New Hampshire’s State Record Burbot Broke By Local Ice Angler

New State Record Cusk: 35” long weighing 12 lbs 8.48 oz caught by Ryan Scott Ashley of Gilmanton, NH. Caught in Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough on January 13, 2022.

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State Record Burbot New Hampshire

Ryan Scott Ashely of Gilmanton, N.H. caught the state record burbot while ice fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee. In the video below, you’ll see the tail end of Ryan’s epic battle before he grabs hold of the giant fish, pulls it through his ice hole, and then hoists it in the air. You’ll also hear Ryan use some choice words in his post-catch celebration, many of which had to be bleeped out. But one thing they didn’t bleep out was him referring to his catch as a “cusk,” which is a regionally popular name for what most people would call burbot.

The regional differences in burbot nomenclature do not stop there. Depending on where you are in North America’s ice belt, you might hear burbot referred to as a lawyer, lingcod, or eel put or cusk.

Learn More: Burbot Fishing 101: How To Catch Greasers Through The Ice

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