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ND state record goldeye might be world record fish

Brayden Selzler, of Velva, reeled in a 4-pound, 12-ounce goldeye from Lake Audubon on Friday. Screenshot courtesy KX News.2 / 2

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A state-record goldeye caught by a 9-year-old North Dakota angler might qualify as a world record.

Brayden Selzler, of Velva, reeled in a 4-pound, 12-ounce goldeye from Lake Audubon on Friday. It shattered the 1998 state record and might eclipse the world record for a kept goldeye of 3 pounds 13 ounces.

That was caught by Gary Heuer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, in Lake Oahe in August 1987.

The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is the keeper of world records. Spokeswoman Vicki Musiala says Selzler would have to apply for a world record and meet all of the qualifications to take Heuer's record. Selzler plans to apply.

Heuer says he won't be disappointed if he loses the record because it would mean someone else had some good luck.

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