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Record Fish: Giant Muskie Caught in Michigan Confirmed as World Record

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February 22, 2013

Record Fish: Giant Muskie Caught in Michigan Confirmed as World Record

By Chad Love

A Michigan state-record muskie caught last October has now been certified as a world record, reports cbslocal.com:
Joseph Seeberger of Portage landed the fish Oct. 13 on Lake Bellaire, about 25 miles northeast of Traverse City. The muskie weighed 58 pounds, was 58 or 59 inches long and had a girth of 29 inches. The DNR earlier said that the fish had the state record based on weight. Seeberger said he’d been fishing for small-mouth bass with friends when he wasn’t haven’t much luck. He switched to live bait — and that’s when it happened. “About two minutes later I had the fish on,” Seeberger told WWJ Newsradio 950′s John Hewitt.

According to the story,  the huge muskie has now been listed as a world record by the International Committee of the Modern Day Muskellunge World Record Program. The committee is a group of muskellunge scientists, industry leaders, anglers and others who track records.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

What live bait did he use? A cow?

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from RJ Arena wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

In south Florida there is another name for that fish, a barracuda!

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from The White Slug wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Of course they weren't catching any smallmouths with that bad boy patrolling the area.

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from MICHMAN wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I have spoken with the fortuante angler and it is a world record for 8 pound test line. Joe also mentioned that he and his friends were the only ones fishing on the Lake that day. Congratulations Joe!

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from the Preacher wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

White Slug, exactly!. I wonder if they thought of this in the decision to move to live bait.

thats a bad fish. obviously by the photo it was a really cold october morning. Trophies are caught by the guys who really put their time in.

It would tie the 8 lb line IGFA record. Takes an hour to read the rules in the off season. An embossed world record plaque from the IGFA looks great beside the mount. This fish could have beaten the All tackle length record though. By a good margin. Would have needed the proper 4 photos and would have had to release it. But thats it. learning the rules is what the off season is about.

Awesome fish

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from Winterbear wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

What happened to Louie Spray's world record musky that weighed in at 69 lbs. 11 oz., caught in the Chippewa Flowage Wisconsin?

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

What live bait did he use? A cow?

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from The White Slug wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Of course they weren't catching any smallmouths with that bad boy patrolling the area.

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from MICHMAN wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I have spoken with the fortuante angler and it is a world record for 8 pound test line. Joe also mentioned that he and his friends were the only ones fishing on the Lake that day. Congratulations Joe!

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from RJ Arena wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

In south Florida there is another name for that fish, a barracuda!

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from the Preacher wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

White Slug, exactly!. I wonder if they thought of this in the decision to move to live bait.

thats a bad fish. obviously by the photo it was a really cold october morning. Trophies are caught by the guys who really put their time in.

It would tie the 8 lb line IGFA record. Takes an hour to read the rules in the off season. An embossed world record plaque from the IGFA looks great beside the mount. This fish could have beaten the All tackle length record though. By a good margin. Would have needed the proper 4 photos and would have had to release it. But thats it. learning the rules is what the off season is about.

Awesome fish

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from Winterbear wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

What happened to Louie Spray's world record musky that weighed in at 69 lbs. 11 oz., caught in the Chippewa Flowage Wisconsin?

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