Not every fish is a monster. It takes small fish to ensure a stable population for the future. To have a variety of age classes (sizes) indicates the lake is healthy.
This little guy was released and if his luck holds out, in about 6 years he will be an average sized walleye in the 20 inch range. A few years more and he will be photo worthy for an office or man cave wall. Catch, photo and release is our mantra. Killing only the fish you are going to eat ensures a good population for for future generations.