On Monday, Nov. 22, Nolan Sprengeler went on the last fishing trip of this season with friends Kevin Kray and Zack Skoglund.

On Monday, Nov. 22, Nolan Sprengeler went on the last fishing trip of this season with friends Kevin Kray and Zack Skoglund.

On Monday, Nov. 22, Nolan Sprengeler went on the last fishing trip of this season with friends Kevin Kray and Zack Skoglund.

"At about 9 p.m. I felt that tap on my Thorne Bros 9’6” XXH I’ve been searching for all fall. After a quick battle and a few ridiculous head shakes we had it in the bag. I didn’t realize how giant this fish was until I pulled it out of the net and immediately called Kevin over to assist with the buddy pictures. It measured an incredible 57.75” in length with a 29” girth. The next hour or so was spent trying to get her to release. Eventually we realized this was not going to happen and made the decision to bring it to a certified scale and crush the Minnesota State Record. She weighed 55 lbs and 14.8 oz."

Watch for the story in next week's Mille Lacs Messenger.

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