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this guy joseph zajko is full of look at all of the categories...he managed to catch 3 7 plus pound lmb in a week...a 7 lb smb in that same time period...also a 41 lb flathead cat 2 weeks later...ahahahha...what a talker!

http://www.fish.state.pa.us/bigfish.htm


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you never know maybe he knows what he is doing. or maybe he is just full of it. october is a good month to catch big fish..
 

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c'mon man...that's a little ridiculous...a 10lb, 8 plus lb...7 plus lb lmb...a 7 plus lb smb and a 41 lb flathead in 2 weeks time...ehhhhh...not so sure
 

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or else maybe he needs a new scale...cuz i have gotten quite a few lmb over 22" with the biggest being 23.5" in my life...I would probably say my heaviest fish might have been pushing just over 7 lbs on a good day...he has 21.75" fish that are almost 8 lbs...and he also measures the length and girth of one of his bass at 22.11" length and 17.99 girth...who measures a bass to such an exact length???? if your being picky you break it down to 1/4 inch...this guy is ridiculous!
 

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I'm pretty sure getting them weighed is part of the application process. That and length and girth measurements with a witness. At least it was when I submitted my steelhead and brook trout. Not too easy to talk your way into those records. Get on there once, it is pretty much luck. Get in there that many times and it is most likely someone who knows what they are doing and does alot of fishing. Congrats to that guy. I'm sure he earned it. I know Shawn Kurtz who is in one of the catfish cateories. He does a ton of fishing. I don't think I could fish as much as he does. That is most likely the type of person you will find in these records.
 

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One year a guy entered 2 muskies that broke the state record. There was an asterisk beside both saying something to the effect that "biggest fish entries are not verified, and based on the honor system." Guessing some are legit and others are not.

I think Kudu may be referring to the "Angler Awards" that they give out. I believe those require an application process etc.
 

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These awards are more of citations. You must enter a picture with the tape measure beside it. The catch and release citations are very easy to hit.

I think the crappie only has to be 10" Send me any questions on this. I think my cousin is the guy in charge of these right now for the PFBC
 

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State records have to be witnessed(at weighing) by a PFBC biogist. They must also be weighed on a certified(sticker from Dept of weights+measures) scale. Most tackle shops are not using certified scales(are you going to pay the fee on the odd chance someone will catch a record)

I haven't sent any in for awhile but I have sent them in on my own(icefishing when I wanted to release the fish) in the past(never sent a picture) I have had strangers witness(sign the app)the weight + measure never had one rejected. There was no C+R catagory back then(80-90's) My last one that went thru a bait shop was my bullhead in 01(biggest that year) and she even got to swim away(stayed alive in my cooler
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Going by the PFBC lenght/weight ratios some do seem to be off. http://fishandboat.com/images/pages/fishin1/weightlength3.pdf but looking at older records who knows
 
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