Updated: December 29, 2012 6:28AM
Ovidijus “Ovi’’ Burbulis caught a muskie so big Sunday that guide Jim Templin considered calling the DNR for a possible state record, before they released it.
It was caught from a forest preserve lake in northern Illinois while Burbulis and Templin, the T in Jimmy T’s Guide Service, were fishing with suckers.
“The fish measured close to 48 inches with a huge girth,’’ Templin said. “We estimated the fish as close to 35 pounds. It was caught at 2:50 p.m. and moon rise was 2:40 p.m. What a giant!’’