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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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    • jkrash
      Shorelines are starting to open, do you see the wood ducks?  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I agree with the others Tommy! I always enjoy your bits of wisdom and humor! Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      They are all coming in from the main lake. Cliff
    • FishinCT
      We used to camp on hinsdale all the time. There is one spot on the south shore closer to the east end we stayed almost every time. It's got a big rock outcrop on a small point that slopes down to the water. The picnic table and fire ring are in the open up top. Wide open space and a good breeze will keep the bugs off you. Tent site is fairly hidden. That's the best spot we ever found. Only downside is boat parking. I remember tying up on a log off the the side so probably the same site mentioned earlier.  We stayed there a ton when I was younger and never had any bear encounters, but the bear boxes are there for a reason!
    • meerkat
      I always wondered,  are the walleyes coming over the dam?   or are they swimming in from Pike?
    • Slopfishin
      Why delete your post?  I actually enjoyed reading that story. Seeing stories like yours is half the reason I like checking out this site (I like to check out all the different lake boards on fishingminnesota). 
    • delcecchi
      Hey, we need a little color and humor and Musky Tom does it best.  
    • TomWehler
      Good info to me even. Cliff you can delete my story n junk. Most people don’t know me round here anymore n for sure the humor of life is of no interest. Under stand only want the facts mama. Just the facts. 😎 I endeavor to persevere.  Beef!   
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      The ice on the Pike River between the dam and the lake is opening up fast! Should be wide open in a couple of days at the present rate of melt! The DNR will be trapping walleyes soon!!!  The walleyes are already starting to move in! Pike Bay ice is  also starting to deteriorate quickly! Finally starting to look like we may get some open water for the fishing opener! Cliff 
    • chucker1101
      These aren't campsites to bring your Ranger fiberglass or decked-out Lund into. They're better fitted for smaller 14-16 ft alum boats, something you can drag on shore. Though i'm sure you can figure out how to secure something bigger. Cliff is right, most have sandy/pebble shorelines to pull a smaller boat onto. Almost all of them are well-protected from the prevailing WSW wind. You're gonna get wakes rolling into shore from passing boats, though, as it's a pretty well traveled section of the lake.