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Illinois muskie: Stochl lands big one on Chain

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Ryan Stochl landed one of the bigger muskies caught in Illinois, and the biggest one registered this year by creel card, from the Chain O'Lakes on Sunday.

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Using a sucker, the Fox Lake man caught his 50.75-inch muskie, with a girth of 23 inches.

District fisheries biologist Frank Jakubicek said the conversion tables put it at 37.33 pounds.

That prompted Jakubicek to crack, ``The Chain's going to hold the State record shortly!!''

Thanks to Ray Thompson for forwarding this stuff.


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Awesome Fish!!!!

way to go Stokes

Nice fish good job Stokes

what lake was this on?

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