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Two Record Muskie Caught Days Apart

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Two muskie caught earlier this month in different sections of the St. Lawrence River in New York by separate anglers only two days apart are both vying for a world record.

The International Game and Fish Association is considering which of the two fish will take the All-Length Tackle record for muskie.

The first catch was on December 2 near Clayton, New York by angler Matt Forjohn of Amber Pennsylvania. His muskie measured in at 130 cm, and took a mere six minutes to reel in.

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“That was the third muskie I’ve ever caught,” said Forjohn, “I couldn’t believe it when they told me this one might be a world record.”

Surprisingly, the second contender was caught two days later by the IGFA’s current All-Tackle Length record holder, Mark Carlson.

Carlson, an avid muskie fishermen from Rockford, Illinois, caught a 132 cm-long muskie while trolling a different section of the St. Lawrence River. His catch took grueling 16-minutes to reel in and measured 132 cm.

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Both fishermen caught the fish by trolling. Forjohn and Carlson have have submitted their world record cases to the IGFA, and are currently pending an official ruling.

Featured image credit: Lucklures.nl

Angler photo credits: IGFA.

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Two Record Muskie Caught Days Apart