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48" Musky with 2 lb nanofil?? YOU BET!

48" Musky with 2 lb nanofil?? YOU BET!
48" musky caught on 2 lb nanofil with a panfish rod using a 1/64 oz firefly while fishing for yellow bass

Jason Brinkman

cedar falls Iowa



I was fishing for yellow bass on Clear Lake Friday night with Chad Herman and as the storms were rolling to the north of us (not that far away) I felt a yellow bite and then something dang hard hit. Turns out it was this 48" (we rough measured with a fishing pole, we know it wasn't smaller, but could have been 49" or 50", we reported it to DNR as 48") Musky. I had caught a yellow and within a split second the musky hit. Took 30-40 min to get him to shore (we were wading) so we could manhandle this thing. The best part, I was using a panfish rod (St. Croix) and 2 lb nanofil line with a 1/64th oz jig! He was hooked perfectly in the upper lip. When I finally got him close enough to see what I had on the other end, the yellow was still on my fishing line like we had used a stringer!

Species:

Date Caught: 05/31/2013




Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 5

Length: 48"


Weight:

Lure / Bait used: Lure | glow, 1/64 oz northland firefly

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