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Ice-Fishing Duo Reels in 'Unbelievable' Catch: 'I've Caught a Lot...but Never Anything Like This

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A pair of ice-fishers in Western Pennsylvania were left astonished by a catch Monday.

Nicholas Colangelo and Luke Wholey were out fishing on the Pymatuning Reservoir when Colangelo reeled in a fish that stunned both of them.

“The weight was unbelievable, I’ve caught a lot of muskies, but never felt anything like this,” Colangelo told KDKA-TV.

Image source: Nicholas Colangelo via KDKA-TV

The giant Musky, which was suspected of being about 30 years old, measured an astounding 53 inches in length and took about 30 minutes to reel in.

“We brought it in through a 10-inch hole in the ice, and it barely fit through the hole,” Colangelo told KDKA.

Image source: Nicholas Colangelo via KDKA-TV

After taking a few photographs, the duo decided to release the fish back into the water.

“These big fish are so rare, and so old, it’s really important that we let them go,” Colangelo said.

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