it’s an official new state record saugeye

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Lab results confirm Dan Faiman’s state record fish is a saugeye.

The Fairview, Mont. angler caught the 12 pound record fish on Jan. 16from the Yellowstone River. Because the fish had identifying characteristics of both species, genetic material was sent to a lab to determine whether the fish was a walleye, sauger or saugeye, which is a cross between the two.

Faiman’s catch broke the previous record, set in 1984, by 4 ounces.

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