A 12 year-old West Virginia boy has set a new Maryland state record for musky (muskellunge) with a 31.75 pound fish.
On April 14, Kenneth Files of Falling Waters, W. Va., and his father were fishing in the Potomac River, which was in a flood stage.
The young angler spotted an eddy and cast a large white plastic grub lure into the stained waters and a large fish took the bait
The monster musky, measuring 45 inches long with a girth of 24 inches, was eventually maneuvered into shallow waters and landed.
The previous Maryland state record musky of 28.25 pounds was also caught in the Upper Potomac River.