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Tournament Sizes



This page lists the minimum weights and lengths for fish to be eligible for the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament. Information on state records for freshwater and saltwater catches is also available.

Weights are in pounds and lengths are in inches, except where noted. Lengths apply only to live release citations. Weights apply only to fish officially weighed at an official Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament weigh station.

Adult Division
Weight
Adult Division
Length
Youth Division
Weight
Youth Division
Length
Albacore, False 12 26 9 24
Albacore, True 30 32 22.5 29
Bass, Striped None 44 None 37
Bass, Black Sea 3 17 2 15
Bluefish 12 29 10 27
Cobia 45 48 33.5 42
Croaker, Atlantic 3 19 2 16
Dolphinfish 15 41 11 38
Drum, Black 50 45 37.5 39
Drum, Red None 45 None 35
Flounder 7 25 5 23
Kingfish 1 13 0.75
(12 oz.)
11
Mackerel, Atlantic 2 17 1.5 15
Mackerel, King 10 26 7.5 22
Mackerel, Spanish 5 22 3.5 20
Marlin, Blue (Notes) Any Any Any Any
Marlin, White  (Notes) Any Any Any Any
Scup (Porgy) 2 14 1.5 12
Shark (excl. Mako)  (Notes) 100 66 75 56
Shark, Mako  (Notes) 250 83 250 83
Sheepshead 8 22 6 20
Swordfish (Notes) Any Any Any Any
Tautog 7 25 5.5 20
Tilefish, Blueline 10 28 7.5 25
Tilefish, Golden 35 40 26.5 35
Triggerfish, Gray 5 20 3.5 18
Tuna, Bluefin (Notes) 100 60 75 48
Tuna, Yellowfin or Bigeye (Notes) 70 48 52.5 45
Wahoo 20 50 15 41
Weakfish (Sea Trout) 3 20 2 18
Adult Division
Weight
Adult Division
Length
Youth Division
Weight
Youth Division
Length
Bass (Hybrid), Striped 5 22 3.5 19
Bass, Largemouth 5 20 3.5 17
Bass, Smallmouth (Notes) 2 17 2 17
Bass, Striped None 44 None 37
Bluegill 1 10 0.75
(12 oz.)
8
Carp 15 29 11 27
Catfish 6 25 4.5 23
Crappie 1 12 0.75
(12 oz.)
10
Muskie 10 30 7.5 26
Perch, White 1 12 0.75
(12 oz.)
10
Perch, Yellow 1 12 0.75
(12 oz.)
10
Pickerel, Chain 4 24 3 20
Shad, American 5 23 3.5 18
Snakehead Any None Any None
Sunfish, Redear 1 10 0.75
(12 oz.)
8
Trout 2 16 1.5 15



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