The big muskie, caught Monday, December 2 on the St.Lawrence River out of Clayton, New York; it was 51,18 inches (130 centimeters) long from its lip to the "V" of its tail on an official I.G.F.A measuring device.
So this fish is more than two centimeters longer than the current world record muskie, which Mark Edwin Carlson of Illinois caught on June of 2011 while fishing the Ottawa River in Ontario.
Forjohn's muskie was released after the photo.
The fish hit a trolled twelve inch prototype "Swim Whizz" lure behind Walter's 31-foot Cherokee boat. As tackle were used a Shimano reel spooled with 80 pound braided TUF Line; the leader was 100 pound test Seaguar Fluorocarbon.
It was caught just near a shoal at Carleton Island, near where the St. Lawrence begins on Lake Ontario.
They submitted all the paperwork for World Length record to the I.G.F.A. an so now they just have to wait and see if it's accepted.