Biologists use information from tagged fish for a wide range of information. Tagged fish can help track seasonal movements of fish, habitat use, growth, angler harvest rates, among other things. Using fish tags are also a relatively inexpensive way to learn more about our fisheries. Anglers are encouraged to submit the catch information for any tagged fish that they catch. In some cases a fish may be tagged with a reward tag, which might cover the expenses for your fishing trip!
If you catch a tagged fish, please report the following information to any Fish, Wildlife & Parks office:
- the tag’s number and color;
- the date the fish was caught;
- the species of the fish;
- the fish’s length and weight (close as possible);
- location of the catch (the body of water and distance from nearest landmark);
- if the fish was kept or released; and
- the name and address of the angler.
Fish Tag Form
Complete the form below and mail to FWP
or report online
Fish Tag (10 KB | 38 KB)