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Don Mickel of Bemidji holds the 35.1-inch walleye he caught on the Rainy River. The fish probably was the state record but state regulations required that the fish be released. SUBMITTED Photo

Mickel catches, releases potential state record walleye

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On page 77 of the 2012 Minnesota fishing handbook there is a graph that can give an angler the approximate weight of a fish based on the fish's length.


A 17-inch crappie, for example, will weigh approximately 3.3 pounds while a 56-inch muskie will flirt with the 50-pound barrier.

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