POLLOCK, S.D. — A 21-year fishing record in South Dakota appears to have been broken after an angler hauled in a 16.5-pound walleye out of Lake Oahe.
Aaron Schuk, of Bismarck, North Dakota, hauled in the 33-inch walleye that weighed 16.5-pounds, according to a recent post on social media that shows Schuk holding the massive walleye. Schuk was hoisting the walleye in front of Oahe Sunset Lodge and Steakhouse in Pollock, which is located in north-central South Dakota.
Lake Oahe is one of South Dakota’s premier walleye fishing hubs along the Missouri River and stretches from central South Dakota to the northern edge of the state.
The previous state record walleye was caught in 2002 at the Fort Randall Dam by a Lake Andes woman.
For a state record to become official, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks must verify the fish’s weight and length. GF&P has not officially determined the 16.5-pound walleye is a state new record.
Among the criteria that…