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Had to wait till the rain died out but hit the water approx. 4PM launched at selfridge. Water was like glass not a wave to be seen was awesome. Wish I had a topwater muskie lure. Went straight out from the launch in about 7' of water. Was out about 15 minutes when I had to deal with the first of my 7 year olds tangles, I was in the front of the boat working on a good one, when I looked into the water and saw a huge muskie swim right by about 3' down. The fish had to be all of 50" it looked the size of a frieghter. No action till the wind picked up and started blowing out of the north. Had a very nice hit to start, then 5 minutes after had a little 25 incher follow the bucktail, casted it back out a couple feet and he hit it, netted it, then 5 minutes later had a low 30's follow it in but couldnt get it to hit the spinner. That follow was great as my son was just coming to the front of the boat and seen the fish come in, He got all excited. He than put on a smaller tiger stripe bucktail (He had to get in on the action) and 5 minutes later had one larger follow it in, he was jumping up and down he was so excited. 20 minutes later had a nice hit and this time the fish was hooked, I looked where the lure was and seen the large shadow, it made one good run then when I got it the side of the boat looked down and seen it was a pike not a muskie. Didnt measure it but it was 36"+, the picture sucks the way I was holding it, it was a fat fish, look how big its head is. Rest of the evening was quite got off the lake just after 9PM. Still looking for my first 40+ muskie, but it gets closer with every cast and my son doesnt complain as much to me about casting the big bucktails all day after seeing his nice fish follow.
 

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QUOTE(6667supersport @ Jul 20 2009, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Had to wait till the rain died out but hit the water approx. 4PM launched at selfridge. Water was like glass not a wave to be seen was awesome. Wish I had a topwater muskie lure. Went straight out from the launch in about 7' of water. Was out about 15 minutes when I had to deal with the first of my 7 year olds tangles, I was in the front of the boat working on a good one, when I looked into the water and saw a huge muskie swim right by about 3' down. The fish had to be all of 50" it looked the size of a frieghter. No action till the wind picked up and started blowing out of the north. Had a very nice hit to start, then 5 minutes after had a little 25 incher follow the bucktail, casted it back out a couple feet and he hit it, netted it, then 5 minutes later had a low 30's follow it in but couldnt get it to hit the spinner. That follow was great as my son was just coming to the front of the boat and seen the fish come in, He got all excited. He than put on a smaller tiger stripe bucktail (He had to get in on the action) and 5 minutes later had one larger follow it in, he was jumping up and down he was so excited. 20 minutes later had a nice hit and this time the fish was hooked, I looked where the lure was and seen the large shadow, it made one good run then when I got it the side of the boat looked down and seen it was a pike not a muskie. Didnt measure it but it was 36"+, the picture sucks the way I was holding it, it was a fat fish, look how big its head is. Rest of the evening was quite got off the lake just after 9PM. Still looking for my first 40+ muskie, but it gets closer with every cast and my son doesnt complain as much to me about casting the big bucktails all day after seeing his nice fish follow.

Nice fish! It's hard work taking a rugrat musky fishing but the payoff is well worth the effort! Great job!
 
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