World record musky

Posted on January 29, 2009 by

The World Record Catch & Release Musky

We first broke the story about the newest “world record” musky last week. I use quotes because this beauty was released to live another day. As many of you probably know, in order to have a proper world record, the fish has to be weighed on a certified scale and the stomach contents need to be examined. Ultimately the fish will die, which is quite possibly the worst outcome of such a beautiful moment. And probably why I’ll never be a world record holder.

Check out this video from the local news where they talk to the lucky, and responsible, fisherman.

The idea of a separate catch and release category of the world records sounds great, probably a logistical nightmare for the record keeper though.

Posted on January 21, 2009 by

The Largest Muskie Ever Caught

St. Lawrence River near Ottawa Ontario is not only the countries capital city, but its the big musky capital of the world. Some may argue that point, but they’d be wrong. There are few bodies of water that can yield 50+ inch musky regularly. For years I’ve heard people saying the St. Lawrence would produce the next world record musky, and in November 2008, it did just that.

Dale MacNair, was on the St. Lawrence River in late November when he hooked on to the fish of a lifetime. A biggest muskellunge ever recorded. His incredible catch was 57″ long, more than 33″ around and weighed a earth shattering 77 pounds (35kg)!

Some fishermen spend they entire lives chasing a 50 inch musky, but after only one year in search of muskie, MacNair caught one that was almost 60 inches!

world record musky

It’s a special occasion when such a massive fish is caught, but what makes it even more special is that this behemoth was released and swam away strong.

via The Tribune