November 12, 2015
US: caught a 50 lb muskie on fly rod
Fly angler Robert Hawkins caught a potential record 50 pound muskie on a fly rod while fishing in Mille Lacs Lake.
Hawkins, was fishing with friends on this Minnesota’s popular fishing lakes Monday when he hooked into the huge muskie that was measured in 57 inches with a girth of 26.5 inches.
After measured the fish and he released it back into the lake, eliminating it from contending for the state record since that would have required killing the fish and weighing it on a certified scale.
The actual Minnesota state record muskie is 54 pounds with a length of 56 inches and a girth of 27 3/4 inches caught at Lake Winnibigoshish back in 1957, so one would think it was every bit of 50 pounds and close to a state record.