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"Are You Ready For Some Musky?"
Big Surprize !

Greg Coleman

Ham Lake Minnesota



What a big surprize! While Lindy rigging, with minnows, on Leech Lake, this 46" monster decided to have a snack and excite us all. All my brother, brother-in-law and wife could say was "O My God" repeatedly as I played the monster on 8lb test. The struggle lasted about 20 min as the monster ran around the boat, sat on the bottom, and crused the surface. With only a walleye net and our hands we brought the big guy on board. The net bent in half and I was slimed from bear huging the fish. After a picture we successfully released this beautiful fish and laughted for half and hour, telling and retelling the story of the day.

Species: Muskellunge

Date Caught: 09/04/2011


Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 5

Length: 46"


Weight: 31

Lure / Bait used: Bait | Lindy rig, minnow

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