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Criticism of record walleye misguided

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Most people who’ve seen the photo in Wednesday’s paper of John Grubenhoff holding the Washington record 20.32-pound walleye he caught in the Columbia River are amazed and congratulatory.

But a surprisingly high percentage of readers are critical.

They’re saying he should have released the egg-laden 35.5-inch female back into Lake Wallula, the reservoir behind McNary Dam where the fish was caught on Friday.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officially declared the fish a state record Wednesday — in…

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