Walleye Doesn’t Qualify as State Record

A 16-pound, 9-ounce walleye caught in April no longer holds the state record due to how the fish was caught. 

Following an investigation, North Dakota Game and Fish concluded the fish was foul-hooked or snagged. 

In order for a fish to qualify as a state record, it must be caught within the rules for recreational fishing. 

The fish was caught April 21st on the Heart River. 

The previous record, and now current record, was set in May of 2018, at 15.13 pounds, 32.5 inches.

Prior to that, hadn’t been broken in nearly 60 years. 

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