Record Fish Stories courtesy of Outdoor Life by Rick Bach June 3rd, 2013
Muskellunge: Mystery Muskie
Angler: Louis Spray
Weight: 69 Pounds
Why It’s Interesting: This fish is literally “too big,” to be a record. The International Committee of the Modern Day Muskellunge World Record Program, after careful examination, determine that this fish, long thought to be the largest muskie ever landed, was too big to be true. Scientific evidence led the team to suspect foul play, and they determined that “Muskies can’t get bigger than 68 pounds,” and so they disqualified the record. They then determined the next muskie weighing more than 60 pounds would claim the new “official title.”
They got impatient, and awarded Joseph Seeberger the official title when he landed this 58-pound muskie in Michigan in October of 2012. But still it’s hard not to wonder … was Spray’s fish for real?
-Photo courtesy Lucky Lures