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Dave S

Monster Walleye

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Dave S

Rumor has it a walleye that "likely" tipped the scales near 15 lbs was caught on a lake near Mille Lacs. From what I read, the fish was weighed the day after it was caught at 14.186 lbs and lost a couple ounces just in the time it was at the bait shop being weighed.

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IceHawk

Saw the pics and story hats off to the kids sounds like they earned it!

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gimruis

I saw the photo of that fish.  Its definitely NOT a Mille Lacs fish.  Its not nearly skinny enough.

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Dave S

The belly looked like it was full of 1 lb perch. 🤣🤣

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SkunkedAgain

If I were a perch, that would be the monster in my nightmares... Great catch

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Mike89

what a fish!!

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Tom Sawyer
9 hours ago, Dave S said:

The belly looked like it was full of 1 lb perch. 🤣🤣

 

3 hours ago, SkunkedAgain said:

If I were a perch, that would be the monster in my nightmares... Great catch

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biff

Niiice...anybody know the length?

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Tom Sawyer

31" x 21 1/4"

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leech~~
On 1/27/2020 at 7:10 PM, Tom Sawyer said:

 

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Dang, the looks of the dust on that scale you wonder when was the last time the DNR checked it for calibration?  She's an Oldy!  😯

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ozzie

Same thought crossed my mind leech

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Mike89

most likely the scale gets little or no use now that the fishing has gone to heck over there!!  

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DonkeyHodey
On ‎1‎/‎28‎/‎2020 at 7:35 PM, leech~~ said:

 

Dang, the looks of the dust on that scale you wonder when was the last time the DNR checked it for calibration?  She's an Oldy!  😯

I heard they were having trouble getting their commodore64 to dial up AOL and order a new scale.

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