According to Field and Stream Magazine, John Gergen caught the musky of his dreams on July 1st, 2011 out of Lake Sallie, Minnesota. The monster was caught on a Musky Innovations Bull Dawg in Black Blow coloration. The trophy measured in at 57.5 inches which topped the previously held Minnesota record by a inch or two.
However, Gergen was not able to actually get his record verified as the Minnesota government was shut down, therefore, not enabling the DNR to verify his catch. Talk about bad luck!!!!
Gergen unofficially weighed the musky in at 56.6lbs which would have been the State Record!