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tmusky1
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Washington Musky Challenge

Post by tmusky1 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:41 pm

Hey everybody, (whoever's left here)

I followed 8theB8's county challenge and was really inspired to take on a challenge to myself.
After landing several from Mayfield and an absolute beast from Merwin, I figured maybe I could steal a page from 8's book and do a Washington musky lake tour.

The first thing I realized was I couldn't do it in one season, I run a one man metal fabrication shop and my busy time coincides with fishing season, on top of that, the closest musky lake to me is 130 miles away. So, I decided not to put a time limit on it.

The second thing I decided was any tiger boated and photographed would count, no matter the size. These things aren't the easiest to catch so I figure they're all trophies.
That was in 2018.

I currently stand at 5 lakes successful with 2 lakes left, Evergreen and Curlew and its starting to sink in that I may actually do this. I'll post all the pics with a rundown of each experience once it's over.

I know it may not seem like a big accomplishment but I'm wondering if anyone has ever done this or is aware of anyone doing this?

Once again, I wouldn't have even thought of attempting this if it weren't for 8theB8 so I'd like to thank him once again for the inspiration. It's been an amazing experience

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Re: Washington Musky Challenge

Post by 8theB8 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:46 am

That's awesome man!! How much gas money do I owe you lol

The journey IS the adventure! Let's face it, catching the fish is great but the first thing I missed when mine ended was the scenery rolling by. I've revisited a couple of my favorite stops already. Sure is a cool way to explore and discover cool new places to fish. Wouldn't trade the experience for anything! Good luck wrapping it up, I'll look forward to final report!

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Re: Washington Musky Challenge

Post by tmusky1 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:45 am

I'll send you the bill when the damage is done lol.
I underestimated how cool the trips would be. 2 good buddies, my son and my daughter have all accompanied on me in my quest to attain this goal and I couldn't have asked for better company.
I've noticed as well, the urgency start to really ramp up the closer I get and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm doing this because I enjoy it, it's fishing, it's supposed to be an escape from the daily grind not part of it.

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Re: Washington Musky Challenge

Post by 8theB8 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:35 pm

Awesome!

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