Angler spends whole life trying to catch muskie, lands state record
By angelamontana

Posted: March 31, 2022

If there is one thing that anglers, in general, are really good at–it is being persistent!  Just recently, 32 year-old Maryland angler, Kyle Mullenix landed the state’s largest freshwater fish which is also known for being the most difficult to catch!  Not only has Mullenix “spent decades trying to catch a muskie”, but he actually landed himself a state record with this whopper!

Check out this report from Maryland Department of Natural Resources:

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed a Washington County man has set a new nontidal state record for muskellunge. Kyle Mullenix of Hagerstown caught the 33-pound, 49-inch long record muskie on March 2 along the banks of the upper Potomac River.

Regarded as the “fish of ten thousand casts,” muskies are the largest freshwater fish in Maryland and among the most difficult to catch.

Mullenix is credited with the first Maryland state fishing record of 2022. The 32-year-old lifelong angler said he has spent decades trying to catch a muskie. Using a 7-foot spinning rod and live bait, his luck finally changed.

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Photo credit: Kyle Mullenix, submitted to Maryland DNR