A Hagerstown man recently broke the Maryland record for catching the heaviest muskellunge, aka muskie.
It was one of two muskies caught this month that broke state records in the region.
Kyle Mullenix, 32, caught a 33-pound, 49-inch-long muskie while fishing along the banks of the Upper Potomac River on March 2 to break the Maryland record, according to a Maryland Department of Natural Resources release.
Lucas King, of Burnsville, W.Va., caught and released a 51-pound muskie that was 55.0625 inches long while fishing Saturday from the bank of the Little Kanawha River to break the West Virginia muskie record, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The fish was measured by state fisheries biologist Aaron Yeager.
Mullenix’s muskie was weighed on a certified scale by George Rowe of Ernst Country Market near Clear Spring, the Maryland news release states.
Josh Henesy, a state fisheries biologist who runs the muskie program, said he verified that Mullenix’s catch was a…