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Young angler almost beats record

Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:27 p.m. CDT
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Erica Peterson, 4, of Genoa came within one-tenth of a pound of breaking the record for heaviest walleye caught at Shabbona Lake. On Saturday, July 13, Erica caught a 29.5-inch, 9.8-pound walleye on a slip bobber and a leech. The lake's record is a 9.9-pound walleye. Erica fishes at the lake each week with her father, Eric, pictured. The fish was released.