set a new state record
SOMETIMES CATCHING A MESS OF FISH JUST ISN’T ENOUGH. HERE ARE FIVE STATE FISH RECORDS WITHIN RELATIVELY EASY REACH OF VIRTUALLY ANY ANGLER
Richard “The King” Petty won an astounding 200 NASCAR races. Decades earlier, Joe Dimaggio’s 56-game hitting streak inspired another generation. Both records still stand today. But records are meant to be broken. That includes NASCAR, baseball, and, yes, angling records.
Which records? No one knows for sure, but several angling records are primed to fall this season, and with a little planning, you just might be the angler who pulls off the feat. Here’s a closer look at the hottest destinations and how you can top the charts this summer.
Clockwise from top: Minnesota guide John Hoyer with a 50-inch Mille Lacs muskie; Brian Brosdahl with a stud Mississippi River crappie; two spring Lake Erie walleyes—the Ohio record stands at 16.19 pounds.