Gillnetting Operations Net 47 Pound Muskie In Big Spirit Lake

Wed 4-20-2016 IA"], Spirit Lake, ["Big Spirit Lake

(Orleans)-- Gillnetting operations on the Iowa Great Lakes typically result in some pretty big fish, but this year there was one muskellunge in particular that stood out. Kim Hawkins, hatchery biologist with the the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery tells KUOO news they snagged a large muskie...Kim Hawkins01     

Meanwhile, Hawkins says the gillnetting operations, which are winding down, were very successful again this year...Kim Hawkins02 

Hawkins says the last of the Muskies in the hatchery will be released after this coming weekend.

Photo courtesy of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources