Hayward, Wisconsin: Controversial World's Largest Real Muskie

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Dun Rovin' Lodge Restaurant

9404 Dun Rovin Rd, Hayward, WI
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.
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Controversial World's Largest Real Muskie

Come see, mounted on the wall, the biggest muskie fish ever caught. Maybe.

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Controversial World's Largest Real Muskie

The muskie on display here, the only 70-pounder ever caught, will forever have an asterisk next to its name because the scale that was used to weigh it was not officially certified. This 70-pound, 4-ounce record-holder, caught by Bob Malo on June 6, 1954, bests the muskie in the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame by a full ten ounces, enough of a lead, we'd think, to override any scale error. But freshwater fishing is a sport of rules and verification, and this suspect muskie must therefore be banished to the back pages of the record books.

It's some small compensation that it's displayed in a clean, bright, sportsman's lodge, unlike its other rival, a 67-pound, 6-ouncer, in the dark and smoky Moccasin Bar.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 12/02/2005]

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Giant BigfootGiant Bigfoot, Cable, WI - 16 mi.
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