Big Moose, Big Tiger Muskie At The Boat Show

Casey Curtis of Silver Bay shows off the mount of the moose he shot last fall during Minnesota’s moose season. Curtis brought the mount to the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show to have its antlers measured. The antler spread was 60 3/8 inches, and the rack scored 190 6/8 on the Boone & Crockett scoring system. Minimum score to make the Boone & Crockett Record Book is 185 inches. (Sam Cook photo)

It was a fun first night at the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show. I’m sharing a couple of photos from the night. The first is Casey Curtis’ 60-plus-inch bull moose, which he took last fall. He brought the antlers in to be measured by the Minnesota Official Measurers.

Below is a photo of the big tiger muskie that came out the St. Louis River last summer. Dustin Carlson, the muskie guide whose uncle caught the fish, is doing seminars at the Boat Show this year.

The show continues through Sunday. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 10 p..m Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Muskie guides Dustin Carlson (left) and Pete Brzezinski pose with the replica mount of a tiger muskie caught by Charlie Gallagher on the St. Louis River last summer. Carlson was guiidng Gallagher, his uncle, when he caught the fish.The muskie was 48 1/2 inches slong with a 28 1/2-inch girth. It likely weighed about 49 pounds according to length-girth-weight formulas. The Minnesota record for a tiger muskie is 34 poiunds, 12 ounces. Gallagher released the fish. (Clint Austin photo)