It’s never too early to start setting records.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed that a teen angler set a new state record earlier this summer. This new record beat an old one that had been set only three years ago.
Brecken Kobylecky, a 15-year-old from Illinois, caught a 46 ¼ inch northern pike in mid-June, according to a Facebook post from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Kobylecky caught the fish during a trip on Basswood Lake, breaking the previous record by one full inch.
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The department wrote on Facebook, “Check out that BIG fish! We have a new state catch-and-release record northern pike at 46 1/4 inches, from Basswood Lake. It was caught June 19 on Basswood Lake by Brecken Kobylecky, a 15-year-old from Geneva, Illinois. The previous record was a 45 1/4 inch northern pike caught on the Rainy River in 2018.”
The department also confirmed another state record in the same post.