Huge Fish May Miss Record Books Because Of Shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Arizona man thinks he reeled in a fish for the record books from a Minnesota lake, but the state shutdown might squash that dream.

John Gergen caught a 57-inch long Muskie.

Gergen, 22, was fishing on Lake Sallie in Detroit Lakes on July 1 when he made the catch.

Since the Minnesota DNR is closed because of the shutdown, Gergen was told the fish won’t be put in the record books.

Gergen said he’s still going to try.

The current state record Muskie is 56-inches long.

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