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Ryan Wehrs displays his giant fish caught during Saturday's muskie opener.

Big Mantrap muskies are stuff of legends; one now celebrated, one now mourned

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Two Big Mantrap muskies made the news this week: One caught and released, one stolen. Both measured just over 50 inches.

In the case of the stolen muskie, Butch Cole's mounted replica was reportedly taken from the Rustic Inn within the last few months. He's offered a reward on the Craig's List Web site. He caught it six or seven years ago on Big Mantrap and released it after being photographed.


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