Angler’s 49-inch Muskie Wins St. Louis River Contest

Ben Biermair caught and released a 49-inch muskie to win the St. Louis River Challenge 2013, a muskie fishing contest held Saturday on the St. Louis River in Duluth and Superior. A total of six muskies over 40 inches long were taken in the contest, plus eight more of less than 40 inches.

Jason Kahler took second place with a 43-inch muskie, Nico Giancola third with another 43-incher, Justin Birch fourth with a 42-incher, Mike Hebel fifth with a 42-incher and Brandon Johnson sixth with a 40-incher.

The event was sponsored by the Lake Superior chapter of Muskies Inc.