It's a beast of a fish that was released. This one was around 49lbs....2lbs shy of the WORLD record. Would have smashed the MN record of 36lbs....I think. There is a 50" minimum on the St. Louis...this one was 48.5" I think. And those aren't eggs...my guess is a stomach full of smelt. I don't think you could get a girth like that by feeding on suckers and walleyes.
Here is the story from the Northland Musky Adventures site.....
Thought I would share this with you guys....
This weekend Charlie Gallagher & his Friends/family came up to the north country
to Muskie fish with me and caught one of the largest Tiger muskies ever caught
in the world.
It was 48.5" long, with a 28.5" girth and weighed 49lbs, Charlie released her.
The world record Tiger muskie was caught in 1919 in WI it was 51" , 51lbs.
The MN state record is 36lbs, so this blows the Mn record out of water. It was
caught in MN on the St Louis River, caught on a Top raider -top water bait.
Truly a amazing fish, I was just
happy to be there to witness Charlie catch such a amazing creature and release
her to get bigger, HAHAHA LOL
I think she had a diet of those 10lb mallards and geese, or ore boats.....
Congratulations Charlie, a True Giant, & she is still swimming
Fishing continues to be excellent! All parts of the lake ice free as of earlier this week. Trophy walleyes still being produced from both the Rainy River and the lake. 5-12 feet over sand and rubble...