The state record for muskie is 56-7/8 inches caught on Pelican Lake in 2016. Izzy’s space has been filled. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. The team watched as the muskie swam away safely. While engaged in spring electrofishing activities for walleye, Mille Lacs Band DNR Aquaculture Biologist Keith Wiggins-Kegg and an electroshocking team found a giant muskie was also within the shockwaves. October 21, 2019 5:54 p.m. Share Twitter Facebook Email. Puts a whole new meaning to the term panfish. The world record for a hooked muskie is 60-1/4 inches caught in Hayward, Wis., in 1949. Their adrenaline was running high, but the main objective was to release what they speculated as a female back to the water. While engaged in spring electrofishing activities for walleye, DNR Aquaculture Biologist Keith Wiggins-Kegg and an electroshocking team found a giant muskie was also within the shockwaves. The third heaviest muskie ever recorded by the IGFA is Kenneth O'Brien's 29.48- … Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Submit to Stumbleupon (Opens in new window), Possible world record muskie boated and released in Mille Lacs Lake, Ron Lindner, fishing pioneer and father of ‘algebra of angling,’ dies, Rebecca Otto to lead northern Minnesota’s Ernest C. 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The lobes of the caudal (tail) fin in muskellunge come to a sharper point, while those of northern pike are more generally rounded. Edited by lambeau 7/17/2011 9:24 P… The second is that the all-tackle world-record muskie, a.k.a. LAKE VERMILLION, Minnesota- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has certified an Iowa man's catch this summer, is a record-breaker muskellunge (muskie). Potential world record muskie in Minnesota. “We didn’t have a large enough scale on board to weigh that big of a fish,” said Carl Klimah, Mille Lacs Band DNR fisheries manager, in a news release. The MN state record is 36lbs, so this blows the Mn record out of water. We reserve the right to remove any comment we deem to be defamatory, rude, insulting to others, hateful, off-topic or reckless to the community. 5 World Record Muskies have come from Hayward’s lakes, and the jaw bone of a record musky was found in 1999 in an area lake. Lame-duck school board weighs extending Stillwater superintendent’s contract, St. Paul Saints set to become Twins’ Triple-A affiliate, Mike Lynch’s Skywatch: Historic celestial happening in December, MN state parks admission is free Friday but keep your distance. Our goal with article comments is to provide a space for civil, informative and constructive conversations. Kenneth O'brien. WORLD RECORD MUSKIE: 67 POUNDS, 8 OUNCES MUSKIE The world record was taken from Lake Court Oreilles in Hayward, Wisconsin, on July 24, 1949 by Cal Johnson. The muskie measured 61-1/2 inches. “We didn’t have a large enough scale on board to weigh that big of a fish,” said Carl Klimah, Mille Lacs Band DNR fisheries manager. Not just Muskie but all of the record fish interest me. Corey Kitzmann, of Davenport, Iowa, poses with a record-setting 57/14 inch muskie on Lake Vermilion on Aug. 6, 2019. 65 POUNDS MUSKIE The Ontario record Muskie weighed 65 pounds and measured 58 inches in length with 30.5 inches in girth. Your email address will not be published. here. The … In addition, unlike pike, muskies have no scales on the lower half of their opercula. When it comes to state fishing records, 2019 stayed the course in many regards. The previous record was a 56 7/8-inch … A man who went fishing after learning that a close friend had died has set a Minnesota record with the catch of a muskellunge estimated to weigh 47 pounds. The team’s main objective was to release what they are speculating as a female, back to the water so she could live out her life cycle. WORLD RECORD MUSKIE IN MILLE LACS??!! This … And there will be ice cream. Because it wasn’t caught with a hook and line, it doesn’t qualify for the record books. Ron Lindner, fishing pioneer and father of ‘algebra of angling,’ dies Corey Kitzmann… There is a bar and grill on the lake where I live. The state record for muskie using a fly rod measured 57 inches, caught on Mille Lacs Lake in 2015. The IGFA maintains the World Records for all species of game fish. The state record for muskie using a fly rod is 57 inches, caught on Mille Lacs Lake in 2015. Recently, a group called the World Record Muskie Association led by muskie experts like Jim Saric of Musky Hunter magazine, disputed Johnson’s fish. Corey Kitzmann of Davenport, Iowa, with his state catch-and-release record muskie. Now, Hoffman is not just any muskie fisherman, he is a world record holder. The Hayward Lakes Area of Northern Wisconsin welcomes anglers of all ages to fish the over 50,000 acres of glacial lakes and rivers of Sawyer County. Rich Clarke, left, holds a 60-inch muskie along with Daniel Polniak Jr., who landed the fish.