No fish tale: Centerville man catches 50-inch muskie

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50-inch muskie caught by Centerville man

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Wow! That’s a big fish.

Centerville resident Cole Menker caught this 50-inch muskellunge “muskie” Saturday morning at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County.

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“Haven’t caught a lot of musk in my life but he looks like he’s a high 40,” Menker said in a Facebook video on his page before catching the fish on an eight-pound line.

Menker was fishing with his brother C.J. Menker on their late mother’s birthday.

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Cole Menker of Centerville caught a 50-inch muskellunge "muskie" Saturday morning, June 25, 2017, at Caesar Creek State Park.
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Cole Menker of Centerville caught a 50-inch muskellunge "muskie" Saturday morning, June 25, 2017, at Caesar Creek State Park.

Credit: C.J. MENKER / CONTRIBUTED

Credit: C.J. MENKER / CONTRIBUTED

“She must have thrown one down from heaven,” Cole Menker said in his social media post.

The brothers have been fishing and hunting since they were young. On Saturday, they were practicing for an upcoming Mid-Ohio Saugeye Trail fish tournament when the muskie, a type of Pike, caught Menker’s hook.

After posing for pictures, Menker threw the fish back into the water.

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