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fishinfey8

Possible state record tiger musky caught in the st. louis

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reinhard1

thanks for the article. amazing fish. good luck

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Northlander

Would have blown away the MN. record but not the Wi.

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mainbutter

Jabba the muskie.

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upnorth

Definitely a chubby girl there!!!

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jwmiller33

Good thread/discussion already going on about this topic in another forum here

Would have blown away the MN. record but not the Wi.

There is no way it could have captured the MN state record b/c there is a 50 inch minimum to harvest a muskie on the STL river. Very cool fish tho. Not often you hear of natural occuring tigers, especially at this size

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Northlander

Wouldnt have been a record anywhere because of the 50" mark on the St. Louis. Who knows maybe next year. All I know is after the pics hit the net there were a ton of muskie guys out in the bay looking for one like that. grin

My question is how would it be a record (if of legal size), or where, when it was caught in a border water? Both states? Would they go by a imaginery line in the river deciding what state it was caught in? I have never thought of that before.

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jwmiller33

I think it would depend on licensing. If the angler was only licensed in MN, I don't think the WI DNR could even attempt to process the fish as a state record. I don't think the majority of MN and WI anglers buy licenses for both states, although some do. There would be no imaginary line because lets face it, there is no way to prove which side of the river it came from. I think it would go down to which state the angler is licensed in and which state's DNR they call to get the fish certified on an official scale. In MN you have to take the fish to a DNR fisheries office for positive identification and a state record fish application (I don't think you could do that for both states)

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Jarrid Houston

Do you guys think that this fish possibly was a lake Superior native and found its way into the harbor? Interesting stuff and mad props to Pete, Dustin, and the crew at NLMA! Nice to know that a fish like that is still out there. I agree with Steve, Musky guys have been combing the riv lately, and from the sounds of it been real good too! Word from Shawn @ Loons~ Keyes outdoors was filming a show out there for like all week last week... Looking forward to it airing!

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Northlander

Ya they been bangin the ski's in the bay thats for sure. Slow up river but a few being caught up there.

The walleyes arent jumpin in the boat but if a guy can find some current seems off the channel you can usually find some eyes and they all seem to be in that 21" to 28.5" range. They are pretty spread out so dont expect any huge numbers in 1 area. If you get fish in 1 spot and it slows down try to find another area like that one even if its just a few hundred yards away.

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fishinfey8

Some good pointers there Steve...I have no clue since I don't fish muskies, but if I were to guess I would say that it has to be a fish that lives in the harbor with an occasional vacation to superior. Follows the forage around in the warm, protected harbor waters...Sounds good if nothing else! crazy

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Northlander

With the huge explosion in the shiner and perch population I wouldnt doubt it has all it wants in the river along with suckers, ruffies, gobeys and of course its favorite meal the walleye. (Just yokin all you ski hunters)

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