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Fish of the Week: A muskie and a family define the true meaning of Fish of a Lifetime

Kinsey Link caught a muskie to remember on the annual family outing to Minnesota; it was her Fish of a Lifetime.

Kinsey Link had some interested spectators when she caught her Fish of a Lifetime in Minnesota. Provided photo
Kinsey Link had some interested spectators when she caught her Fish of a Lifetime in Minnesota.
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Kinsey Link came back from the annual trip with her husband [Chad] and their three sons to Becker County in Minnesota with a story and photo to remember of her fish of a lifetime.

“The first night out fishing, we went jigging for crappie using six-pound test line and a small panfishing jig,” she emailed. “After a couple minutes, I had a big bite. I reeled in a 41-inch muskellunge, thanks to my husband’s great boat driving and netting skills! My kids faces are priceless and so is the memory. It’s my fish of a lifetime!”

At least to me, that comes pretty close to the perfect definition of a Fish of a Lifetime; the faces of their kids is priceless.

FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories (the stories matter, as this one shows) around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays in the paper Sun-Times. The online posting here at https://chicago.suntimes.com/outdoors goes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.

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