The muskie measured 61-1/2 inches.

Photo: Mille Lacs Band DNR

Mille Lacs Band DNR biologists say they may have boated a world-record muskie during electrofishing activity this spring on Mille Lacs Lake.

While engaged in spring electrofishing activities for walleye, DNR Aquaculture Biologist Keith Wiggins-Kegg and an electroshocking team found a giant muskie was also within the shockwaves.

“We were not looking for muskie,” said Wiggins-Kegg in a news release. “That wasn’t our objective.”

Wiggins-Kegg said he saw the giant fish surface and he and the team immediately boated it. A length measurement was taken and they quickly snapped a couple of photos before gently releasing the muskie. The team watched as the muskie swam away safely.

LINK (via: Twin Cities Pioneer Press)

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