On Sunday, Sept. 27, Kyle Anderson caught this 50 # 8 oz Great Lakes Muskie in Torch Lake. Torch Lake is just NE of Traverse City, Michigan.
The muskie was caught on this 9" Musky Magnet. The 50 #s Maxina green kline had a 3 foot leader of 100 #s Trilene. The fish hit 50' behind the prop wash at 7:30 AM.
The old World Record was 48 #s was from a fish caught in Lake Skegemog, which is just downstream of Torch Lake. Torch Lake is 18 miles long and has a depth of 300'.
The fish had been tagged by the DNR before and their picture shows it was same length but 5 #s heavier. This female had just spawned and wasn't weighted until 7:30 pm when they could find a certified scale large enough to weigh the fish.
A World Record Brown Trout was recently caught in the Manistee River. Michigan is for fisherman!
*you can check it out on Field and Stream website!