Information and Rules

LUNKER LEAGUE OF FISH LA CROSSE

Interested in Lunker League? Check out the eligible species, photo requirements and rules to enter!

FISH LA CROSSE LUNKER LEAGUE

Fish SpeciesMinimum Length Requirement
Black Crappie13 inches
Bluegill9 inches
Brown Trout18 inches
Brook Trout12 inches
Channel Catfish26 inches
Flathead Catfish35 inches
Lake Sturgeon50 inches
Largemouth Bass18.5 inches
Muskellunge34 inches
Northern Pike34 inches
Sauger 16 inches
Smallmouth Bass18.5 inches
Walleye24 inches
Yellow Perch13 inches

Classifications of League Participants

EXPERT ANGLERAngler's first qualifying trophy fish in any of the eligible species.

BEGINNER’S LUCK LUNKER

ANGLER’S FIRST QUALIFYING TROPHY FISH IN ANY OF THE ELIIBLE SPECIES:

Win admission into the Fish La Crosse Lunker League, a Beginner’s Luck Lunker certificate, and a Lunker League sticker!

MASTER ANGLERAngler catches one qualifying fish in three of the different eligible species.

LEGENDARY LUNKER CHASER

ANGLER CATCHES ONE QUALIFYING FISH IN THREE (3) OF THE DIFFERENT ELIGIBLE SPECIES:

Win a Legendary Lunker Chaser certificate, a customized Mepps jig, and a Lunker League sticker!

ULTIMATE LUNKERAngler catches one qualifying fish in five of the different eligible species.

ULTIMATE LUNKER CHAMP

ANGLER CATCHES ONE QUALIFYING FISH IN FIVE (5) OF THE DIFFERENT ELIGIBLE SPECIES:

Win an Ultimate Lunker Champ certificate and a Lunker League hat!

Species Specialist

Catch five (5) qualifying fish within one species to qualify as a specialist! Win a Species Specialist certificate and Lunker League hat!

Photo Requirements

  • All submissions must have a horizontal measurement photo of the entire length of the fish against a ruler, measuring tape, or bump board to qualify.
  • We will not accept any images showing vertical gill, eye, weight scales, or fish stinger holds.
  • An additional action photo is optional but highly encouraged.
  • Please be aware that all photos submitted will become the property of Explore La Crosse and may be published on our website or used in promotional materials.
  • Qualifying fish must be submitted digitally through the Fish La Crosse Lunker League webpage.

Rules

  • All submissions must have a horizontal measurement photo of the entire length of the fish against a ruler, measuring tape, or bump board to qualify.
  • Please be aware that all photos submitted will become the property of Explore La Crosse and may be published on our website or used in promotional materials.
  • Qualifying fish must be submitted digitally through the Fish La Crosse Lunker League webpage. Registered fish must be caught in accordance with local angling regulations.
  • Anyone possessing a current, valid fishing license is eligible.
  • The qualifying Lunker must be caught within 30 miles of La Crosse, WI.
  • Qualifying fish must be submitted via the Lunker League form within 30 days of being caught to be eligible for an award.
  • Only one Beginner’s Luck Lunker, Legendary Lunker Chaser, and Ultimate Lunker Champ certificate and prize will be awarded to any one angler, but certificates for different Specialists will be awarded for each species (one per species).
  • Explore La Crosse reserves the right to deny eligibility for fish and or photos that are submitted not according to the specified requirements.
  • Fish La Crosse Lunker League (Explore La Crosse) will judge the acceptance of the entries and reserves the right to request additional information as may be deemed necessary in the best interest of the program and to disqualify unverifiable entries or those that do not meet the criteria. All submissions must have a horizontal measurement photo of the entire length of the fish against a ruler, measuring tape, or bump board to qualify.

Lunker League strives to comply with all COVID-19 safety measures and recommendations. League participants submit their qualifying fish at their leisure and as the submission form is online, the entire process is virtual. Lunker League recommends fishing with individuals within one’s quarantine bubble and/or keeping social distance when able. Ultimately, the League is remote and the safety measures taken during fishing excursions are at the discretion of the anglers themselves.
Thank you for doing your part in curbing the spread of COVID-19 and exploring in the La Crosse Region.