I just found out on the Idaho Fishin' Times that the old Idaho Walleye Record has been broken.
Mark Abel of Sun Valley, Idaho isn’t your typical fisher. While most people fish on weekends, Abel is working and fishes on weekdays. Fishing when nobody else is on the water often can make all the difference. It certainly did for Abel. On Sunday night he went out to the Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir and made a lifetime dream come true when he landed a 17.6-pound walleye, breaking the 10-year-old Idaho state record of 16.2 pounds. “Nighttime is the best time to catch these big predator fish and this is the best time of year to be fishing as they are fattening up for winter,” Abel said. “Being semi-retired allows me to go fishing three or four times a week down at Salmon Dam. Only fishing at night can mess up your sleeping patterns, and most people won’t do it. But when you are catching six or seven big walleye each night, it’s worth it.”
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