On Monday, Brad Remington caught and released a near-record tiger muskie from Apple Canyon Lake in northwest Illinois. (Sorry, photo did not attach originally.)
His brother Rick sent this:
Attached is a photo of my brother Brad Remington with a huge tiger musky caught at 5:15 am on Apple Canyon lake in Illinois on Monday September 28th. The fish was caught on a jointed X Rap in 15 feet of water over some weedbeds. The fish put up a tremendous fight and was almost lost when it dove under the boat and became temporarily hung up in the engine. As we do with all muskies she was released after a quick photo. We estimated her weight in the high 20s as she had a nice girth.
The Illinois record tiger muskie (31-3) was caught by Michael Behmetuik from Lake Will in Will County on Aug. 6, 2004.
I asked Rick if he had any idea how close it was to the record.
And he said:
Very close.....When it initially jumped 20 feet from the boat we thought for sure it was the one. It was quite a thrill to experience with my 2 brothers in the boat. That is what it is all about!
Tiger muskies were stocked in Apple Canyon Lake.