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New Record Walleye

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Montana's angling community received a big surprise when Missoula angler Bob Hart caught the new state record walleye from Tiber Reservoir on Nov. 18, 2007.

Although Tiber produces good numbers of smaller walleye, it is not particularly known for producing trophy-sized fish. Hart's record walleye, measuring 35 inches in length and weighing 17.75 lbs., unseated Dan Spence's previous record by more than a pound. Spence's walleye was caught in Fort Peck in 2000.

Hart caught his record walleye shore fishing from a lawn chair.