth Bass 20.5 Jan Gheen Blk & Blu jig Lake Champlain Essex 10/20/2017
Largemouth Bass 20.5 Miguel Figueroa Yo-Zuri Pins Minnow Lake Luzerne Warren 6/25/2017
Largemouth Bass 20.5 Sandi Planke Schuhknecht Top water frog Netherwood Pond Dutchess 9/6/2017
Largemouth Bass 20.25 Ryan Brautlacht Strike King Rage Craw Private Pond Cattaraugus 6/24/2017
Largemouth Bass 20 Danny Smith Zoom Fluke Garnet Lake Warren 7/31/2017
Largemouth Bass 20 Dan Morey Vibrix classic foxtail Chautauqua Lake Chautauqua 6/11/2017
Largemouth Bass 20 Colleen Smith KVD square bill Garnet Lake Warren 6/10/2017
Largemouth Bass 20 Walt Paulson Torpedo Silver Lake Wyoming 8/5/2017
Muskellunge 58 Chad Lapa Bucktail St. Lawrence River Jefferson 10/22/2017
Muskellunge 54.5 Chad Lapa Bucktail St. Lawrence River Jefferson 8/20/2017
Muskellunge 48 Keegan Ramser Rapala Super Shad Oswegatchie River St. Lawrence 7/26/2017
Muskellunge 48 Tommy Cullen Bucktail Chautauqua Lake Chautauqua 6/30/2017
Northern Pike 45.75 Casey Hoffman Crankbait Great Sacandaga Lake Fulton 10/29/2017
Northern Pike 40.5 John Lints Spinner Bait Oneida River Oneida 9/18/2017
Northern Pike 39.5 Walt Paulson Torpedo Silver Lake Wyoming 8/6/2017
Northern Pike 37 Kyle Grevelding #3 Mepps Hatch Lake Madison 7/4/2017
Pumpkinseed 10.5 Gavin Hughes Worm Louisa Pond Ulster 6/24/2017
Pumpkinseed 10.5 Teddy Doleski Nightcrawler Green Lake Greene 7/24/2017
Pumpkinseed 10 Zachary Leisner Nightcrawler Galway Lake Saratoga 5/28/2017
Pumpkinseed 10 Kensi Williams Worm Hawstead Pond Tioga 5/29/2017
Rainbow Trout - Great Lakes 33.5 Michael Kaputa Wooly Bugger Salmon River Oswego 7/28/2017
Rainbow Trout - Great Lakes 30.25 Robert Kramer Stingray spoon Lake Ontario Niagara 8/4/2017
Rainbow Trout - Inland Streams 22 Anthony Naso Hares Ear Nymph Connetquot River Suffolk 1/4/2017
Smallmouth Bass 23.5 Ryan Brautlacht Drop shot St. Lawrence River Jefferson 7/2/2017
Smallmouth Bass 22.5 Jeremy Hughes Pumpkin pepper Mr.Twister Grub Keuka Lake Yates 6/3/2017
Smallmouth Bass 22 Sierra O'Hern Crawfish Keuka Lake Yates 7/3/2017
Smallmouth Bass 21.5 Charles Robinson Tube Jig Niagara River Erie 5/11/2017
Smallmouth Bass 21 Timothy Burkey Fathead Minnow Seneca Lake Seneca 9/30/2017
Smallmouth Bass 21 Christen Radici Senko w/jighead Lake George Warren 8/2/2017
Smallmouth Bass 20.75 David Nugent Zara Spook Jr Chenango River Broome 10/15/2017
Smallmouth Bass 20.5 Mason Coats Crayfish St. Lawrence River Jefferson 8/4/2017
Smallmouth Bass 20.5 Edward Lints Spinner Bait Oneida Lake Oneida 10/14/2017
Smallmouth Bass 20.25 James Velasco Crayfish St. Lawrence River Jefferson 7/1/2017
Smallmouth Bass 20 David Nugent Spinnerbait Chenango River Broome 9/6/2017
Smallmouth Bass 20 Jan Gheen Crankbait Lake Champlain Essex 8/11/2017
Smallmouth Bass 19.75 Anneke Coats Crayfish St. Lawrence River Jefferson 9/8/2017
Smallmouth Bass 19.5 John Tereskun Baby Torpedo Lake Champlain Essex 8/9/2017
Smallmouth Bass 19.25 Mason Coats Crayfish St. Lawrence River Jefferson 7/1/2017
Smallmouth Bass 19 Patrick Gallagher Johnson Blade bait Walton Lake Orange 12/17/2017
Smallmouth Bass 19 Daniel Scorpa Flicker Minnow Pro Lake Ontario Jefferson 8/28/2017
Smallmouth Bass 19 John Gordon Jig w/Nightcrawler Lake Champlain Clinton 8/12/2017
Smallmouth Bass 19 Jason Bair Rapala Jigging Rap Oneida Lake Oneida 6/15/2017
Smallmouth Bass 19 Dan Morey Vibrax shallow Chautauqua Lake Chautauqua 6/5/2017
Smallmouth Bass 19 Patrick Baron Jr Sticko Worm Oneida Creek Madison 6/25/2017
Smallmouth Bass 19 William Molinelli Plastic worm Susquehanna River Chenango 7/23/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18.5 Aidan Bachorik Mad Dad swim bait Canadarago Lake Otsego 6/18/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18.25 Kevin Costello 1/8 oz. Ned Rig Oneida Lake Onondaga 6/3/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18.25 Matt Coats Crayfish St. Lawrence River Jefferson 7/22/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18 Patrick Gallagher Johnson Blade bait Walton Lake Orange 12/17/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18 Edward Schiller Shiners Ashokan Reservoir Ulster 8/25/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18 Vincenzo DiMare Spinner Bait Mohawk River Oneida 8/10/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18 Joe Spinola Jr. Carolina Rig Rondout Reservoir Ulster 10/24/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18 Jesse Deziel Mega Strike Fat Shad Lower Saranac Lake Franklin 8/9/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18 Danny Smith Zoom Fluke Glen Lake Warren 8/7/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18 Thomas Kowal Swim Jig Canadice Lake Ontario 9/4/2017
Smallmouth Bass 18 Conner Grant Whopper Popper Whitney Point Reservoir Broome 8/18/2017
Striped Bass 41 Joseph Galante Live Herring Hudson River Albany 4/14/2017
Tiger Musky 41 Dave Baumgartner Chub Otisco Lake Onondaga 6/14/2017
Tiger Musky 40 Jeremy Jennette Whopper Popper Canadarago Lake Otsego 6/27/2017
Walleye 31 Greg Becker Worm Harness Lake Erie Cattaraugus 8/20/2017
Walleye 28 Adam Point Jigging Spoon St. Lawrence River St. Lawrence 3/13/2017
Walleye 27.5 David Nugent Jig and minnow Chenango River Broome 11/30/2017
Walleye 27 Patrick Gallagher Johnson Blade bait Greenwood Lake Orange 12/16/2017
Walleye 26.5 David Nugent 10 oz Jig & Minnow Chenango River Broome 11/17/2017
Walleye 26.5 Matt Coats Worm St. Lawrence River Jefferson 9/7/2017
Walleye 26.5 Jason Bair Berkley Cutter 90 Erie Canal Wayne 10/23/2017
Walleye 26.5 Matt Coats Worm St. Lawrence River Jefferson 7/21/2017
Walleye 26 Robert Swiatek Chatter bait Lake Erie Chautauqua 8/8/2017
Walleye 25.75 Sean Meagley Worm St. Lawrence River Jefferson 9/7/2017
Yellow Perch 17 Larry Bryan Panther Martin Spinner Lake Myosotis Albany 9/15/2017
Yellow Perch 15.75 Angelo Palazzo Worm Long Pond Monroe 4/16/2017
Yellow Perch 15.25 Dan Palazzo Worm Long Pond Monroe 4/16/2017
Yellow Perch 14.25 Oscar Palazzo Minnow Long Pond Monroe 2/25/2017
Yellow Perch 14 Joe Spinola Jr Plastic grub Peconic River Suffolk 6/23/2017
Yellow Perch 14 A.J Kubitz Minnow Long Pond Monroe 4/2/2017