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Old 06-14-2019, 01:14 PM
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Default 3rd times the charm muskie

Been fishing with my buddy trying to get him his first muskie...

day 1, no fish came within sight range of us but we had two topwater/subsurface HUGE blowups that didn't hook up (almost definitely muskie).

day 2, throughout the course of a few hours we saw 6 muskie follow us up to or near the boat only to bail out before a figure 8 or direction change or just plain not give a crap. The closest one looked like he was playing a game with the lure called 'get your nose as close to it as possible without touching it'
tried variations of the lures getting followed but no dice.

at this point my buddy kind of frustrated, me just pretty much telling him, you wanted to muskie fish, this is what it is, we had two decent days of 'musky fishing' haha. we have them, just need a bit of luck now...

day 3, we saw only 1 fish and it emerged from the weeds and clamped down on my lure instead of his unfortunately, but he got to experience netting one, which was almost a disaster as it did a damn cartwheel flip over the entire muskie net and knocked me on my ass into the little tin can haha. Second scoop got him in without us capsizing and mission half accomplished...he got to see one landed and net it, now we just need to get him a hookup!

It was a very rare long, half musky, half eel, hybrid at 37.5" and probably 2.3lbs haha every fish we saw the day before was super thick compared to this one, go figure...we'll be back soon

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Old 06-14-2019, 02:12 PM
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Awesome catch! Musky definitely test your patience. I've seen a decent number of fish and had a few follows and one bite, but am still at about a dozen trips without landing one. that's a good lake - I've caught some good LMs in there while looking for my musky.
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:41 PM
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Nice musky man! Hopefully your buddy gets on one soon too!
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:41 PM
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Very nice. Almost looks like a new species.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:16 PM
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Great muskie, chrisp
Hope we see another one but from your friend soon.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:03 PM
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That is an awesome fish, well done!
Looks really malnourished though, that lake is running lean! Especially if it's more of a pond.
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:02 PM
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nice toothy fish chris. you have to remind your friend that they are called a fish of 10,000 casts for a reason that is why catching one is such an accomplishment. i hope he gets one soon.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:07 PM
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Muskellunge are still on my "to do" list
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:31 PM
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Awesome catch! Musky definitely test your patience. I've seen a decent number of fish and had a few follows and one bite, but am still at about a dozen trips without landing one. that's a good lake - I've caught some good LMs in there while looking for my musky.
i've still never caught a bass EVER while musky fishing.... and i even use smaller lures in my rotation because the musky prefer them some days.
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