Eric Bakke from Princeton, and his fishing partner Jon Blood were doing what they do when it comes to fishing: fishing for trophy muskies on Mille Lacs Lake. The season had been open only eight days when Bakke got the bite of a lifetime on June 11. 

They were trolling large crankbaits in search of a post spawn monster, and they got one of the bites they were looking for. Bakke said, “We had side-imaged the fish earlier (on the depthfinder) and were coming back on her to see if she would bite.”  After working the area over they got the giant to finally bite.

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