(Princeton, MN) LEARFIELD — A Princeton man officially holds a new state muskie record. The Minnesota DNR has certified the state catch-and-release muskie caught by Eric Bakke. The 58.25 inch fish was caught June 11th on Lake Mille Lacs. Officials say Bakke and his fishing partner, Jon Blood, were able to net, measure, photograph and release the fish in less than a minute. The previous record was a tie for 57.25 inch muskies, which were caught on Lake Vermilion in 2019 and 2021.