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

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skies_and_eyes

fresh: 48 in muskie

salt: 140 lbs tarpon with fly

180 lbs tarpon on spin

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shadow886

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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wingnut38

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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ANYFISH

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

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mrklean

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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JConrad

Saltwater = 287 lb halibut out of Homer AK

Freshwater = 20 lb Pike Gull Lake MN

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TrophyEyes

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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trock84

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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BK19

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

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walleyes4me

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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dfricke1010

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

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Micahmo80

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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BigFish1

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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wahoo

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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Phunnyfarm

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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Matt Breuer

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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Phunnyfarm

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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Mr. B

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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montana49er

28" eye and 49" muskie

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Flinny

31.5 Walleye

22 smallie

23 large

2X15 crappie

42 pike

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GRH

30# lake trout

45" muskie

43" northern

2- 31" walleyes

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jnorm1984

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

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stretch

45lb carp

29" walleye

45" northern

53lb king salmon

189lb halibit

16" crappie

15" perch

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fishinbros

40" 16lb pike

on vermillion while muskie fishin

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    • Wanderer
      That’s pretty awesome! I’ve been keeping an eye out around the house but haven’t seen enough activity to coax me out in the temps we’ve been having.  We mainly have fox around the house, and only one good yote.  We had a young wolf do a lap around the house in the spring but haven’t seen him around since.  I know I couldn’t shoot him but I’d sit out just to see him if he started showing up again. Mainly turkey tracks as of late.  
    • Wanderer
      Probably two of the safest bets in the area. I haven’t fished Crooked off Bunker for several years but it always seemed to have plenty of fish. Have you ever been on the Moore lakes near 65 and 694?  Sometimes they get a lot of attention, and I’d have to think for good reason.   Twin Lakes in Robbinsdale used to be a favorite stop for us when we were young.  Did good on pannies and surprisingly well on pike. If you don’t mind traveling further west, Medicine is a pretty good lake.  Lots of memories fishing the crappie hole in front of the beach on the southwest side.
    • PRO-V
      Gulp spray seems to help also.
    • Wanderer
      I prefer ciscoes too.  I just don’t always have access to them.  They leave a better scent trail.  That’s part of the reason for a little kick of salt on the frozen suckers.  Anise could help too.
    • Hawg
      Not that I know of. First time I used one and constantly had to clear the shavings and drill kept cutting out. Drill is a 1200# fuel. 
    • PRO-V
      I always did best with frozen Cisco's suspended on a quick strike rig.
    • PRO-V
      I tried a few times during that 30 below weather. Saw nothing but thousands of wolf tracks. That night while we sat on the hunting shack deck having a cigar a pack of coyotes we're yipping out by our trucks 400 yds away. They were probably tipped off by our generator though and couldn't get them to come in. I did see 2 moose 30yds in front of me going into one calling spot. That was cool.
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      Coon lake up 65 and off 22. Also Lake George. Both pretty good panfish populations to keep busy. 
    • Brandon Klatt
      Thanks for the replies guys. Usually target panfish and eyes so actually going for pike is kinda a whole new world to me. lol
    • mrpike1973
      Lots of little sunnies there is a spring in there in the deepest spot be care full. There are better lakes in my opinion.
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