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September 25, 2011

USA: Monster, 50-inch Muskie in Washington

Chris Gades didn't win the tiger muskie tournament he was fishing on Washington's Curlew Lake this past week, but we doubt he's disappointed.

This 50-inch fish measured 25 inches around and it wouldn't even open its jaws when they applied a jaw-spreader to get their lure back. They had to wait until the beast let go.

Chris borrowed his father Chuck's 10-inch swimbait, as a desperation move after a long, cold and wet day of unproductive fishing, and it turned out to be a good decision, according to Northwest Sportsman. He had to revive the fish, which he reports as being bigger than his 5-year-old son, for 15 minutes.
Chris ended up coming in second place, thanks to someone landing two 40-plus inchers. 

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