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No fish tale: Fisherman sets Wash. state record with 20lb Walleye

No fish tale: Fisherman sets Wash. state record with 20lb Walleye
John Grubenhoff holds his record-setting Walleye fish. (Photo courtesy: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
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PASCO, Wash. -- A Pasco fisherman has set a state record with his catch of a Walleye fish in the Columbia River late last month.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the fish caught by John Grubenhoff weighed in at 20.32 pounds, breaking the old record for a Walleye fish of 19.3 pounds set in 2007. Grubenhoff's fish was also about 2 inches longer (35.5") and about a half-inch more girth (22.75") than the previous record holder.

The agency says the fish was caught Feb. 28 in Lake Wallula.

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