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Outdoors: Lake Michigan walleye wins ‘Fish of the Year’

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 Feb 11th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  2834

Modified Feb 11th, 2019 at 10:10 AM

Jakob Kintzele of Chesterton, Ind. shows off the 11.88-pound walleye he caught from Lake Michigan shoreline in Michigan City to earn the 2018 Indiana DNR Fish of the Year award.

Jakob Kintzele has fished with his grandfather dozens of times in the Michigan City harbor, but on Dec. 21st he hooked and landed more than he expected — the biggest walleye caught in Indiana last year.

You read that right. Not a trout, not a salmon, but a giant walleye. The fish weighed a whopping 11.88 pounds and measured 31.25 inches.

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