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TMF89

New World Record Walleye Caught

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TMF89

...and released! The following is a true story, I saw the article (with pic) online, but I can't find it again. My math teacher was the one who actually showed me.

A guide fishing (I think it was on one of the Great Lakes) caught a huge walleye, amazingly huge, and weighed it. The scale came it at 11.4. The guy and his partner looked at the fish, and couldn't believe it was only 11.4. They re-weighed it, and still got 15, then they tossed it back. They had a video camera that recorded the catch.

Soon after they tossed the walleye back, another boat came over with a walleye they had weighed at 15 lbs. They weighed it with their own scale, and just needed to borrow a camera for a pic. The guys looked at the new walleye, and realized that the 15 pounder was MUCH smaller than the one they caught. They asked the guys to let them weigh the walleye on their own scale, and it came it at 6 or 7. They looked closely at the scale, and realized it was in KILOGRAMS!!! They had caught a world record walleye (by mere ounces), and released it! The only thing I can say for them is that it would have died and lost those precious few ounces by the time it was weighed.

That's a true story (some of you may have heard it?), there was a website (I saw it, and the pic), but I don't have it on me, I'll try to get it on Monday. Anyone else hear about this?

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sirsunnyslayer

I highly doubt this story is true. The current world record comes from TN and weighs in at 25.00 lbs. A cold water lake like the great lakes is likely to hold lots of big fish but not one of that size. and at 2.2 lbs per Kilo that would have come out to a 33 pound fish eclipsing the current record by 8 pounds. Not very likely.

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Hoffer

11.4 times 2.2 = 25.08 = a new record by a slight margin = IIIIIIIIFFFFFFFFF true!!

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sirsunnyslayer

15 times 2.2 = to much to believe.

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Kyle Sandberg

COme on guys. If he's seen the pic and video, why don't you take his word for it. I will belive this but a lot of people would like to see the photo...

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JDM

If it is the same story as the one I am thinking of, it happened on the Columbia River out west. There might even be something on it under one of the WA threads.

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Chad Halvorson

This is a takeoff of the ed Iman story from Washington State, which also is a joke... Funny how things take off/change!

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TMF89

That's the article, so it was a fake then? Too bad, great story!

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Chad Halvorson

I'm not sure what category it would fall under. Fake, well I would say "Fish story" would be the best description. I dont know ed, but there is no way he would have made a mistake like that. It what certainly a publicity move, nothing more.

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MSRiverdog

The headline should read.

Paid Guide can't tell the difference between a 15 and a 25 pound Walleye.

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2thepointsetters

Hmmm... If there is a video of this does it show them weighing the fish. Then I would believe it weighed that much, but its still not a certified scale, so who knows what the weight really was confused.gif

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eyewall

I'm pretty sure i read that story in outdoor life awhile ago........

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IFallsRon

What's the difference between a liar?

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gonefishin11

I read the same story in Outdoor Life and/or Field and Stream

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MOBY RICHARD*

The other thing is, this was caught April 11,07, and was about to spawn, so it weighed more than typical as can be seen by the huge belly.

I wonder how many of the records are of fish with big guts full of spawn or food...

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JigginIsLife

ITS Deffinatly a fake, you know how any fisherman can tell its a fake?? the fisherman will give out the lake thats easy but no one in thier right mind will tell the jig they were using i know i wouldnt thats obvious.

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AWH

On a side note and just for clarification, the world record walleye is 22+ pounds. That 25 pounder was disqualified a number of years ago.

Aaron

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chris63

It depends who you ask,.according to the Tennessee DNR the 25 pounder caught on Old Hickory Lake in 1960 still stands.The next "Record" was a 21lb12oz monster caught by a Al Nelson on Greers Ferry Lake,Arkansas in 1982.Either way you cut it those are some "MONSTER EYES"later...c63

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Dark Cloud

I dont buy it. You want me to believe a guide who has handled lots of big eyes could have a 25 pounder in his hands and see 11.4 on a scale and think "well the scale must be right"

This falls under the, believe everything you see first hand and nothing you read on the internet...

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AWH

The 22-11 out of Greers Ferry is the one that's currently recognized by the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. But I think I have to agree, those are some monster 'eyes!

Aaron

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Chad Halvorson

On a side note, dont be surprised if the Columbia River (the area he fishes) WILL produce a 20 plus next year. The fish there are enormous. I had a blast fishing out there all summer, unreal.

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gopher_nation

I agree any guide worth their salt would know the difference in 11.4 and 25 pounds, kind of a big difference.

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Hammer Handle

Yes, it is like the doctor telling you that your wife had a 25 pound baby. Ooops, I meant 11 pounds.

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bucketOsticks

Quote:

The headline should read.

Paid Guide can't tell the difference between a 15 and a 25 pound Walleye.


Hah! That one got a chuckle out of me. Totally true as well, anyone should be able to tell the difference between 15 and 25 pounds - let alone a fishing guide who lives and breaths lengths and weights!

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