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    RE: Super-Heavy Musky Found Floating In New Brunswick

    WOW!!!

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    RE: Super-Heavy Musky Found Floating In New Brunswick

    No I wouldn't believe it, haven't we already proven that muskies can't get that big, and that the formula for a normal musky prohibits a fish from having dimensions anywhere near what was claimed? That super fat fish are just an optical illusion?

    Oh, wait, this was actually weighed and measured, .....nevermind....

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    RE: Super-Heavy Musky Found Floating In New Brunswick

    It would extremely interesting to hear an autopsy report, including stomach contents for that fish. Appears to have eaten itself to death!
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    He DIDN'T use the correct length/girth calculator ;)
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    vb RE: Super-Heavy Musky Found Floating In New Brunswick

    >He DIDN'T use the correct length/girth calculator ;)


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    vb RE: Super-Heavy Musky Found Floating In New Brunswick

    I would say the St. John's River musky absorbed water and that is the reason for 60.5 lbs. Here is a picture of 50" X 29 1/2" musky from 1999 that weighed just over 50 lbs.

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    vb RE: Super-Heavy Musky Found Floating In New Brunswick

    Just a follow-up. I heard from CO Steve Eldridge that the NB DNR plans to autopsy the fish, though they don't expect to be able to determine a cause of death. Afterward, the fish will be refrozen and returned to the river once the ice melts to "complete the circle of life."

    Steve said he'll let me know after the autopsy what is discovered, and we'll report on it here.

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    vb RE: Super-Heavy Musky Found Floating In New Brunswick

    bloated absorbed water...

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    vb RE: Super-Heavy Musky Found Floating In New Brunswick

    > I would say the St. John's River musky absorbed water and
    >that is the reason for 60.5 lbs. Here is a picture of 50"
    >X 29 1/2" musky from 1999 that weighed just over 50 lbs.

    Since the fish was reportedly still alive when found, difficult to understand the "absorbed water" theory. I guess it is possible the fish could have kidney problem, or infection internally, which could possibly account for fluid build-up, internally, but I have no idea whether this would be possible.

    If this was a Canadian fish, would this be a snoot to tail tip or a snoot to fork measurement? If snoot to fork, length might be what? 2.5-3" longer than reported. Steve H., care to check this out when you get autopsy report. Might need to verify that before it is gutted.

    Fascinating to have a new fishery spring up with natural repro, like this one has. Wish I could fish there.

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    vb RE: Super-Heavy Musky Found Floating In New Brunswick

    I don't get the absorbed water therory, it isn't a sponge, lol. I don't think the comparison to your fish Larry is good either because the way fish are built. Many fish can be heavy through the belly only, while others are throughout the fish. Look at the giant kept last fall of St. Larry. These fish on the St. Johns are sick thick thoughout.

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