New State Record Walleye.. Absolute GIANT

By Cody J – B.O.C. April 22nd 2019

Well, congrats to Tom Volk of North Dakota. He just caught a walleye most fishermen can only dream of. A new state record. This absolute monster pig of a fish measured 32.5″ long and weighed an even more impressive 16 pounds 9 ounces.
Are you flipping kidding me. That’s incredible. If you would have told me that without photo evidence I would have told you that lying is wrong, just like your mother told you when you were a child. I made a list of things that weigh roughly 15 lbs for you to compare:

  • Bowling Ball
  • Gallon of Paint (10lbs)
  • One or Two cats
  • Three chihuahuas
  • 2400 pennies
  • 2 gallons of water
  • A Turkey


It was April 21st when he reeled in this tank while fishing the Heart River in Mandan, ND. North Dakota Game and Fish Department verified and confirmed the legitimate catch. Good for Tom it will be a tough fish to beat that’s for sure.

Check out the smile on Tom. I don’t know if I’ve ever been that happy. I guess I’ll just have to fish every weekend this summer to see if I’m able to reach that level of happiness. Whose with me?




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