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Tapps Lake Report
Pierce County, WA

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06/08/2018
56° - 60°
Casting
Tiger Muskie
None
White
Cloudy
Spinner
66° - 70°
06/08/2018
4
1874

Well my day started out pretty amazing. On my second cast with a bucktail I had a quality fish follow but no take. 10 minutes later about a dozen houses further down the shoreline I switched to a glide bait and had another quality fish follow. He gave it a little smack but didn’t hook up. Five minutes after that this guy drilled it.
I would have given the day a 5 star but my morning petty much went to crap after that. When I handled the fish he got a pretty good piece of me. I went home for a few minutes patched up my hands and then went back out. I then dropped my phone on the deck of my boat. It bounced about 3 times then plopped right into the lake. I tried to grab it right as it hit the water then dove in after it fully clothed with pole in hand. I didn’t get the phone, broke my pole and broke the reel. The phone had a waterproof case so I figured I’d go home grab a snorkel and mask and look for it . I knew exactly what House it was in front of and it was only about 10 ft of water. Looked for about a half hour. No luck. Went hame and called it a day.
I also posted a picture of the little guy my wife picked up earlier this week.


Comments

afk
6/9/2018 6:50:27 AM
Rough day for sure! One for the memory books. Thanks for a good read. Andy
Ian Horning
6/9/2018 11:54:41 AM
I've got a Lifeproof 'lifejacket' for my phone, which fits over the waterproof case. I lost a phone to the depths once, the lifejacket has prevented that from happening again. Brutal day, between your gear, hand, phone... but nice fish!
gentrys
6/9/2018 4:07:44 PM
I'd hate to see what has to happen to you if you ever rated a fishing day 1 star.
red
6/9/2018 6:26:11 PM
I’m a glass half full kind of guy. I moved three muskies in a half hr. That trumps the pain of the rest of my day.
CarpMouth
6/10/2018 7:10:13 PM
Does this mean you just can't handle success? ROTFL. What a wonderful fish and days like this make the memories vivid.
Sideburns
6/13/2018 2:06:19 PM
Several days after reading your report and looking at your pics, Im thinking that I know you and your wife from somewhere.... I grew up on Tapps..... any chance you live(d) near banker's island area? Lakeridge Drive? I was the seattle times paper boy in the mid 90's. Maybe just a familiar looking face.... Any ways, good fishin' and way to stay positive when you've got every right not to!
red
6/14/2018 11:19:09 AM
Hey sideburns I moved to the lake in the mid 90s to the north end of the lake. My wife and I are very involved in the community. You may recognize us from some event.
tmusky1
6/14/2018 8:08:27 AM
Hurts like hell when they get you but makes for some battle stories. Teeth or gill rakers?
red
6/14/2018 11:21:11 AM
He got me on both hands with rakers and one hand with a tooth
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