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    Wisconsin Bowfishing Records

    Bowfin - 10lbs. 15.7oz.
    Buffalo, Bigmouth - 87lbs. 2oz.
    Buffalo, Smallmouth - 46lbs. 2.6oz.
    Carp, Common - 59lbs
    Carp, Grass - 27lbs. 4.5oz.
    Carpsucker, Quillback - 12lbs. 4.8oz.
    Drum, Freshwater - 28lbs. 13oz.
    Gar, Longnose - 17lbs. 4.6oz.
    Gar, Shortnose - 4lbs. 10.2oz.
    Goldfish - 4lbs. 5.3oz.
    Redhorse, Silver - 10lbs. 15oz.
    Shad, American Gizzard - 4lbs. 11.6oz.
    Sucker, Spotted - 4lbs. 8.6oz.
    Sucker, White - 4lbs. 10.7oz.

    Sources: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/reco...alternate.html
    Last edited by dbarnett; 04-28-2016 at 02:08 PM.

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    ive never heard of anyone bowfishing white bass or blue gills... im pretty sure thats illegal here... can anyone confirm this?

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    ^I'd like to here more details bout this as well...

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    I've been meaning to look into this. I've had it happen with a few other DNR and Game and Fish sites since I did these records. Once upon a time it had a notation at the bottom of the list that bowfishing records were indicated by "**" now it just says "alternate methods." I don't personally know what's legal to shoot in WI and what's not. So I can't say what's a bowfishing record and what's not a bowfishing record.
    Last edited by dbarnett; 03-03-2014 at 10:34 PM.

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    The bluegill and whitebass may be speargun records. As far as I can tell the rest are bowfishing records.

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    Wish I would have taken my 12# dog to the Dnr a lil over a yr ago. Had like 3 or 4 that beat that record on the boat.

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    Correct, it is illegal to bowfish bluegill and whitebass. They are on there under alternate methods for underwater spearfishing. In WI you can take panfish and rough fish while underwater spearfishing.

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    I heard the Bigmouth Buffalo record got taken down a few weeks ago on Castle Rock. 78 pounder! Have not read anything to confirm. Anyone else know or have more details?

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    Pretty sure it was 87lbs but i could be wrong..

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    87....magnum!!

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    Yeah 87lbs, but I don't think the baa will recognize it because he's not a member. So hopefully the Wisconsin dnr will recognize it

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    He wasn't a member of WBA or the BAA from what I gathered. I believe that it was made official, been in the paper around here.

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    Well at least the state will recognize his awesome fish!

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    I saw the paperwork it should be made official by the DNR but won't show up for a while.

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    Ive got a 56 lb grass carp here in wi.

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