Alecia Berg, Minot, hoists a hefty walleye which may be the largest ever recorded taken on hook and line in North Dakota.
The 15 pounds, 4 ounces fish was taken in the Garrison Dam Tailrace last week. The listed state record is 15 pounds, 12 ounces. Despite the fact that fish was reported to have been found dead and not taken by hook and line. It has remained atop the state record book. The fish was found floating at Wood Lake in 1959.
State Game and Fish Department records reveal only four other walleyes weighing 14 pounds or more have been registered, making Berg's whopper walleye the first one in state history at 15 pounds or better to have been officially documented as caught by approved sporting methods.