Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

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Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby ohoffm » Sep Sat 28, 2019 11:46 pm

First time out this year with Coyote (first ballot WCF hall of famer if that were a thing).
I get a text while I am waiting at the launch that he does not have a net.
Not a big deal because how often do you really need a net anyway?
The day was nearly a wash because it poured all night and both of us had to travel through washed out roads in order to get to lake Geneva.
I am glad we stuck it out because here is the story of probably the coolest catch of my life.

I have my old bass baitcaster (revo bought from a fellow wcfers years ago) with 20 lb test braid and 30lb leader in case I run into a pike.
The reel was brought back out of retirement temporarily due to huge backlash on my new revo.
I cast one of my homemade chatterbaits that I posted about several years ago right over the top of rare Lake Geneva weed patch.
The bait get completely stopped and I announce that I have a good one on.
After another 20 seconds a splash at the surface gives us a good look at it and I think it is a musky.
It makes a run away from boat.
I start getting it back towards the boat and it completely launches itself out of the water.
The fact that I survived a jump and the fish is still on gives me some confidence that it is hooked pretty good.
Now we have to figure out how to get it in the boat without a net.
I get it close to the boat and then it makes another run.
I get it close enough to net a couple more time and coyote tries to hand land the beast without success.
The fight has been going on for about 5 minutes now and she is starting to tire.
I get it in close one more time and hand the pole to coyote to keep the pressure on and I am able to get a death grip on her thick neck.
It is a miracle that I am able to get her into the boat.

She taped out at 38" and amazing that I have been to Canada fishing about 8 times including one of premier musky lakes in the world and I get my PB so close to home.
She was very thick for her head size and may be a giant some day.
We got a quick snap and she takes a little bit to revive from the long fight but swims away strong.

Thanx coyote for getting me out and putting me on the fish, I hope our schedules line up to get out again soon.

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Aux, you keep stocking em and I will keep catching em.
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Sun 29, 2019 1:41 am

Congrats man, great story to go with that great catch.

That's one of the biggest I've seen out of Geneva so far. The stockings are relatively new and in the coming years it could be a real trophy lake. I will be there in 2 weeks to help with the stocking of more muskys.
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby joetrain » Sep Sun 29, 2019 5:11 am

Great catch. Congrats on the pb.
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby FloridaRigger » Sep Sun 29, 2019 8:23 am

Congrats! must have been awesome catching on bass tackle

Aux - did you see the picture on Lake-Link of the 47" caught this week on Geneva?
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby vman01 » Sep Sun 29, 2019 9:54 am

That is getting er done man, nice fish and story.
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby FishinMatt » Sep Sun 29, 2019 10:41 am

Heck of a guide put you on that fish! Well done on the PB!
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Sun 29, 2019 11:05 am

FloridaRigger wrote:Congrats! must have been awesome catching on bass tackle

Aux - did you see the picture on Lake-Link of the 47" caught this week on Geneva?


No, but that's big news. A lot of guys at our last club meeting were saying the science around growth rates should only have the original stockings around 42-43". Should be a lot of chatter about it at our next meeting next Tuesday.
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby coyote » Sep Sun 29, 2019 11:12 am

I can only say that Bill was a damm Pro landing that beast, he never panicked at all. This old Guy could not pick him up on 2 tries so Bill did . I actually have footage i took because i thought we would not land him and wanted proof of the Musky lol. I was bite off a week before and Swedish Lenn had one on the same day but left the saftey thing on His lure and lost the Ski ha ha . 3 feet of water these Fish have been We have has a fantastic year for Pikes ...now i might start using a leader if these guys are gonna be this present
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby coyote » Sep Sun 29, 2019 11:45 am

Oh yeah we though when we lost a nice Bass 5 minutes into our fishing how bad that sucked because we did not have the net and then i almost lose a nice Walleye 5 minutes later that i barely get in we knew we might be jinxed i think we lost 3 or 4 Bass that day hard to remember
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby Skifish1 » Sep Sun 29, 2019 6:05 pm

Atta boy. Very cool congrats!
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby jmdog2003 » Sep Sun 29, 2019 9:14 pm

Wowiee nice teamwork and a great fish! :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby urbanHog312 » Sep Mon 30, 2019 8:21 am

awesome story and great fish.

first ballot WCF hall of famer if that were a thing

yep, coyote is definitely a legend round these parts.
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby Phil6 » Sep Mon 30, 2019 9:56 am

THICK body on a small head, awesome fish!!!
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby Steve-O » Oct Wed 09, 2019 11:49 am

Helluva fish OFF man, no better boat mate.
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Re: Late post on my new PB Musky (9/13)

Postby bobberwatcher » Oct Wed 09, 2019 12:59 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: would've loved to see the choke hold you had on that fish to land it without a net! Way to go!
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