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Esox masquinongy

Muskellunge , Muskie

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 27,78 kg ( 61 lb 4 oz )
length: 140 cm ( 55 inches )
locality: Lake Huron, Georgian Bay , Canada
year: 2000
2901_Larry Ramsell_Muskellunge_Esox masquinongy.jpg
record caught by: Martin Williamson (uncertified scales) , courtesy of: Larry Ramsell

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Canada / capital: Ottawa / 9,984,670 sq km

Canada

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 27,78 kg 61 lb 4 oz Lake Huron, Georgian Bay Canada 2000
other methods + 29,00 kg + 64 lb unknown Canada , USA unknown
questionable + 30,00 kg + 66 lb Lake Courte Oreilles USA 1951

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 160 cm 63 inches
other methods 163 cm 64 inches
questionable 173 cm 68 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 33 years
explanation:
rod & reel:
sport fishing record with rod & reel
other methods:
records by other methods (net, hand line, spear, bow fishing etc.)
rod & reel?:
unclear if the fish was caught with rod & reel
questionable:
records based on anecdotal reports, verification not possible
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