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Richland Angler Shatters Tiger Muskie Record

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A fisherman from Richland has set a new state record for the largest tiger muskie caught in state waters. A fisherman from Richland has set a new state record for the largest tiger muskie caught in state waters.
OLYMPIA, WA. - A fisherman from Richland has set a new state record for the largest tiger muskie caught in state waters.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the record on Monday. David Hickman caught the 37.88 pound fish measured 50.38 inches in length. Hickman caught the fish in Curlew Lake in Ferry County on July 26 using a white spinner bait.

"Sometimes you can tell by the shape and width of the head that a fish is big. I wasn't thinking about whether it was record-sized, I just kept thinking 'I hope my line doesn't break,'" Hickman said.

Hickman beat the previous record weight by more than six pounds. That record was held by John Bays of Chehalis after catching a fish in Mayfield Lake in Lewis County in 2001.

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