"Leave it to the experts" is sometimes more than just a saying. Turns out, that's exactly who caught this massive fish.

Experts from the Iowa DNR caught the giant 47-pound Muskellunge (below), commonly known as a Muskie, last week in Spirit Lake. The fish was just three pounds short of the 50-pound 6-ounce lunker that holds the state mark. That fish was 52-inches long and was caught in August of 2000, also in Spirit Lake. Click here for all of Iowa's state records for largest fish caught.

Iowa DNR

The DNR pros that caught the 47-pounder last week removed and fertilized the eggs from the fish and released it back into Spirit Lake.

Think you're an expert fisherman/fisherwoman? This girl is waiting for you. However, if you hook her, you'd better have a BIG boat and some stronger test line than that reel of yours probably has now.

[via KWQC]