New Illinois State Record Walleye Breaks 50-Year Record

Usually cautious about declaring new state record fish, DNR surprisingly is planning to send out a press release today heralding a new Illinois record walleye that was caught over the weekend.

“The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Division of Fisheries salutes 15 year old Nick Tassoni of Rockford for catching a new state-record walleye,”…

The walleye, which smashed a record set in 1961, was caught on Jan. 7 on the Pecatonica River between Rockton and Harrison in Winnebago County. The previous record walleye was an even 14 pounds and was caught on the Kankakee River.

DNR Division of Fisheries Regional Administrator Dan Sallee reported the fish weighed in at 14 pounds, 12 ounces and was 31 inches in length with a girth of 20.25 inches…

Read the full story via: Illinois Outdoor News

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