By: Staff News KDKA-TV
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Fayette County man and his son set a new Pennsylvania record for walleye fishing.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says 62-year-old Richard Nicholson and his son, Richard Nicholson, Jr, both of Connellsville, have set a new record for the largest seahorse ever caught in the state.
The 34-inch walleye horse weighed 18 pounds and was caught along the Youghiogheny River.
This record-sized fish broke the 41-year-old record last set in 1980 with a fish caught in the Allegheny Reservoir.
Nicholson said he will keep the fish frozen until he can get an identical copy of the fish made by a taxonomist.