Ovidijus ``Ovi'' Burbulis caught a muskie so big Sunday that guide Jim Templin considered calling the Illinois DNR to check for a possible state record, before they released it.
It was caught from a public lake in northern Illinois while Burbulis and Templin, the T in Jimmy T's Guide Service, were fishing with suckers.
``The fish measured close to 48 inches with a huge girth,'' Templin said. ``We estimated the fish as close to 35 pounds. It was caught at 2:50 p.m. and moon rise was 2:40 p.m. What a giant!''
I think we have another candidate for Fish of the Year.