MN angler’s record-breaking fish certified and ‘Still out there’
By angelamontana

Posted: November 8, 2022

Princeton, Minnesota angler, Eric Bakke, caught and released a 58.25-inch muskie from Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has certified a state muskellunge fishing record months after it was released.

Bakke caught and released a muskie that was “far longer than the width of his shoulders” on June 11 roughly 75 miles north of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.

The muskie Bakke caught measured 58.25 inches, “which beat out Minnesota’s two previous tied records of 57.25-inch muskies, both of which were caught from Lake Vermilion in 2019 and 2021, according to the MDNR’s news release about the new record.”

Read the full article by Cortney Moore via Fox News here.


Feature photo: Eric Bakke of Princeton, Minnesota, caught and released a 58.25-inch muskellunge in June 2022, which went on to become a state record, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (Photo courtesy Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
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