2 World Records For OR Koke Angler

One kokanee yielded two world records for a La Grande, Ore., angler.

“Ron Campbell is the new all-tackle and line-class record holder,” said Jack Vitek, the world records coordinator for the International Game Fish Association, this morning.

The retired firefighter caught a 9.67-pound landlocked sockeye at Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa Lake June 13, killing the standing world record, a 9-pound, 6-ounce British Columbia fish landed in 1988.

It was also the largest ever on 12-pound test.

 

RON CAMPBELL AND HIS WORLD-RECORD KOKANEE. (RON CAMPBELL)

 

 

ANOTHER VIEW OF THE MONSTER. (RON CAMPBELL)

 

Vitek says Campbell will be receiving official certification of his catch, membership in the IGFA and a letter from the Florida-based organization’s president in the mail, and have his name included in the world-record book.

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