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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2016, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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Mistake Musky

Quick story that happened to me back in august. Was bass fishing at prince gallitzin state park (Glendale). Bite was pretty slow that day so was covering alot of water fast. Put on a white spinnerbait and figured I would catch some pickeral, Usually easy to do out there. Was fishing in around 6ft of water with grass about 2ft from the surface. Make a long cast out and fish on. From the instant I hooked it I was like this is something big, It almost calmy swam as I tried to stop it. Ater about 3 minutes it swims right beside the boat about 3ft down. thats when I see its a big musky. It was a very slow swim by the boat as i checked it out. The fish had to be 45-50 inches.

At the time I remember thinking its head didnt look right but wasnt sure until later what was up with it. It then took off on a hard run away from the boat. After about 8 minutes the rod goes limp. Man he must have caught the line and cut it, But wait... I still feel weight on the line. Well atleast I still might have my spinnerbait. This is what I find when I reel it all back in, And is also what I thought looked funny about its face. He must have hit it as soon as it hit my spinnerbait cause there was never a change in weight from the moment I set the hook, The fish was in its mouth side ways, Tail out one end and head out the other, Looked like a dog carrying a bone. Though the pics of the damage was worth showing. The pickeral was around 16-18 inches.

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Re: Mistake Musky

Thanks! Very neat!! anymore pics?
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Re: Mistake Musky

I once caught a 38 inch pike in Canada the same way. A little small mouth bass hit the spinner bait and the pike nailed it almost immedeately. I fought the fish for a couple minutes and even netted it. That pike would not let the bass go. I ended up releasing both of them and other than the two cuts down the bass' sides, it was no worse for wear.

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Re: Mistake Musky

Its amazing how long pike and musky will hold onto something without being hooked. I did end up catching two musky this year while bass fishing. But both were only 24 inches. I did catch one on a zara spook though, And was one of the most violent topwater strikes ive seen. Caught alot of pike on bass lures but the average size was around 28 inches, Largest being 36 inches. Also landed several walleye. The 2 largest was a 25 inch 6lb, and a 27 inch 7lb.

The 27 inch walleye was caught at night in about 8ft of water.
The 25 inch walleye was a shock to me, It came on a august day with a air temp of 91. water temp was 79. It hit a swim jig in 3ft of water on a bright sunny day at 1:13pm.
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