Is a 40" walleye feasable?

Vollmer

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Sounds ridiculous. 33" is the biggest i have heard of 1st hand. But, in all of N. America, is 40" at least remotely possible?
 


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Probably not.
But I did witness a guy filleting a giant that was near 36 inches out west on the Columbia at the cleaning station one evening!
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When we were out there last year a guy caught the new washington state record in the same pool we were fishing.

It weighed 20.32 lbs and was 35 1/2 inches long with a 22 3/4 girth! From what I understand it is the largest walleye caught in the last 30 years in north america.

Here it is.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/mar/05/record-2032-pound-walleye-caught-by-pasco-man-on/

Washington-state-record-walleye-2014.jpg
 
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That is one giant eye. I don't think it is possible for a eye to reach 40 it would take a very good food base and a water temp just warm enough to let it grow all year.
 


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(As a math teacher would say) Its possible, just not probable. :)
 

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Wow, nice want one, please. 35 would fit the bill:} 40 don't think so. always said never say never
 


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The odds would not be high. As someone else said, probably not impossible, but highly improbable. But also rather egotistical of us to believe we have caught a full size representation of the species. Does anyone know how long the 25# world record fish was?
 

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