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Biggest Fish you've ever caught

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What is the biggest fish you've ever caught? (Freshwater and Saltwater)

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fresh: 48 in muskie

salt: 140 lbs tarpon with fly

180 lbs tarpon on spin

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I caught and netted a rock once. A 10 lb rock covered in algae. Don't ask me how I did it because I could not tell you.

It was a little hard to eat. (Joking)

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i've been chasing muskies for about ten years now. not real hard, but hard enough to get some quality fish. biggest was 50", one 43" and a 38". i wish i could get a few more numbers though. oh well, that's fishin.

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58" 62 lb sturgeon 20 min fight 8lb test, what a blast.

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I caught an 80 pound shark off Montauk, thats in the Hamptons, my dads got a 42' bayliner, sniped it with a rifle from the crows nest. Also shot a deer once. If you watch The Office you will get that.

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Saltwater = 287 lb halibut out of Homer AK

Freshwater = 20 lb Pike Gull Lake MN

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33 1/2" Walleye (I have 6 others over 10 lbs), 44" Pike, 23" Smallie, 33 Lbs. Maihi Maihi (on 15# test mono). All caught before my 24th birthday.

Next Challenge, Muskies and Red Fish. I would also like a really big Lake Trout.

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42# flathead, 60# sturgeon, 43 1/2" pike (BWCA), 4 1/2# sauger, But still looking for a eye over 30" and a smallie over 23"

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22 pound muskie hybrid lake waconia and released back to the water that was many years ago

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31" walleye, 15# northern, 32# flathead catfish, 15 1/4" crappie. Walleye is the only one on the wall, all others released.

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48", 46", 42", 40" muskie all on a spinner bait for bass and northern

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7 1/2# Largemouth

22" Smally

1# 6oz Bull Bluegill

2# 7oz Crappie

46" ski

39" pike

29 1/2" eye(want a 30" something fierce)

16 1/2" perch

24" Brown trout(stream)

10# white sucker

15-18# pout

and a 35#+ carp, on 6# mono, snagged it behind it's dorsal while walleye fishing the mississippi. Fight of a lifetime!

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51" sturgeon, 45" muskie, 42" Northern, 28.5" Walleye, 20.5"smallmouth, 19.5" Largemouth, 15" Crappie. Salt 63" Wahoo, 24"bonefish. I have a kitchen pass this weekend, where would you go to break one of these personal bests? Thanks

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650-700 lb Blue Marlin

275 lb Yellowfin tuna(7 over 200lbs)

90 lb Wahoo

70 lb Dorado(mahi)

and a lot more saltwater fish.

but, most proud of a 35 lb Northern released in Manitoba 25 years ago, plus all the Northern over 5 lbs my son and I now release.

Most proud moment, my son saying a few years ago, let it go on a 20 plus Northern, and a lot more since--in Minnesota.

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42" musky on a tip up last weekend. Looking down the hole at its head, I thought I caught a shovel!

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Phunnyfarm, don't you love looking down at a spade head? Big muskies and pike are so cool because of that shovel appearance of their heads.

Great fish all!

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I'll never forget what that thing looked like through a 7" hole! I've still got the scars on my fingers from the 14# Fireline I had on my tip up, and I couldn't be happier to have the reminder!

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50 lb King Salmon in AK (mighty tasty)

52" lengthh 26" girth Muskie on Mille Lacs (released)

31" Walleye on Gull (On wall)

32" Walleye to bad she had spawned out (released)

20 lb Pike in Boundary Waters (released)

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28" eye and 49" muskie

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31.5 Walleye

22 smallie

23 large

2X15 crappie

42 pike

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30# lake trout

45" muskie

43" northern

2- 31" walleyes

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22# Carp- Big Stone Lake- What a trophy!!!

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45lb carp

29" walleye

45" northern

53lb king salmon

189lb halibit

16" crappie

15" perch

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40" 16lb pike

on vermillion while muskie fishin

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