N.H. Trophy Fish, 2004

New Hampshire's Trophy Fish program provides recognition for both kept and released fish in twenty-two freshwater species and seven saltwater species categories. The program provides opportunity for enthusiasts of all ages to receive recognition while giving biologists important information on the fisheries over time.

All successful applicants receive a "Trophy Fish" shoulder patch for submitting their catch information. Then, each February, the person who caught the largest fish in each species category is presented with a framed certificate. All ages and all legal methods of angling are represented.

NOTE: No saltwater entries were made in 2004. The following list is for freshwater species only.

Bluegill (Released)
11.50" length Katie Tate, Claremont, NH Hopkinton Lake, Hopkinton
11.13" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Hopkinton Lake, Hopkinton
11.00" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Hopkinton Lake, Hopkinton
Brook Trout (Kept Fish)
5 lbs., 2.72 oz.; 21.25" length Richard Merrill, Conway, NH Shawtown Pond, Freedom
4 lbs., 6.56 oz.; 19.63" length Jeannette Fifield, Concord, NH Highland Lake, Andover
3 lbs., 14.72 oz.; 18.50" length William Thorson, Croydon, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
2 lbs., 12.48 oz.; 21.50" length Gregg Ford, St. Johnsbury, VT Connecticut River, Canaan, VT
Brook Trout (Released)
18.50" length Richard Bernard, Londonderry, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
17.00" length Randy Durst, Raymond, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
16.50" length Raymond Kucharski, Waterville Valley Sky Pond, New Hampton
Brown Trout (Kept Fish)
7 lbs., 2.08 oz.; 25.00" length Shawn Girard, Westford, MA Tewksbury Pond, Grafton
Brown Trout (Released)
33.00" length Fred Cook, Franklin, NH Pemigewasset River, Franklin
Common Carp (Released)
33.00" length Harry Wischnewski, W Lebanon, NH Mascoma Lake, Enfield
31.00" length Andy Fortt, Hanover, NH Mascoma Lake, Enfield
Cusk (Kept Fish)
9 lbs., 5.92 oz.; 31.00" length John D. Thurston, Wolfeboro Falls, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Kept Fish)
4 lbs., 5.44 oz.; 25.00" length Chris Wilmot, Deering, NH Franklin Pierce Lake, Hillsborough
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Released)
28.50" length Brandon Zeoli, Enfield, NH Mascoma Lake, Enfield
26.50" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Perkins Pond, Sunapee
24.25" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Perkins Pond, Sunapee
Fallfish (Kept Fish)
2 lbs., 10.00 oz.; 18.00" length Frank Monett, Jr., New Hampton, NH Winnipesaukee River, Laconia
Lake Trout (Kept Fish)
14 lbs., 13.44 oz.; 35.25" length Jeffrey Valcourt, Westford, MA Big Diamond Pond, W. Stewartstown
12 lbs., 3.20 oz.; 33.50" length Robert Richard, Weare, NH Nubanusit Lake, Nelson
12 lbs., 00 oz.; 34.25" length Arthur Gagnon, Jr., New Boston, NH Nubanusit Lake, Nelson
Landlocked Salmon (Released)
27.25" length Jeff Batula, Concord, NH Pleasant Lake, Elkins
Largemouth Bass (Kept Fish)
5 lbs., 2.08 oz.; 21.00" length Nathan Plimpton, Barrington, NH Ayers Lake, Barrington
Largemouth Bass (Released)
28.50" length Bryan Soucy, Nashua, NH Baboosic Lake, Merrimack
26.25" length Bryan Soucy, Nashua, NH Naticook Lake, Merrimack
25.00" length Chris Giroux, Westford, MA Pemigewasset Lake, Meredith
23.00" length Nathan Shatney, Contoocook, NH Rolfe Pond, Hopkinton
23.00" length Tim Higginson, Henniker, NH (unknown pond), Newbury
22.50" length Thomas Nowell, Jr., Quincy, MA Merrymeeting River, New Durham
22.50" length Thomas Nowell, Jr., Quincy, MA Merrymeeting River, New Durham
22.00" length Alexandria Lafrenaye, Milford, NH Swamp Pond, Wilton
22.00" length Rick Rush, Amesbury, MA Merrymeeting River, New Durham
22.00" length Sam Swenson, Manchester, NH Baboosic Lake, Merrimack
21.50" length Paul Blackwood, Weare, NH Merrymeeting River, New Durham
21.00" length James Wilcox, Litchfield, NH Balch Pond, Wakefield
20.13" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Claremont
Northern Pike (Released Fish)
39.00" length Dennis Gramatikas, Manchester, NH Partridge Lake, Littleton
Rainbow Trout (Released Fish)
24.00" length Gregory Howard, W. Ossipee, NH Newfound River, Bristol
22.50" length Christopher Gallant, Seabrook, NH Lamprey River, Durham
20.00" length Ryan Ingerson, Colebrook, NH Connecticut River
Rock Bass (Released)
12.00" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Claremont
10.50" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Claremont
Smallmouth Bass (Kept Fish)
4 lbs., 7.04 oz.; 19.50" length Gerard Blanchette, Concord, NH Winnepocket Lake, Webster
Smallmouth Bass (Released)
23.50" length Katie Tate, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Claremont
21.25" length Raymond Kucharski, Waterville Valley, NH Red Hill Pond, Sandwich
21.00" length Roger Aziz, Jr., Methuen, MA Merrimack River, Hooksett
20.00" length Megan Vaillancourt, Belmont, NH Knowles Pond, Northfield
19.00" length James Vaillancourt, Belmont, NH Knowles Pond, Northfield
Walleye (Kept Fish)
7 lbs., 12.96 oz.; 27.75" length Miriam Sollenberger, Nashua, NH Merrimack River, Nashua
Yellow Perch (Kept Fish)
1 lb., 5.28 oz.; 15.25" length John Norman, Derry, NH Newfound Lake, Bristol
Yellow Perch (Released)
15.50" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Crystal Lake, Enfield

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