A 14-year-old freshman at Montgomery County High School landed a 47-pound muskellunge while fishing with her family on Cave Run Lake Nov. 2. Sarah Terry's fish is now Kentucky's state record muskellunge.
"I saw it come to the boat," she said. "It went under the boat and then came back out and hit it. It really chomped that bait. If I had a dollar for every time I said 'Oh, my God,' I would be rich."
Terry and her stepfather, Scott Salchli, were fishing the edge of a weed bed near the Claylick Boat Ramp late in the afternoon when the fish struck. Terry caught the record muskie on a Double Cowgirl in-line spinner with two size 10 gold blades and a purple skirt.
The 54-inch fish succumbed as Terry made a figure eight in the water with her lure. Muskellunge that follow a lure but don't strike often fall for this old trick.