50.5 inch Musky!

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  1. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    I caught and released this brute during my Northern Wisconsin vacation in June. The best part was Mom and the 3 kids were in the boat with me. It was pretty hecktic in the boat with 3 little ones fighting for a view. Samantha is 6 and was trying to net the thing with a net built for crappies. I'm telling them to stay back so I can hand land the fish. Everything turned out great. I didn't catch alot of fish that week but did pretty good on the size of fish; 37"musky, 31" pike 25" walleye.

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  2. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Wow congrats! That's a huge fish! Sounds like you had a good time.
     

  3. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Jim!
     
  4. royinidaho

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    Great catch!!

    I pulled in a 12 incher in PA years back. Looked like a ceegar.:)
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    It would seem to me that I guy who can do that --- probably does other things pretty well, too. Didn't I read somewhere that you are a gunsmith?
     
  6. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, I may be the luckiest Musky fisherman ever. I have caught 3 legal fish in a total of 10 days of fishing. Between this trip and last years.

    Some guys have fished for the elusive 50 inch fish for 30 years and came up blank.
    I consider myself privelaged to handle such a magnificent fish. I hope the next guy lucky enough to land that fish respects it enough to keep it in the water.

    Although I wouldn't blame any serious musky nut for keeping it. It truly is a once in a liftime fish.

    Next year I'll be gunning for a 52", Hell who knows I might just be that lucky.
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Nice hat!
     
  8. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Now that's a BIG fish, Question what is the state record in Wisconsin for Muskies you may have released a record fish at least you have a picture of the fish.
    Check with the IGFA on what is a record for Muskies, i thought i had a record for LM Bass in N. Carolina thirty years ago BUT was three OZ short, was worth $1000 Dollars if it was had all the right tackle (Rod, Reel, Line, Lure) also the line weight matters.
     
  9. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    I know nothing about Musky's but something tells me Wholley Molley that big.:) Siunds like you caught some other pretty good size fish. Congratulations Jim.
     
  10. ROBSTER

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    Great catch Jim thanks for sharing.
    robster