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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lycoming county
Re: First Musky
Thanks guys. It came as a shock to me for sure. It took a half hour to reel in on the 10 lb test I was using. I have spent countless hours in the past trying to catch one and always came up empty handed. I had given up trying to fish for them and pretty much resolved myself to the fact that I was probably never going to catch one, although I remained slightly optimistic at a chance encounter such as this.
I wasn't going to keep it, in fact I never do. I've only kept one fish in the past 5 years and you are looking at it. I almost threw it back after some pictures but my good friend talked me into keeping it for the wall. It is at the taxidermist right now, but I will also say that he is cutting the meat off for my friend and I to consume. I tend not to kill things that I don't plan on eating and this fish will be put to good use. Its the cycle of life.
Not sure if its a male or a pregnant female at this point. If it was a pregnant female then it is what it is. Its my first musky in about 30 years of fishing, the season is open year round and I was within my legal right to keep it. As I don't specifically fish for musky, I doubt I will ever catch one again, and certainly not one this big. Thanks again for the compliments. I wish you all a good season as well.