By Louie Stout
If you’re looking for a giant walleye, consider Michigan’s Tittabawassee River. Biologists netted a 16 pounder there while doing a jaw tagging study there. Tags are placed on walleyes then released. When the fish is caught by anglers and the number off the jaw tag is reported, it helps biologists learn more about how many fish are being caught and how the fishery is operating. Some tags carry cash prizes.
The giant walleye fish netted that day missed the state record by 1.19 pounds. The current record, caught from Manistee County’s Pine River, has stood for 68 years.