Montana Man Lands Potential Record Walleye

From Walleyes Forever:

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Last Saturday, Bob Hart, of Missoula, caught his first walleye, a 14-incher. On Sunday, for his second walleye, he apparently broke the Montana state record.

Hart, 46, caught a 17.75-pound walleye at 7:15 a.m., Sunday, on the north shore of Tiber Reservoir southeast of Shelby. The fish measured 35 inches long with a 22-inch girth. The fish has been weighed on an official scale and measured but not yet seen by a state Fish, Wildlife and Parks fish biologist. The previous state record – 16.63 pounds and 31.5 inches long – was caught January 2000 in Fort Peck Reservoir.