I've been keeping a secret...

Sunday, September 23, 2018
52x34" with an estimated weight of 71lbs

I present to you Tilikum, the Orca that was responsible for many deaths at Sea World. He did not die in captivity, he was released in a river in MN...


Phil's picture

That is nothing short of astounding!  Obviously an all time state record contender and yet another hall of fame roughfishing feat for you this year. Wonderful to know that incredible organism is still lurking out there and probably slurping up 10 pound carp. Simply amazing, my highest salute to you!




Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Thank you! I was already pretty blown away by all the luck I've had this year, so this was the absolute last thing I was expecting to catch. I thought my luck was over for the season haha. Nope! here's the fish of a lifetime... I'm not sure if it will ever feel real to me, but Tilly is still out there, swam off strong like nothing happened. Feels good to know that maybe I, or another lucky angler will get to catch it again. It was tagged in the dorsal fin with a zip tie (not by us) so if I ever catch it again I'll know :) 

andy's picture

Here's a Golden Fish Award for your excellent catch - 



Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Awesome, thank you!! :) 

uconn fishhead's picture

Caught microfishing, size 22 hook, 4lb test, no doubt....

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Hahaha and with a cane pole

TonyS's picture

A MN state record class fish... crazy impressive. Live or dead bait? 

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

So crazy, I still can't believe it. Caught it on live bait :) 

Shovelnoser47's picture

That is.. just look at.. wow. Unbelievable catch! Nothing but the highest of respect, honor, and a slight undertone of jealousy.

"Just keep fishing." - Someone

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Haha thank you! Seriously unbelievable...

tom's picture

Jeez, that thing could probably eat my pb. 

SomewhereDownstream's picture

71 pounds?! 


Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Yep, according to King Of The Cats length/girth chart :) 

Moose439's picture

This fish gave me erectile dysfunction for over a month. One of the craziest things I've ever seen.

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture


Mike B's picture

That's amazing fish. Wow!

mike b

Goldenfishberg's picture


*bows deeply*

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Move aside "king of the cats" there's a new sheriff in town and it's ME!! Hahaha jk jk 

FP4LifesDad's picture

Wow!  What a tanker of a fish!  Huge congrats on a MN record book fish, that is soooo awesome!!


Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Thank you!! :) 

Cast_and_Blast's picture

I laugh when people tell me these fish are so ugly.  It reveals their lack of respect and admiration for such a beautiful beast.  You got one beautiful beast there.  A HUGE CONGRATS to you!

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Yeah I'll never understand those people haha. Thank you!! :) 

roughfish29's picture

If I caught that fish I would acquire terminal case of the Heebie Jeebies.

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Hahaha I'm suprised I can blink again, I'm still in a state of shock that will probably never go away.

Goldenfishberg's picture

Ben I think you meant the Hebrew Jeebrews

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

Eric Kol's picture

this is so impressive. sincerest congrats


Carpy Diem!

Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

Thank you! :)