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Classic "Garage" Big Fish

Classic "Garage" Big Fish
Lake of the Woods July 2011 50.5" Muskie

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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