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Walleye History Made at Artie’s Bait & Tackle

whopping 11.61 pounds and measured 29.5 inches

whopping 11.61 pounds and measured 29.5 inches

History was made tonight on Big Stone Lake as Paul Ell of Big Lake, MN brought in the largest walleye ever weighed on the certified scale at Artie’s Bait & Tackle and former Bud’s Bait in the last 20 years!  The walleye tipped the scale at a whopping 11.61 pounds and measured 29.5 inches!  Paul Ell was fishing on Big Stone Lake in 8.5 foot of water and was using a green/silver 1/4oz kastmaster tipped with a minnow head.  Ell said the fish bit at 6:10pm (February 26, 2015) and battled for at least 2-3 minutes and made 4-5 runs!  Ell is planning to mount his walleye.  Ell has fished Big Stone Lake for many years and has a cabin on the lake.  Walleye season will come to an end this Sunday March 1st and will reopen April 18, 2015. 

For lodging and fishing information call Artie’s Bait & Tackle in Ortonville, Mn (320)839-2480 or visit   Www.artiesbait.com