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Classic “Garage” Big Fish

August 25th, 2011 0
Lake of the Woods July 2011  50.5" Muskie
Phillip Gutmann
Lake in the Hills IL
Species: Hybrid Muskie
Date Caught: 07/07/2011
Kept / Released: Released
Region of Catch: Region 4
Length: 50.5
Weight: 32
Lure / Bait used: Lure | Black and Silver Mepps Musky Marabou
Caught this beautiful 50.5″ from what we term a “garage” in the Tug Channel on Lake of the Woods, July 2011. Fish was sitting in a small reed bed which contained lilly pads. Bullrushes and rocks were also in the same location. Fish literally exploded out of the reeds and totally inhaled the bait up to the leader. She was hooked well but never in the critical areas of her throat or gills. Fish was released in good shape.
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