A potential ice fishing world-record lake trout caught by a Crane Lake man earlier this month has been confiscated from a Duluth taxidermist by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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The catch is under investigation by enforcement officials with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, officials with the agency said.
The fish, which unofficially weighed more than 52 pounds, was confiscated Monday night from Bowe Taxidermy in Duluth, owner Randy Bowe said.
The fish was confiscated by Scott Staples, a Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources conservation officer, Bowe said.