Ogdensburg father and son land major muskie

PROVIDED PHOTORobert, left, and Brad Paradis, of Ogdensburg, feature the 51 1/2-inch muskie that they caught Wednesday on the St. Lawrence River.

LOCAL FISHING

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.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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JohnMcElroy

Nice catch and difficult to match across the nation. We do have big fish in our St Lawrence way over 26 pounds.

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