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The Indiana DNR comes across a big walleye or two near the Michigan City breakwall every year while doing Lake Michigan fish surveys.

This year was no exception. Lake Michigan Biologist Dickinson said they netted a 27-inch, 9 pounder recently. They also captured some smaller ones in the 5-pound range.

“We’ve netted big walleye out there each year for the past five or six years,” he said. “This one was one of the smaller ones.”

If you’re interested in trying to catch one, Dickinson said the walleyes they net are usually very tight to breakwall.

Who knows…there may be a state record lurking out there!