W.Va. 12-Year-Old Catches Record Maryland Fish

MERCERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says a 12-year-old West Virginia angler caught a 31.75-pound muskellunge.

The fish caught in the Potomac River on April 14 set a state record. The Department of Natural Resources says Kenneth Files of Falling Waters, W.Va. was fishing with his father and caught the fish with a large white plastic grub lure.

The fish measured 45 inches long and 24 inches around.

The Department of Natural Resources says the record fish is a female estimated to be 11 years old. The previous record was a 28.25-pound muskellunge caught in 2004.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. Hojo says:

    Nice reporting WJZ… how about a pic of the fish?! Kind of obvious that a rod-n-reel was used to catch the fish!🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live