That cant be WORLD record, The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame lists the world record as 51 pounds and 3 ounces, pulled from Lac Vieux along the Michigan-Wisconsin border in 1919.
Washington state record is 31.25 pounds
South Dakota state record is 37 pounds, 7 ounce
North Dakota 46-pound 8-ounce as examples
Maybe record through ice?
Click the link and check it out. It is a Ice Fishing on Tip-up world record. Beat the old one from MA by 5 oz.
I saw it the next day at Bearwood (Rose is mounting it). Was there when they weighed in #2 for the derby 24 lbs even still an awsome fish. In total three Tigers were weighed in over 20 lbs for the weekend.
Bigger indeed, I know they boated a 32 lb'r last summer out there was in the paper the next week.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...