9-year-old Brayden Selzler, of Velva, N.D. reeled in a 4-pound, 12-ounce goldeye, commonly known as "skipjack" on Lake Audubon last Friday from his canoe with his 6-year old cousin.

According to the Associated Press, the boy and his father immediately knew it was a state record. What they didn't know right away, was that it could be a world record.

Over time I will undoubtedly forget how big the fish was, but I will not forget the boy's smile." - Greg Power, fisheries chief for the North Dakota G.F.P.

The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisconsin, which keeps world records, says that the current record holder on a tackle-caught goldeye is a 3 lb. 13-ounce fish that was reeled in by Gary Heuer, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, on Lake Oahe in 1987.

Selzer will have to apply for a world record and meet all of the qualifications to take Heuer's record.

source: The Republic