New World-Record Muskie Recognized

World-Record-Muskie

Bellaire, connected to that chain of lakes via the Grass River, is where Joseph Seeberger (center), of Portage, Michigan, decided to sojourn with a couple friends (brother Chuck and friend Jason Orbeck) last October. On the “lucky” 13th of that month, he boated this kraken: A Great Lakes muskie 58 inches long, with a girth of 29 inches. It weighed 58 pounds. He was fishing with a sucker minnow on 8-pound test fluorocarbon—obviously not out for muskies in particular. They were, in fact, chasing smallmouth bass.

The goliath has since been recognized as Michigan’s new state record muskie, eclipsing the “old” mark by a couple of inches and 8 pounds. The “old” mark was established in 2009 by Kyle Anderson…on Torch Lake. Move over, Hemmingway. Antrim County. Home of world-record muskies.”

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5 Responses to New World-Record Muskie Recognized

  1. Dave J says:

    Nice fish, must have hooked her in the corner of the mouth to land it without wire leader. Must have had the drag set right too not to break off on 8lb test. I wonder how long it took to get her in? I’m headed south next week to do some flats fishing….and quality time with the wife ;-) wish me luck. Please straighten out this mess of a country while I’m gone.

  2. sortahwitte says:

    Hell yes I recognize him. His name is Larry Cankor. He and I used to drink together in a little bar just outside of Hooker, OK. PBR in dusty bottles. And pink pickled eggs. And slim jims. Volatile combination.

    I told him and I told him. Don’t take your silly ass north for the winter.
    But would he listen? Nooooooooooooo. He leaves behind no family. Larry was a rollin’ stone.

  3. rj says:

    mmm how’s it fry up?

  4. Bman says:

    And that is why there are no alligators in the upper midwest- the muskies would eat ‘em.

  5. notamobster says:

    And now you see why I love my state so very much, in spite of it’s government. It’s a natural wonder.

    I’ve never had muskie put up too terrible a fight. I’ve only caught bigger ones in the winter though. They’re pretty lazy in January. :-)

    If we could just get rid of the liberals and find some freaking jobs, I wouldn’t have to move away.

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