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Park Rapids artist Jeff Renner created a rendering of a muskie leaping out of the water in famous Home Bay on Big Mantrap Lake. 3M Corp., which owns a corporate retreat on Mantrap, commissioned Renner to create the painting. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Dock Talk: Park Rapids artist captures big muskie

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A muskie, the so-called fish of 10,000 casts, may be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding fish to land. Their toothy jaws, fierce runs and propensity for tail-walking on the surface to dispense an angler's lure make the muskie a common focus of fishing lore.


Local artist Jeff Renner recently captured a big muskie, without the aid of a landing net. In fact, he didn't need a rod, reel or hook, just the gentle sway of his paintbrush.

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