Lake Mille Lacs, MN (The Northland's NewsCenter) - 11 Year Old Meredith Jacobson caught her first Muskie, and it ended up being a monster.
The fish was 54 1/2" long; compared to the Minnesota Muskie Record which is 56 inches.
Her father, Erik Jacobson, says she caught the fish just before moonrise on July 18th.
With temperatures in the upper 80's, they snapped a few quick pictures and released it back into Mille Lacs.
Meredith said it was an added bonus that the fish was so large. All she wanted to do that night was just catch her first Muskie.
Her family says they're very proud of her hard work and perseverance for sticking with the catch.
Written for the web by Chris Axelson