Ogdensburg’s Robert and Brad Paradis will remember this Independence Day weekend for a long time.
The father and son, who participate on the Northern New York Bassmasters Tournament circuit, hauled in a massive muskie that measured 51 1/2 inches long Wednesday on the St. Lawrence River.
Robert Paradis hooked the fish by dragging a tube along the river bottom and using light spinning gear, and son Brad helped pull the fish into the boat. The muskie featured a 22-inch girth. Its estimated weight was 45 pounds. After measurements and photos, it was released back into the waters.