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.
Hunting is not usually a pursuit where instant gratification abounds. It takes a lot of time, practice, resources and patience to be a successful hunter. So when someone decides that an area they hunted only once without taking an animal is worthless and devoid of game, I don't quite understand it. These people usually jump from game management unit to game management unit; trying a new one every year.
Now don't get me wrong, there are people that just enjoy scouting and hunting...