Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 14

June 14, 1910 – A whitefish weighing 36-1/2 pounds was caught off the northeast end of Isle Royale, Lake Superior, by Capt. John Maloney.

The fish was exhibited at the Booth Fisheries Company’s dock in Duluth today by C. W. Turner, manager of the company.

Six pounds makes a good sized whitefish and this great fish must have been a greybeard among his peers.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Gigantic Whitefish Tipping Beam at 36-1/2, Caught in Superior”; June 14, 1910; p. 1.

Tom Gruenwald with a whitefish pushing 10 pounds.
Imagine the size of one 36.5 lbs.



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