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N.D Game & Fish: Big walleye certified as state record


April 26, 2021

Jared Shypkoski is pictured with the 16.39-pound walleye he caught on Sat. Mar. 13 in the headwaters of Lake Oahe on the Missouri River system. It topped the previous record of 15 pounds 13 ounces caught from the Missouri River in May 2018.

A 16-pound, 6-ounce walleye caught March 13 by Dickinson angler, Jared Shypkoski, is the new state record, according to North Dakota Game and Fish Department personnel.

Shypkoski reeled in the 33-inch fish in the Eckroth Bottoms area of upper Lake Oahe.

The previous record of 15 pounds, 13 ounces was taken in 2018 by Neal Leier of Bismarck, approximately 30 miles upstream on the Missouri River,...

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