Giant Muskie Shatters 64-Year-Old Record

A few hardcore Ontario anglers are likely hanging on to the tail end of the muskie season, and a fish caught down in Minnesota shows exactly why.

Last week, it was confirmed that the state’s 64-year-old muskie record was shattered when local angler, Nolan Sprengeler, landed a 55lb 14oz monster after opting to stay out after sunset.

As he recounted in an interview with the DNR, the original plan was to head in at around 8 p.m., but due to a delay at the boat launch, Sprengeler and friends, Kevin Kray and Zack Skoglund, decided to make the most of the day and fish deeper into the night.

“On our last spot of the evening, at about 9 p.m.,” said Sprengeler (via DNR), “I felt a tap on the end of my line. I fought the fish to the boat and Kevin Kray netted it for me”.

On the boat, the fish was measured at 57.75 inches by 29 inches. After the fish was, unfortunately, unable to be revived, the group decided to bring the fish into the DNR where it was measured on a certified scale, in front of witnesses, the following morning.

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