March 12, 2012
USA ILLINOIS: record 15-pound walleye
Jim Zimmerman of Wisconsin caught what appears to be the largest walleye ever pulled from Illinois waters: a 15.08 pounder. That’s just a bit heavier than the record breaking fish that a 15-year-old Illinois freshman caught just two months ago.
Pending completion of the paperwork and verification, the fish Zimmerman pulled from the Pecatonica River on Sunday is just a bit heavier than the walleye Nick Tassoni pulled from the same river in January.