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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-03-2010, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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2 more fall muskies

Had to make a decision whether to go archery hunting or musky fishing on the full moon in October. Windy with a front moving in & the chance of rain pushed me away from the woods & onto the water (even though I almost got blown off). Turned out to be a good decision, as the change from stable weather had the fish on the prowl. After casting swimbaits and trolling resulted in nothing, at 9AM I switched tactics to a slower soft plastic jigging technique that my father-in-law got 1 the week before doing. Only difference was I upsized from the 7 inch twister he used to a 15" bait. On my first drift I boated fish number 1. A little later I snagged a big carp by accident (thought I had a brute). About an hour later I had a 4 ft class fish eat in the 8 boatside. What a rush, but after about 20 seconds she came unbuttoned on me. Dissapointed...absolutely, but I was pumped because I knew I had cracked the nut, at least for that morning. By 11 AM I knew I had to get off the water to head north for a bow hunt, but on my last drift I was rewarded with number 2 on the day. Actually hooked the fish for a second and lost it, but the follow up cast was plowed again & this time the hooks held. A very windy & great day on the water!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-03-2010, 01:49 AM
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Re: 2 more fall muskies

deer or muskies....that is a toss up...nice fish.

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very nice
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Way to go doc!

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Congratulations, those are beautiful fish!
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Thanks guys!

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Nice fish... Congrats.
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Very nice!
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nice looking fish...i would love to hook into one of these

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