- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Pasco fisherman who caught a state record walleye is catching some barbed remarks from catch-and-release anglers.

The Spokesman-Review reports (https://bit.ly/1ihrloP ) about one-fifth of its reader comments are critical.

They say John Grubenhoff should have released the egg-laden 20-pound female back into Lake Wallula so it could spawn and perhaps be caught again.

A fisheries manager with the state Fish and Wildlife Department, Bruce Bolding, defends Grubenhoff. Bolding says it doesn’t take many females to maintain a healthy population of walleyes. And he doesn’t begrudge Grubenhoff keeping a “fish of a lifetime.”

Bolding says the walleye population is under-fished in many Washington lakes and pools in the Columbia River.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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