ND Game and Fish Rejects Lincoln Man’s State Record Walleye Claim
By angelamontana

Posted: May 15, 2019

A Lincoln man is “absolutely disappointed” after the North Dakota Game and Fish Department declined to recognize his walleye as a new state record.

Tom Volk caught a 16-pound, 9-ounce walleye April 21 from the shore of the Heart River in Mandan. Game and Fish investigators on Monday determined his walleye “was foul-hooked and, therefore, cannot be recognized as a state record.”

North Dakota Chief Game Warden Bob Timian said eyewitnesses’ statements and other information contributed to the finding.

Read the full article by Jack Dura in the Bismark Tribune here.

(feature photo via ND Game and Fish)