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Offline saxmatt

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World record tiger!
« on: Feb 27, 2019, 07:57 PM »
I caught the fish of a lifetime last week. The world record tiger through the ice is only 27.5lbs I believe, I havenít heard of a fish over 30lbs. I knew the record was attainable because Iíve seen much bigger ones landed open water. Iíve been fishing for muskie through the ice for years and finally landed this monster tiger at 47Ē and 30.5lbs.

Hereís the story: I was using a live sucker as bait and my flag went up around 2pm. When I got to my flag I picked up my tipup and felt the fish, I was completely spooled. I was shocked because I have about 200 yards of line on my tipups. I started bringing her in and she swam right towards me, I didnít really feel the weight until she got by the hole, then I knew it was a big fish. Unfortunately my 10Ē Eskimo hc40 broke the week before (both propane and oil are leaking out and Iím not even through my 2nd tank) so I was using an 8Ē hole. The fish did some lazy circles for maybe 5 minutes and I couldnít get the head started up the hole so my buddy went back to his sled to grab the auger. I had her under the hole for maybe another 5-10 minutes then she opened her mouth and her entire lower jaw was in the hole and I was able to get a boga grip on her and pull her out. She was hooked right in the corner of the mouth so I popped the hook out, weighed her with my weigh sling and boga, took a few pics and some video then sent her back. When I went home I put a 30lb dumbbell in my sling to test my boga and the fish was about half a pound heavier making it 30.5lbs. I still canít believe I caught this fish. I also landed a few other nice muskie this season including a PB pure strain so itís been quite the year so far!













Offline Hardwater2

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 2019, 08:17 PM »
Beautiful fish!! Congratulations

Offline brokefarmer

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2019, 08:21 PM »
Very jealous.  Congrats.

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #3 on: Feb 27, 2019, 08:44 PM »
Hell yeah!  sweet!
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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #4 on: Feb 28, 2019, 03:23 AM »
Wow nice fish
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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #5 on: Feb 28, 2019, 03:40 AM »
very nice awsome fish

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #6 on: Feb 28, 2019, 04:16 AM »
  Beautiful Beast !!!  :woot:   Great catch !  Great pics !  BIG CONGRATS !!!   :thumbsup:   Good to see the sling and spreaders and the RELEASE  !!!  Well done  :clap:

Offline tjb22

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #7 on: Feb 28, 2019, 04:43 AM »
That is a great fish, congratulations!

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #8 on: Feb 28, 2019, 04:54 AM »

 Congrats 👍🏻
 

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #9 on: Feb 28, 2019, 07:40 AM »
Great story and great job getting her back in the water, my hat off to you.

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #10 on: Feb 28, 2019, 07:53 AM »
Did you get a pic of it with a tape?  Could have maybe qualified for a catch and release record?  Either way, great fish.  I've been trying to get one for the last 4 years.  I'm not sure they even exist in MA! :-\

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #11 on: Feb 28, 2019, 09:28 AM »
Very nice fish and Congrats on letting her go to grow.  In a few years you could catch a forty pounder!  Congrats again on your record.

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #12 on: Feb 28, 2019, 10:10 AM »
congrats on a beautiful fish    ,,,,     : :thumbsup:    goodluck stay safe
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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #13 on: Feb 28, 2019, 10:39 AM »
Congrats! it's clear you've put your time in chasing them.  Amazing fish and big props for returning her to the water safely.  Care to tell us whether that was NJ or CT?

Offline PikeKing23

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #14 on: Feb 28, 2019, 10:42 AM »
NOT CT, lol.

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #15 on: Feb 28, 2019, 02:19 PM »
BIG CONGRATS !!

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #16 on: Feb 28, 2019, 02:44 PM »
Fantastic  :thumbsup: :clap:

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #17 on: Feb 28, 2019, 03:06 PM »
Awesome job and one heck of a fish!!!
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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #18 on: Feb 28, 2019, 03:55 PM »
very,,very nice  ;D
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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #19 on: Feb 28, 2019, 04:04 PM »
Incredible!  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #20 on: Mar 01, 2019, 01:23 AM »
Awesome!  Congrats on beautiful tiger!

Where in Florida did you say you were fishing?  Lol!!

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #21 on: Mar 01, 2019, 12:30 PM »
Beautiful Tiger a beast only thing I'm not a Pat's Fan.
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Offline BigMook

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #22 on: Mar 01, 2019, 12:52 PM »
That's an awesome fish. Congratulations!

Offline Pikeanator

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #23 on: Mar 01, 2019, 01:26 PM »
Thats an incredible fish of a lifetime and an awesome hat too. Will that qualify for record books if you released it without weighing on a certified scale? Just curious, Congrats!!

Offline saxmatt

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #24 on: Mar 01, 2019, 06:10 PM »
Thats an incredible fish of a lifetime and an awesome hat too. Will that qualify for record books if you released it without weighing on a certified scale? Just curious, Congrats!!
Iím not going to try to register it. Itís tough to tell the exact weight with a boga, they are accurate but you canít read the weight to the ounce, the lines are pound and half pound.

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #25 on: Mar 01, 2019, 06:17 PM »
congrats man, that is an amazing fish, glad to see someone who puts a lot of effort into the sport have it pay off. if you dont mind me asking, do you target tigers the same as pike or is there a subtle difference in how you set up? more curious about type of structure and depth then actual rigging.
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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #26 on: Mar 01, 2019, 06:41 PM »
very nice fish good job

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #27 on: Mar 01, 2019, 06:51 PM »
congrats man, that is an amazing fish, glad to see someone who puts a lot of effort into the sport have it pay off. if you dont mind me asking, do you target tigers the same as pike or is there a subtle difference in how you set up? more curious about type of structure and depth then actual rigging.
I fish deeper than I do for pike, 10-30í+ of water. Live and dead baits both work.

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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #28 on: Mar 02, 2019, 06:00 AM »
Thanks that's what I was thinking
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Re: World record tiger!
« Reply #29 on: Mar 02, 2019, 02:55 PM »
Very nice
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