LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A team of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staffers have netted a massive walleye in a Jackson County lake.

Biologist Daniel Hatleli and fish technicians Brad Betthauser and Eric Kramer captured and released the whopper in Lake Wazee on December 16th while they were out conducting a sampling survey.

The LaCrosse Tribune newspaper reports that they snapped a photo and recorded the fish at 17.5 pounds and more than 32-inches long.

An 18-pounder caught in 1933 in Vilas County holds the state walleye record.