Jump to content

First legal Muskie

Recommended Posts

i am guessing the Niagara by a fisherman that is decent and knowledgeable enough to keep the fish in the water so he knows good release.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The best part about that fish was that I had been fishing for muskie for days with no success so I decided to to catch a few bass to try and remember what a fish looked like. I packed up all my muskie lures put on a 1/4 oz. spinner bait and figured it was dooms day for the smallies.

First cast 18in smaillie...

2nd cast spinner bait just stops 1/2 way through the swing (the place i fish has current) HOOK SET! Big hard head shakes follow I am thinking what the heck am I attached to? The fish then surfaces thrashing all over and my hart stops. No leader on, 7'0 med action rod, 2500 series penn reel, 30lb braid. I am freeking out at this point.

Fish runs hard peels drag but I was able to land him.

I by no means think its ok to fish with such lite tackle for such awesome fish due to the fact it tireds them out too much.

I was able to fully revive him and he swam off with a shot!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...