Do you love big bluegill?
I was about to say that Tennessee held the record but I see that has recently been disallowed. My point, however, is that I would have guessed that the record would have come from one of the northern states like Minn. or Wisconsin or Ohio since the Walleye is such a popular fish up there.
Ark. and Tn. are apparently great walleye states. Southern states hold a lot of records becasue of a longer growing season, but I never understood why Yellow Perch don't get very big here. Wish they did because they sure are tasty. We have decent size white perch but not the yellow. South Carolina recently delisted the white perch as a game fish because so prolific they are threatening other species. There is no limit on them now.