Musky are snapping

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Musky are snapping

Postby billebob5 » Apr Mon 01, 2019 1:32 pm

First encounter of the year today. flow 3500. height 12.51 both numbers are dropping fast. Tossed a 5" swim bait a few times in slack water and absolutely got crushed. Didn't take longer than 3-4 casts. Urban setting, cold stiff breeze. had an audience for a while until I beached her. Double winged grip, quickly remove the treble and she really didn't like that. Shook a few times, swam away before I could properly land her and snap a picture.

Funny thing is I was thinking about fishing Montgomery dam about this time about 5 years ago and fishing next to a dude who caught a ski on a white jig right next to me. Much smaller fish back then, not a minute later this fish slammed my line.

Sometimes I make good "lunch hour" decisions and some times I don't. Today was a good day.
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Re: Musky are snapping

Postby polishfly » Apr Mon 01, 2019 1:53 pm

Hell yea! Sounds like an awesome catch dude! My first musky encounter ever was when I was in middle school fishing with a few buddies of mine. This is around the time I met RonG back at "Horseshoe pond"! Anyway, I'm not sure where on the Fox we were fishing but we were somewhere near a bridge, and up river from the bridge my buddy was tossing a yellow twister tail on a jig, maybe 2" twister. And it got slammed. He got the ski all the way up to the shore and was trying to grab it, had his hands on it and it shook free. He was crushed haha! It was huge, but as a kit a 2' fish was a monster so I couldnt tell you the true size. It re-enforced my love of fishing because you never truly know what will be on the end of that line in the darkness.
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Re: Musky are snapping

Postby Woohoodude11 » Apr Wed 03, 2019 6:42 am

That's awesome, definitely a lunch hour well spent!
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Re: Musky are snapping

Postby Marisios » Jun Mon 17, 2019 2:15 am

I got banned for spamming!!!!
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Re: Musky are snapping

Postby billebob5 » Jun Mon 17, 2019 11:03 am

dang it, I knew i shouldn't have clicked that link
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Re: Musky are snapping

Postby Phil6 » Jun Mon 17, 2019 11:44 am

billebob5 wrote:dang it, I knew i shouldn't have clicked that link


Whats wrong with a Polish 4x4 forum??? :lol:
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Re: Musky are snapping

Postby billebob5 » Jun Mon 17, 2019 12:57 pm

well, if you can read it, did it give any good tips on fishing the Fox?
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Re: Musky are snapping

Postby Phil6 » Jun Mon 17, 2019 1:20 pm

billebob5 wrote:well, if you can read it, did it give any good tips on fishing the Fox?


some dude lookin for parts at cost, or at least what I gathered skimming it
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Re: Musky are snapping

Postby Rambler » Jun Tue 18, 2019 6:40 pm

^^^WTF? I don't get it.
Keep calm and fish on...

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Re: Musky are snapping

Postby SmalliesNEyes » Jun Tue 18, 2019 7:23 pm

Rambler wrote:^^^WTF? I don't get it.

Some guy dropped a random link to a 4x4 website.
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