Okay, this is getting ridiculous. In March, Oregon’s Wallowa Lake gave up the U.S. record kokanee, an 8.23 pounder…and then in May, it surrendered an 8-pound, 13-ouncer in May.. Now, this: On June, 14 Ron Campbell of Pendleton, OR caught what should be the new all-tackle world record koke, a 9.67 pounder! WTF???
Pendleton’s Wallowa beast measured 27 3/4 inches long and had a girth of 17 3/4 inches and just topped the current IGFA World Record, a 9.6 pounder caught in British Columbia back in 1988. After the paperwork goes through, it should be recognized as the new record…that is until somebody catches a 10 pounder!
Read more about this from our friends at Northwest Wild Country.