Helena angler recounts catching state record walleye | Montana Untamed

Helena angler recounts catching state record walleye | Montana Untamed
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“The fact Dad and I are both guiding now, we’re both busy so we don’t get to fish as much as we used to,” he said. “So it was pretty special to be able to get out there with him.”

Despite a slow spring, past knowledge of the potential for big walleyes this time of year had them casting into one of their favorite holes.

“I bet I’m close to 120 hours out there this year and I’ve only caught three walleyes,” he said. “Most people would say, ‘What are you doing, you’re crazy,’ but it’s just knowing that potential is there.”

After about an hour with no luck, Trevor felt a bump and set the hook. At first he thought it was a ling because he couldn’t raise it off the bottom. Kit wasn’t so sure.

“We just got a little glimpse and knew it was big,” Trevor said. “We’ve seen a lot of big fish so we’re thinking maybe it’s 13, 14, 15 pounds. She dove a few more times and then we were able to net her and get her in the boat, that’s when it got really…

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