It’s official: North Dakota has a new state walleye record
A 16-pound, 6-ounce walleye caught March 13 by Dickinson angler Jared Shypkoski is the new state record, according to North Dakota Game and Fish Department personnel.
Shypkoski reeled in the 33-inch fish in the Eckroth Bottoms area of upper Lake Oahe.
The previous record of 15 pounds, 13 ounces was taken in 2018 by Neal Leier of Bismarck, approximately 30 miles upstream on the Missouri River near the Fox Island boat ramp
It was earlier reported that Shypkoski also caught his big walleye on the Missouri River near Bismarck, but that has since been changed to Oahe.