Jon Olson, a fisherman from Kenora, Ont., has a fish tale few can top.
Olson was competing in the Kenora Bass International fishing tournament last weekend when he dipped his toes in the water before the weigh-in.
He said he felt a tug, yelled, and pulled a muskie out of the lake, its teeth clamped to his foot.
At first, Olson thought someone was literally pulling his leg.
"I thought one of the other guys was playing a joke and swam under the back of the boat and actually grabbed my foot," he said.
"But when I pulled my foot up and yelled, I (saw) it just attached."
Olson said the fish was more than a metre long and weighed about eight kilograms.
"All of a sudden something come up and grabbed my foot and I kinda just yelled and jerked my foot away," he said.
"When I pulled my foot, it pulled the muskie and pulled him out of the water by a foot and then he let go."
Olson has deep cuts on his foot and ended up placing tenth in the tournament.
But he has a great fish story to tell.