- The monster-looking tiger muskie stunned the internet.
- It measured 42 inches.
- The fisherman released the tiger muskie after clicking the picture.
An enormous fish? Now, that is a sight to watch. Recently, the internet was shocked by the picture of a massive tiger muskie that was caught from Connecticut’s Lake Lillinonah.
The fish was caught by Joe Rivas. He told Newsweek that the fish measured about 42 inches and was an angry one. Talking about his once-in-a-lifetime experience, Rivas stated that his adrenaline “went through the roof” after realizing what he had caught.
The Connecticut Fish and Wildlife shared the image of Rivas holding the giant monster-looking fish on Facebook and wrote, “How is your summer fishing going?! Thanks to Joe for sharing this photo of an impressive tiger muskie he recently caught. The tiger muskie is a cross between a northern pike and a muskellunge.”
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The image shared on social media received immediate reactions and responses. “I don’t want to swim anywhere anymore,” wrote one scared user. Another stated, “What a monster! I would not be happy at the thought of that swimming with me.”
Most people were stunned by the fish’s size and features. “I would not be happy at the thought of that swimming with me. Looks prehistoric,” wrote one user. Many even researched online to understand more about the fish. “I wasn’t familiar with the fish and googled. That might be a record-breaker, ” wrote another. “Nothing looked half that size! Impressive,” commented one user.
The fish was released later. Rivas’s encounter with the fish was a rare scenario as tiger muskies are difficult to catch and they are referred to as “fish of a thousand casts”.
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