These are just a few of the Muskies that have been caught over the past few years by members of the family and myself. I have been Muskie fishing for about the past 18 years now with just one keeper to show for my efforts that was caught on an October trip in 05. This fish was 42.5 inches in length. This hybrid was caught on a live Sucker right after an afternoon thunderstorm moved through the area. On that same morning, Ken caught his second keeper of his lifetime. That fish, also being a hybrid, was just a little over 43 inches in length. His first keeper came that summer in 2005. That fish also hybrid being 44 inches in length. Hey, thank God the fish he caught in the fall of 05 was smaller than that one caught in the summer, because the 44 incher was already at the taxidermist being mounted. Yes, 18 years is a long time for one keeper. Fishing for Muskies becomes a sickness after you through that Bucktail or Jerk Bait for hours on end and then all of a sudden you see that torpedo behind your bait. Your adrenaline gets going and your knees begin to to shake as you watch that Lunge flair its gills, opens its toothy maw, and inhale your lure. Its amazing....... Got to get another one.
Now lets talk about a fish. Beth’s Muskie was 47.5 inches. This fish was caught in July of 2006. This is the fish to beat in the family so far. What a great looking fish at that. Hey, I wasn’t in the boat but I hear it was an amazing feat with the light rod she was using and my nephew Mike on the net. That’s a scary thought. This was also her first keeper but only her second Muskie ever caught. Her first, caught about two casts prior to the big one. Great fish Beth…All the Best.
Mikes Muskie was caught in the summer of 2005 and just shy of 39 inches.