Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Youngest
FisherGirl - Ella Windschitl sets world record
RANDALL, Minn. -- 2-year-old Ella Windschitl
was casting a Barbie fishing pole with her grandparents at
Round Lake when she reeled in (with the help of grandpa David)
a 30-inch muskie weighing in at a little under 20 lbs , setting the world record for the Youngest
Haag says she was fishing with her granddaughter, 2-year-old
Ella Windschitl, off the family's pontoon boat tied to the
dock in three feet of water on Round Lake near Randall.
Ella, who comes from a long line of anglers,
had never caught a fish until then.
She caught her first fish at Round
Lake not with the star plastic lure on the Barbie fishing
pole, but with a hook and worm.
"Ella had her sunfish on and she's reeling
it in," her mom, Carrie Haag, said. "Here comes this big muskie
that went and ate her sunfish. So I grabbed the pole and yelled
for grandpa David." Photo: Ella, the World's
Youngest FisherGirlwith Kelly and Dave Haag.
Photo courtesy: Haag family(enlarge
Grandpa grabbed a net and soon they landed
a 30-inch muskie weighing in at a little under 20 lbs -- a
fish bigger than the fisherman who caught it.
The Barbie fishing pole survived it all
and little Ella was so excited, she said the first thing that
came to her mind -- "I caught a shark."
Haag says they took a quick picture and
released the muskie. Haag says all the "boys" in the family
have been trying for years to catch a muskie on the lake,
but never succeeded.