December 03, 2016
US: caught a new record size musky of 57 pounds
A North Dakota angler caught a monstrous musky! Marshall Hopp decided rather than go shopping on Black Friday, they’d go musky fishing.
Hedecided to fish Mille Lacs and began trolling in 25 feet of water off the southern shore of the lake. It was a chilly though relatively calm day.
He trolled over a rocky reef and bounced their lures off the rocks in hopes of sparking a hit and they had one, a big one.
After he netted the beast, which threatened to overtake their landing net, it took both Hopp and Johnson together to hoist the musky into the boat. Hopp admitted to experiencing an excitement like never before, and when he tried to lift the fish he could barely do it.
He had on board only a 40 inches tape, so unofficial, their scratched marks measured an incredible 56 inches with a 28.5 girt.
By those unofficial measurements the fish was estimated to weigh at least 57 pounds (25.8 kilos)
The current Minnesota state record is a certified musky of 54 pounds caught in 1957. That fish measured 56 inches and had a 27.75 inch girth.