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Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2013 9:37 pm
by bapentec
My Uncle just passed away and I drove all night Thursday to be by his side as he took his last voyage. Things have been pretty stressful, you guys know what I do when I get stressed......I fish my ass off. These puppies actually scare me now.....the one in my Fishing jersey is 49 inches, the one in my blue shirt is 47......Enjoy, I know I did! First time fishing for these......two trophies in one day.....I'll be back out in the morning for 14 more hours. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Four total Muskie...51,50,49,47.....and a three pound bass just to seal the deal. Great day!

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2013 9:55 pm
by Travatron
Sorry about your uncle...

Those skis are beauties... hopefully they eased your pain and stress. Thanks for sharin!

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2013 10:16 pm
by Absolute Hoot
You could use some pointers on how to hold muskie, but there are worse problems to have.

Some respectable fish. Good moon phase to go on a bender. :thumbup:

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2013 10:24 pm
by bapentec
To be honest.......I am scared of those damn fish......holding them is not fun to me.....and I need all kinds of instruction....I look like I'm constipated while holding them....I really have no idea what I'm doing. :wink:

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2013 10:26 pm
by bapentec
Please give me some tips....my buddies hand is shredded like hamburger meat tonight......curious how he will be suffering tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2013 10:55 pm
by localyokal
Great job on the skis. I'd be in heaven to catch any one of those fish.

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PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2013 11:11 pm
by Skifish1
Oh my, Don't think I could even lift those logs above my waist.....tough reason to take a trip for the reason but good you got some fishing in. Looks like you found a great guide for a day....

Illinois is such a hot bed for fishing I'm surprised you could find better fish outside it's border :sarcasm:

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2013 11:21 pm
by krispydave
Sorry about your uncle, Brian.

Those skis are pretty incredible

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2013 11:37 pm
by bapentec
Skifish1 wrote:Oh my, Don't think I could even lift those logs above my waist.....tough reason to take a trip for the reason but good you got some fishing in. Looks like you found a great guide for a day....

Illinois is such a hot bed for fishing I'm surprised you could find better fish outside it's border :sarcasm:

He's taking me out for free tomorrow, and I'm staying with him in September for a quick stop on my way to Florida to fish there for a week. I guess I made an impression today....think it might have been a good one.

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Mon 19, 2013 11:38 pm
by bapentec
Hey localyokal....I want to fish with you when I get back.....it's been bugging me for a while now.

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 1:07 am
by piker84
Sorry about your uncle. But damn them are some beautiful fish, really. One of those Muskies is a gorilla, biggest one I seen posted on this site in a long time, can't even remember the last time I seen one that big on here. It was some bad circumstances that you had to take the trip for, but I think you turned it more positive with some amazing fishing. Definitely Hall of Fame worthy, great job.

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PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 7:06 am
by Aux Pleins
I didn't even know there was musky and musky fishermen in Tennessee :shock:

Sorry for your loss.

Thanks for the pics, they cheered me up. Hopefully did the trick for you and yours as well.

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 10:06 am
by BassCaster
Holly Crap !!!!! :shock: They are some monsters. Sorry to hear about your Uncle...

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 10:29 am
by JustinCarf
Those definitely had to cheer you up somewhat. I know they would have cheered me up. Great looking ski's! Sorry for your loss, man.

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 10:35 am
by irish bandit
Sorry to hear about your uncle. Get a pair of gloves to wear when holding them... your fingers will thank you!

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PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 12:35 pm
by FishHard
Amazing pics!!!.... sorry for your loss.

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 12:48 pm
by billebob5
not much else to say but sorry for your loss and holy crap nice job on the fish dude.

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 12:51 pm
by Bobba Down
:shock: :shock: You might as well hang up your gear, that is a trip of a liftime right there!!

Not many people associate TN with Musky, but between a couple of their river, and reservoir systems, they have quietly built a world class musky fishery down there! Ive always wanted to fish the warm water discharge below the Melton Hill Reservoir in the winter time. I hear the ski's stack up like cordwood.

As far as fish handling : Just keep in mind that a fish that long and heavy doesnt have the bone structure to support its own weight once its removed from the water. Apply support to the belly of the fish, and try to keep its back as straight as possible.


Again, well done!

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 1:54 pm
by BrookfieldAngler
Sorry about you uncle and congrats on your fish!! Upper 40" and 50" musky are definite trophies!!

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 2:10 pm
by Afalconsvick
Hell of a trip, can't beat that!!!

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 2:14 pm
by pinecone
Aux Pleins wrote:I didn't even know there was musky and musky fishermen in Tennessee :shock:

Sorry for your loss.

Thanks for the pics, they cheered me up. Hopefully did the trick for you and yours as well.


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Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 3:01 pm
by coyote
Geez, fish of a lifetime. I also had no clue Musky in Tennesse

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 4:31 pm
by fishhunter80
Sorry to hear about your uncle. Fishing can be great therapy! Those are some real monsters! I will barely hold a pike or walleye of 20 inches, I can't imagine I would have any idea how to hold a toothy fish that big.

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PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 4:36 pm
by tmoney
Nice work dude! Sorry to hear about your loss. Fishing has always helped me, and I'm sure that will be great therapy for you. Especially when you're fishing for MONSTERS like that. Boom.

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PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 4:44 pm
by Steve-O
My condolences regarding your Uncle, ......absolutely INCREDIBLE fish! 4 healthy ski's all near 50" & a tree lb LM. Unreal experience it must have been.

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Tue 20, 2013 8:48 pm
by bapentec
I invited Cory Allen to join the site and tell you about this fishery.....It is Melton hill btw.....we caught a 30 and 52 today!

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Wed 21, 2013 9:10 am
by FISHdank
Beautiful monsters! Sorry for your loss.

Re: Tenessee PB's and first timers

PostPosted: Aug Wed 21, 2013 8:33 pm
by lefty_stratton
Holy....F*&^%.... :clap: