WORLD RECORD WALLEYE. The walleye at the top of this trophy case was caught in 1982 by Al Nelson of Higden during a tournament sponsored by Pepsi Cola and Fairfield Bay on Greer's Ferry Lake. The weight was 22 pounds 11 ounces. A new state record, it replaced a 21 pound 12 ounce runt caught in 1979 on the same lake.
Harper Walleye has been Reinstated as the World Record. That just tells me the guys at the IGFA smoke a lot of crack. In 1960, Mabry Harper claimed to have caught a 25-pound Walleye in Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee. Like most old records, all he needed was a fishing buddy to confirm the record and it went into the books.
Normally, world fishing records are broken by onces or maybe a couple of pounds. Never before has a fish eclipsed an old record by nearly double. But due to a technicality, the old walleye record of 25 pounds will stand. Because walleye are freshwater fish, walleye records are only registered for freshwater catches.
world record walleye picture General Discussion. i agree 22 lbs is the record.we were at BOLLES HARBOR this week end and saw the OHIO record eye at 17-plus lbs.don't know if it's recent. but a 15-plus was caught this spring and the guy ate it .what a shame!! that's a wall hanger fore sure. be safe and good fishing
McWilliams says he had no idea the fish was a potential world-record walleye. “All I knew is it was a big Lake Winnipeg fish. When we put it on the measuring board it showed 34-1/4 inches.
Exactly. I can’t imagine a fish that big. A walleye at 15 lbs is a monster around here. The fish in the picture doesn’t look that fat though. What is the longest walleye that you have heard of? Around 33 is the longest wally i have witnessed.
The current all-tackle world record for a walleye is held by Mabry Harper, who caught an 11.34-kg (25-lb) walleye in Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee on August 2, 1960. Cultural aspects. Large walleye statue at Lake Mille Lacs in Garrison, Minnesota.
Last month Don Mickel, a professional fishing guide, caught a 35.1-inch walleye on the Rainy River in Minnesota. With a 24.25-inch girth, the fish tipped 17.9 pounds on Mickel's hand scale and he knew he had a potential record in the boat. The current Minnesota walleye state record stands at 17.8 pounds and was caught in 1979. That fish measured 35.8 inches in length but only had a 21.3-inch ....
Fishing For Walleye Columbia River Walleye Fishing enthusiasts agree that the next world record Walleye will come out of the Columbia River. Fish are regularly being caught in the 15lb range with occasional fish close to 20olb. Walleye are perfectly suited for the Columbia Rivers fast current and silty waters.
State Record Fishes and Awards Main Content To qualify for consideration as a state record, the fish must have been caught in Kentucky waters by rod and reel or on a pole and line.