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LUCIFER

Corey Kitzmann of Davenport, Iowa now holds Minnesota’s brand-new state record catch-and-release muskellunge, a 57¼-inch monster caught on Lake Vermilion.

 

read it in the Duluth news tribune

 

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4731617-Iowa-angler-lands-monster-musky-on-Lake-Vermilion

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gimruis

I think there should be a catch and release state record category for EVERY fish.  Not just these larger ones.  Not everyone is interested in killing a fish that could potentially be a stated record.  I understand that they're trying to protect these larger species of fish but there should be a C & R option for all of them, not just some of them.

 

Way to go on the muskie.

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CLOTAGAMES

There will be a 60" out of there in next few years.

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delcecchi

I wonder what the general location was??

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SkunkedAgain

Probably near your dock, Del!

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delcecchi
3 hours ago, SkunkedAgain said:

Probably near your dock, Del!

One of those rare shore Muskies, eh?   

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SkunkedAgain

The fresh water sharks chase them up towards shore!

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DonkeyHodey
25 minutes ago, bowkill78 said:

Us Iowans keep your economy alive.  I can't tell you how much money my family pours in a year.  You guys up there have a great state.  I hope to live there some day. Don't hate on us.  Congrats on a Monster.  Oh and Go Hawks.

No Worries--All is well and forgiven. 😁   ...Until that Hawks comment!  😣 

Just for that I got half a mind to run down to Okoboji and catch me a state record Iowa fish just to spite you!  (...and this time I might take a picture/register it, because ya'll know I've caught numerous 32+ inch walleyes all >18# that I just don't photograph or document... ...Ha!)

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delcecchi

And we still don't know the approximate area of the lake this great fish was caught in.   I'm hoping east since that will suck all the hardcore musky guys  to the other end of the lake and they won't be bothering me. 😁

 

I'm thinking it was under Musky Tom's dock   

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15 hours ago, delcecchi said:

And we still don't know the approximate area of the lake this great fish was caught in.   I'm hoping east since that will suck all the hardcore musky guys  to the other end of the lake and they won't be bothering me. 😁

 

I'm thinking it was under Musky Tom's dock   

The angler's family cabin is on Grassy Point, but who knows exactly where it was caught.

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8 hours ago, Big V Bobcat said:

The angler's family cabin is on Grassy Point, but who knows exactly where it was caught.

Thanks.  That's close enough, although....

 

Right in the middle.... more ambiguity.  😁

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On 10/24/2019 at 2:01 PM, bowkill78 said:

Us Iowans keep your economy alive.  I can't tell you how much money my family pours in a year.  You guys up there have a great state.  I hope to live there some day. Don't hate on us.  Congrats on a Monster.  Oh and Go Hawks.

I have to say Iwegians are not noted for having much of a sense of humor though. 😝

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