14 Year Old Girl Catches Record Muskie

Posted by MNAngler On March - 27 - 2010

Having been on a roll (get it? “Blogroll”) by publishing five days in a row, I thought I might go for seven. Fortunately for you, I thought the better of it. I didn’t want to burn you (or me) out. Nor did I want to get branded as a spammer to my email subscribers. So after a few days rest, I’m back. Did you miss me?

I came across this video that told the story of a 14 year old Kentucky girl, Sarah Terry, that caught a new Kentucky state record muskie last fall.

View the video on YouTube if you don’t see the embedded video below.

This is a great video for a number of reasons. First and foremost it tells the story of a teenage angler catching a state record muskie. The fact that it was a female angler was an added bonus. It’s great that a young angler landed such a trophy. I love the shriek of joy and genuine amazement when she saw her mounted fish for the first time. (Man, that was a HUGE box.) Hearing her talk about it, she obviously appreciated the work that was put into it, which can be rare for teenagers these days.

It was also good to hear that her family tried to release the fish back into the water. Actually not surprising since her stepdad is a guide. All the picture taking probably did the monster in, but that’s ok. This is a once in a lifetime event that should be documented as best as possible for a young angler.

I remember how excited my teenaged cousin was to catch a 29″ muskie in my dad’s lake during a family reunion. I kept it in the water as long as possible to get it back to the dock so that her family could get pictures. They had never seen a fish that big before. By the time we were done, it took a good half hour to revive it before it swam away.

Fishing with your kids will create memories that will last a lifetime. For this family, the memories will be all the more sweeter.

Congratulations, Sarah, on a great catch. You’ve made a lot of anglers jealous.

Article at The Courier-Journal: New Kentucky state record muskie

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4 Responses to “14 Year Old Girl Catches Record Muskie”

  1. Optimista says:

    Good god. That thing is as big as she is! Wow. Very impressive!

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  3. RG says:

    Wow. What a great story. And a great fish. I’ve caught several muskies, but nothing close to that.

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