Kentwood Man Catches Huge Musky

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KENT COUNTY, Mich. (May 19, 2014) — David Osterhout said he caught a gigantic 44-inch musky while fishing on Murray Lake last week.

The 27-year-old Kentwood resident said it’s the biggest fish he has ever caught.  He said he usually goes out fishing for bass, and has only been to Murray Lake a handful of times.

On Wednesday, May 14, he was fishing with his friend Brian Cate.  He said he was using an 8-pound test line and rattling crank bait when he caught the musky.

“Couldn’t believe I even landed it,” he said.

Osterhout said he wanted to get the fish out of the water so he could get some pictures before throwing it back.  He said the musky almost pulled him in the water when he tried to pick it up by its gills.

He usually has a fishing net with him, but didn’t on this day, and said he basically had to bear hug the musky to get it out of the water.

Osterhout said he has only recently become a regular fisherman, and tries to go out about two times a week.

Prior to catching this fish, he said his biggest catch was a 38-inch pike he landed on Duncan Lake in Caledonia.   He said his usual fishing spots are Gun Lake, Muskegon Lake and Morisson Lake.

All photos courtesy of David Osterhout (click to enlarge): 


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  • Joe

    That musky needs a tag for it. Clearly by all the blood on his hands it didn't survive. So it's catch and kill when there is not many of these fish. And there needs to be a tag

    • Joe

      So that would make it illegal catch not to mention from all the blood chances are it didn't swim away. And there is no tag. So it makes it right to catch and kill big musky when there aren't very many as it is. Do your research

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