Imagine connecting to this monster muskie while fishing for smallmouth bass with 8-pound line and a single-hook tube bait.
That’s just what happened to Jim Vozar, while fishing the east arm of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay.
Weighing 52-pounds, the fish pulled the boat around for 20 minutes before tiring enough for Capt. Tony DeFilippo to get it into a net.
The fish then broke the net in two as the guide tried to lift it into the boat.
“It’s a miracle we got that fish in the boat,” said Vozar, who released it after weighing and measuring it, as well as taking photos.
The fish is 6 pounds shy of the Michigan state record for Great Lakes muskie. Coincidentally, that fish also was caught on 8-pound line.
Go here to learn more