The mighty burbot isn't exactly an angler favorite in Minnesota, and a man from Bemidji may have a landed a new state record.
But, not all people loathe the burbot (or eelpout as it's popularly known), and Aaron Guthrie is so proud of his state-record-sized catch that he's putting it on the wall, no matter how ugly some people think the fish is.
Guthrie was fishing Lake of the Woods when the 19.5-pound pout hit his minnow-tipped lure. He was targeting walleye and sauger when the big fish took the bait. It is set to take over the record, which was set in 2001 with a 19.3-pounder caught in the same boy of water.
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