Huge walleye caught by Tennessee teen on prom night
Do fishing and romance go hand in hand?
It seems so for a pair of Tennessee teens who celebrated after their junior prom recently by landing a walleye so large that it was recognized by the state.
“MaryJo Mattingly and Luke Lankford of Anderson County High School went night fishing on Melton Hill Lake after their junior prom and she caught this 7.06-pound walleye,” the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency boasted on Facebook. “Note she still has her makeup and nails on!”
MaryJo Mattingly poses with walleye. Photo: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
MaryJo’s walleye doesn’t come close to the state record of 25 pounds, established in 1960. But MaryJo’s is most likely the largest walleye ever landed by a high-school junior on prom night.
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Reads the top Facebook comment, from Tyler Teague: “You better marry that young lady, young man! That is the real catch.”
Another comment from Brent Hemsley: “Two wonderful young people. World needs a lot more of kids like this. Way to go!”