This big walleye is waiting in an Iowa lake!
"We found this fish while researching the effectiveness of a fish barrier on the Big Creek Lake spillway at keeping walleye and muskie in the lake. Yes, we released this monster back to the lake!" the DNR wrote in a post on Facebook.
While this lunker is still a couple of pounds under the Iowa state record walleye, a 14 pound, 8 ounce fish also caught in Polk County in 1986, who wouldn't want to catch a 12-pounder? It looks like he's got some cool character too with that damaged tail fin too.
Now you just have to find this big fish on the 814,000 acre lake. Easier said than done. Good luck Iowa anglers!