West Virginia Angler Catches Record Muskie

On Saturday, March 19, Lucas King of Burnsville, West Virginia, caught and released a new state record musky. He was fishing from the bank of the Little Kanawha River at a WV Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) public access site in the tailwater section of Burnsville Dam in Braxton County. The musky was caught using 6″ glide bait.

King’s record fish was 55.0625 inches long and weighed 51 pounds. The trophy musky eclipsed the previous WV length record of 54.0625 inches caught last year by Chase Gibson and surpassed the current weight record of 49.75 pounds previously held by Anna Marsh. See how it compares to the world record musky.

The record catch was measured by WVDNR fisheries biologist, Aaron Yeager.

Anglers who believe they may have caught a state record fish should check the current records in the fishing regulations at wvdnr.gov. Procedures for reporting a record catch also are included in the regulations.

Luke King with Record WV Muskie