International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
6.0 kg. ,   13.3 lbs.
Walleye    Stizostedion vitreum
Record Category: Men Speargun

Diver: Jonathan W Ganshorn
Date: 8/23/2014
Location: CANADA

It was a clear, sunny day on the South Saskatchewan river close to my cabin. I was taking my two friends out spear fishing for the first time at the spot my brother and I found where the water monsters seem to dwell. We have seen many huge fish in our secret area the last three seasons, and I had been waiting patiently for my trophy as I would watch the schools of smaller fish swim underneath me. There is a area in which my brother and I refer to as "the Bowl" where all the "Jackzilla's" like to hide. I finished my search of the Bowl where I was swimming towards the rock face which sits adjacent to it where the schools of Walleye swim in and out from. Just as I was leaving the bowl, there was one last set of weeds I had to swim threw to get to the rock face. As I was clearing by them, there he was... Sitting in about 6 feet of water, 8 feet in front of me was my monster. It was the biggest walleye I'd ever seen in my life! He was beautiful relaxed in his element. I aimed carefully, and fired perfectly. I started shouting in excitement to my friends that I finally got him after i had confirmed he wasn't going anywhere. Watching dozens of fish waiting, trip after trip to our little honey hole on the river. I finally found my trophy. I carefully brought him to shore, and the excitement brought some local fisherman over in the area where the excitement grew. It was quite a site seeing such a beast as pictures started to be took, and we then were off to get a official weight reading after my personal scale said we were over the 13lb mark knowing the record info I had found was 12.5lbs for a spearfished walleye. I've been smiling ever since.

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