Randin Olson
ottertail  mn
with moon rise approaching, I headed for an in-side corner that I had seen this fish on numerous times over the season. I had Perfect conditions with the first real cold weather movement of the year on the horizon. With annoying drizzle and high winds, I dropped the trolling motor and started my controlled drift. As I was working the corner, I spotted the fish surface as muskies do and made a cast in the direction of the moving fish. To my surprise, within the first couple cranks of the reel the fish struck with the force of a wrecking ball. With enormous head shakes and my shaking legs I was able to land the fish and the rest well that’s history.
Species: Muskellunge
Date Caught: 08/17/2012
Kept / Released: Released
Region of Catch: Region 5
Length: 54″
Lure / Bait used: Lure | 14″ long black skirt with silver blades homeade bucktail

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