The largest officially registered walleye ever caught had a length of 35 inches and had a circumference of 23 inches. The fish weighed 19.3 pounds.
An angler named Mike Hepper made the record-breaking catch in 2007 while fishing on the Columbia River in the Richland, Washington area. The fish was caught in an area of the river that was approximately 30 feet deep. The Big Fish Guide states that this large fish breaks the previous world record. The previous record holder had a length of 34 inches. It was caught in Manitoba, Canada. A typical walleye can reach a length of 30 inches and weighs about 18 pounds.