Angler's catch isn't a record, but it's enough to honor memory of late grandfather. When Joe Kiritschenko caught a 50-pound muskie Saturday on Lake Mille Lacs, the Woodbury man dropped to his knees and cried.
Congratulations on a great fish Joe and thanks for sharing the story. I am sure that your exuberance was dampened a bit by not being able to release her. I release all my muskies but had the same thing happen some years ago. The musky would not release and finally died. Instead of being the highlight of the day, it was a rather depressing ride back to the dock.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988