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Submitted Photo Ethan Kesler,left, and his friend Joshua Bitz pose with the 54-inch muskie they caught Wednesday morning.

Reeling it in: 54-inch muskie caught by kids

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BEMIDJI -- Two local youths didn't know when they headed out with their fishing poles Wednesday morning what was in store for them.

Ethan Kesler, 12, and his friend Joshua Bitz, 14, both of Bemidji, brought in what they said was a 54 inch muskie (about 4 ½ feet) from the Mississippi river near Power Dam.


It began when two decided to go to the river and fish.

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Joe Froemming
Joe Froemming is a reporter/copy editor for the Bemidji Pioneer. You can follow him on Twitter @JosephBemidji
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