How they caught this monster on those tiny ice fishing rod and reels, I'll never know. Could be Minnesota's biggest fish caught. They did release the beast.
The fish measured 78 x 29.5 and estimated around 120lbs. The fish was caught on the St Croix River in Minnesota. Since I know everyone will ask, here is a list of the the gear I used. Rod: Wolfram Custom 40" Heavy Reel: Okuma Ceymar C40 Line: Sufix 40lb Lure: Homemade beads with treble hook. Bait: Fatheads and Crawlers.