John Grubenhoff, a Washington angler landed a 20 lb and 5 oz walleye to break the previous state record. It is a very rare catch, in fact a walleye weighing more than 20 pounds hasn’t been caught in the US. since 1988 in Missouri.
John Grubenhoff was fishing on Lake Wallula in a very bad weather day, but within less than 30 minutes he landed a nice 14 lb and a smaller walleye. Half an hour after releasing the 2 walleyes, John made his third and final catch of the day, the big one!!
John was fishing along the rocky shoreline with a six inch minnow bait strung around 6 feet behind a bottom walker.
The walleye weighed exactly 20,32 lb, besting the 2007 state record of 19,3 pounds and measured 35 and half inches from tip to tail.
According to the IGFA (International Game Fish Association - www.igfa.org) the biggest walleye ever taken weighed 25 pounds and was caught in late 1960 on Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee, according to the International Game Fish Association.