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July 12, 2011

MADISON - It's official: Maxfield JonasKrueger of Madison is Wisconsin's latest and youngest current state record holder for a fish caught with a hook and line.

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Maxfield JonasKrueger of Madison is Wisconsin's youngest current state fish recordholder.

JonasKrueger, 13, caught a .30 pound, 9.75 inch golden shiner with a rod and reel on July 7, 2011, at Fowler Lake in Waukesha. His record bested the 8.5-inch, 3.4 oz fish caught in 2009 from Dexter Lake in Wood County by John Kubisiak of Rhinelander.

There have been younger state record fish holders -- Troy Schmeling, of Rubicon was 12 years and 3 days when he caught a state record white crappie in December 1995 -- but that record has since been broken several times.

Anglers who think they or someone they know has caught a fish that might be a state record, there are a number of steps to take:

An official record fish application must accompany all prospective record fish entries.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Scheidegger (608) 267-9426

Last Revised: Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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