Pasco man catches Washington's largest walleye

Pasco man catches Washington's largest walleye
John Grubenhoff of Pasco poses with his record catch: a 20-pound, 35.5-inch walleye that's the largest of its species ever recorded in Washington. (Courtesy: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- A Pasco man made a record-breaking catch last week. John Grubenhoff brought in the largest walleye ever recorded in Washington state while fishing at Lake Wallula Feb. 28.

The 20-pound, 35.5-inch fish was more than a pound heavier and almost two inches longer than the previous record-holder. A Richland man caught that fish in Lake Wallula in 2007.

According to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington is nationally known for its walleye fishing. The fish can be found throughout the Columbia Basin.