Lunker Mille Lacs Muskie Almost One for the Books

LAKE MILLE LACS, Minn. — Kelsey Poshusta’s first muskie was almost one for the record books.

The 23-year-old Adams, Minn., woman likes fishing for walleye, but her father, Derek, is an avid muskie fisherman, so when they went out on Lake Mille Lacs on July 2, that’s what they were after.

It had been a fairly quiet day until Poshusta’s got a hit, and then “all you could hear was the buzz of the line, and everybody just jumped up and was running all over the place,” she said. “It was a big adrenaline rush for sure.”

Poshusta said she thought the muskie fought for 15 to 20 minutes. She handled it herself up until Derek helped net it and bring it into the boat.

“My dad was all like, ‘Nope, it’s all you. You got this,’ ” she said with a laugh. “I need to go to the gym more, I think.”

Derek Poshusta said his muskie board only goes up to 54 inches, so with a tape measure, they recorded Kelsey Poshusta’s muskie as 57.25 inches long and 26.75 inches in girth. Derek Poshusta said he guessed its weight to be between 52 and 55 lbs.

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