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A friend of my father has fished here and has had good luck with big walleyes and northern. He as able to catch a 13lb wally and 20 lb northern last june. He has invited us to come. His luck obviously intrigues us...is it really worth the 16-18 hour drive from northeast SD? We catch many fish here in the 2-5 lb range (walleye) so our goal would be to catch trophy fish. Has anyone fished tobin or have any insight, advice, stories to help in our decision?

Thanks in advance.

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Wasn't Tobin Lake the location where the world record walleye was caught through the ice last year or the year before? I remember seeing the photo of the big hawg and couldn't believe my eyes. I am not sure if the fish was released or not.

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yes tobin is where the priest caught that big pig icefishing!!! If I had the chance i would go if i was able to. i have heard that tobin has many many trophy size walleye and northerns in it.......

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