Moccasin Bar display of Cal Johnson's muskie.

Controversial World's Largest Real Muskie

Field review by the editors.

Hayward, Wisconsin

In The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame's own back yard, a big fish controversy rages. The Moccasin Bar in downtown Hayward displays Cal Johnson's 67 and 1/2 pound muskie. Dun Rovin Lodge, about fifteen miles out of town, claims to exhibit the only 70 pound muskie ever, Bob Malo's 70 lb., 4 oz. monster. Both say they have "The World's Largest." The Hall has made a Solomon-like peace with the warring claims. It recognizes the catch of Art Lawton. Lawton's catch, 69 lbs., 15 oz., was destroyed in a mysterious fire.

We don't know who wins this one. But The Moccasin Bar tips the attraction scales with several absurdly complex stuffed rodent dioramas. Dun Rovin features much more tasteful sportsmen lodge decor.

Controversial World's Largest Real Muskie

Dun Rovin' Lodge Restaurant

Address:
9404 Dun Rovin Rd, Hayward, WI
Directions:
At the Dun Rovin' Lodge Restaurant. Take Hwy B east of town for 17 miles. On the right, just after Hwys CC and A and the public boat landing at Hay Creek.
Phone:
715-462-3834
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Nearby Offbeat Places

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Moccasin BarMoccasin Bar, Hayward, WI - 15 mi.
In the region:
Sandor's Ranch Park: Abandoned, Mason, WI - 36 mi.

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