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Photo of Pocatello angler with Idaho record walleye

Damon Rush of Pocatello poses with the Idaho state record walleye he caught Sept. 10, 2011, in Oakley Reservoir.  The fish weighted 17 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 34.5 inches long and 21.875 inches in girth.

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Damon Rush of Pocatello poses with the Idaho state record walleye he caught Sept. 10, 2011, in Oakley Reservoir. The fish weighted 17 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 34.5 inches long and 21.875 inches in girth. (Courtesy photo)

FISHING Walleye, — It's official!  The Idaho Fish and Game Department has confirmed a state record walleye was caught Saturday in Oakley Reservoir by Damon Rush of Pocatello. 

The fish weighted 17 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 34.5 inches long and 21.875 inches in girth.

The fish reportedly hit a Rapala fished on 14-pound test line in the reservoir southeast of Twin Falls. In outweighed the previous record — also caught in Oakley — by 2 ounces.




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