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tmusky1
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New personal best

Post by tmusky1 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:45 pm

Caught my new personal best after about 4 hours of scouting Merwin. I didn't get a weight or length as my priority is to get them released as quickly as possible. Honestly, I feel it would've given the state record a serious run for its money but man what an experience!
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Re: New personal best

Post by Onmygame » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:18 pm

Aside from what I've read as an armchair Muskie fisherman the past 35 years or so, I don't know squat about fishing for them.
That said - your fish is a PIG!
Nice job!
We should all be so lucky some day!!
Cheers!
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Re: New personal best

Post by tmusky1 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:21 pm

Thanks onmygame

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Re: New personal best

Post by The Quadfather » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:06 pm

Wow! Very nice fish!! I think the fishes head looks bigger than the angler’s head in the pic. Crazy fish!

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Re: New personal best

Post by tmusky1 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:10 pm

Yes Quad, my head could've fit in his mouth (that very thought went through my mind as I was cutting the hooks out of his mouth)

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Re: New personal best

Post by fisherman92 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:31 am

You are a True Sport fisherman! I probably would have had to weigh/measure that bad boy, but Ive yet to fish for or catch a Tiger. Very nice monster fish! Makes me not want to never swim in that lake! hahaha

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Re: New personal best

Post by tmusky1 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:56 am

Thanks fisherman92
I've pulled a couple of tigers out of cover near swimming areas and the reactions are priceless! They really don't want anything to do with humans but having felt the bite of those teeth before, swimming with them makes me a bit uneasy lol

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Re: New personal best

Post by AJ's Dad » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:48 am

Great looking fish. Looks like it's time for a new avatar photo. :salut:

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Re: New personal best

Post by tmusky1 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:58 am

Thanks AJ's Dad
I may switch it over but still kinda attached to the musky in my existing avi. That trip was a grind I'll never forget

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Re: New personal best

Post by Don Wittenberger » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:05 am

This is my friend Mike with a 48 inch, 28 lb. fish caught and released in August 2006. Yours looks very similar in size. Below that is Mike's 31.15 lb. fish caught in September 2005 and released after being weighed on the hatchery's scale. Yours isn't that big. I doubt your fish broke 30 lbs., but it's a very nice fish, typical of the 48"/28lb. fish we used to catch regularly at Merwin in the early days of the fishery. It's been many years since we've had one of these brutes in my boat, probably because we're not fishing as much as we used to. We caught most of those big fish near the dam. Merwin's biggest muskies seem to congregate there.
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