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Female Junior World Record Muskie

Junior angler Lalie Tronel-Peyroz of Saint Sauveur, Canada landed a huge muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) while trolling a Depth Raider on the St. Lawrence River in Canada on November 21, 2011. After a 15-minute fight, Tronel-Peyroz and guide Mary Thorpe quickly weighed the 18.63 kg (41-pound, 1-ounce) musky and released it alive. With the current IGFA record standing at 12.92 kg (28 pounds, 8 ounces), Lalie’s fish easily qualifies for the potential new Female Junior Record.

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The International Game Fish Association, or IGFA, is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping. The IGFA are the official record holders for world-record and line-class records on both fresh and saltwater fish. For more information, visit igfa.org.