An Illinois teenager breaks Minnesota fishing record with 46 1/4-inch pike

An Illinois teenager breaks Minnesota fishing record with 46 1/4-inch pike

An Illinois teenager breaks Minnesota fishing record with 46 1/4-inch pike
Tuesday, 14 September 2021

An Illinois teenager breaks Minnesota fishing record with 46 1/4-inch pike

An Illinois teenager on a fishing trip to a Minnesota lake broke a state record when he reeled during a 46 1/4-inch pike.



The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Brecken Kobylecky, 15, was fishing on Basswood Lake when he reeled within the gigantic pike.


Kobylecky told the department that the large fish proved difficult to land.


"We hooked onto an enormous pike that was barely hooked, and will hardly land it thanks to the sheer size and weight of the fish," Kobylecky said.


The fish was photographed and released back to the lake.


The department said the fish was reeled in June 19, but it took state officials about three months to review the evidence and award Kobylecky the record for largest catch-and-release pike caught within the state.


The previous record was 45 1/4 inches, and was reeled in from the Rainy River in 2018.



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