He was trolling a Legend Perch plug on the St. Lawrence River when Moby hit and then fought it for 15 minutes.
The musky measured 132 cm (estimated at 55 lb) and qualifies as a potential IGFA World Record for length.
Carlson, the current IGFA All-Tackle Length record holder for musky, immediately realized his catch was of record quality and quickly measured, photographed, and released the fish alive.
The potential record catch was also equipped with a tag before it was released, as Carlson actively participates in a Quebec fisheries study.
Holy heavens…check out this massive orange beast of a rockfish!!!
Eric Christopher Otte, of Wahoo, Nebraska, landed this 40-lb, 11-oz shortraker rockfish while jigging deep water in Cross Sound, Alaska with Capt. Joe Calanara.
This potential All-Tackle record beats the existing IGFA record by almost five pounds!
That’s the most impressive rockfish I’ve ever seen…bet it was as old ad my grandfather!
Holy toothy grins, Batman! Canadian angler Christian Loranger was trolling along the sharp drop-offs surrounding Christmas Island when his musky plug was inhaled by a massive fish that tested both his tackle and wits for nearly two hours.
An 87-pound, 3-ounce great barracuda and a potential new All-Tackle world record were the results of Loranger’s two hour battle. The current record sits at 85 pounds, so this fish will hold the top spot for the species if approved by IGFA