Angler lands record setting South Dakota walleye

October 31, 2023

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (KFYR) – A South Dakota state record walleye was caught Friday on Lake Oahe south of Mobridge.

Forty three year-old Aaron Schuck of Bismarck caught the 16-pound eight-ounce fish using a Walleye Nations reaper crankbait.

He took it to Oahe Sunset Lodge to have it weighed.

A South Dakota Game and Fish biologist weighed it as well.

“I was shocked. It was a long-time dream of mine. All I wanted to catch was a 14 pounder and now I have my name in the record books,” says Schuck.

The previous record of 16 pounds, two ounces had stood for 21 years.