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PashminaAfghan
Posted: Oct 07, 2018 - 08:13 am


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Who says there aren't big ones in the Kawarthas? LOL

48", I'd guess 27 - 28lbs. Every bit the handful of 50s I've caught up north.

Got her on a large Perch crankbait trolling weedlines.

Tight lines all....

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MikeyLovesMuskies
Posted: Oct 07, 2018 - 08:36 am


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Holy smokes!! That's one thick beauty. Congrats, sir

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FishingChef
Posted: Oct 07, 2018 - 10:03 am


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Wow!!! Awesome catch...congrats!!!

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chazD
Posted: Oct 07, 2018 - 12:22 pm


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Beauty ski👍👍

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sabby
Posted: Oct 07, 2018 - 01:54 pm


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Nice fish!

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Lookinforeyes
Posted: Oct 07, 2018 - 07:46 pm


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That's a great catch man 😜Good to see 👍

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Chad
Posted: Oct 07, 2018 - 11:06 pm


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VERY NICE!

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Attila
Posted: Oct 09, 2018 - 11:10 pm


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Nice!!!!

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Hank Jr
Posted: Oct 10, 2018 - 06:00 am


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Nice fish and picture thanks for the report

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stevepod
Posted: Oct 13, 2018 - 09:54 am


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Way to go ! Nice ski ! That one has been feeding good nice and thick.

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Chevy
Posted: Oct 13, 2018 - 12:16 pm


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That's a beast. Congrats

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Bredan2003
Posted: Oct 14, 2018 - 05:32 pm


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Wow, Great catch!!!

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Fossy47
Posted: Oct 14, 2018 - 10:25 pm


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Beauty Fish.Congrats!

I noticed her tail was pretty red, which is a sign of over exhausted from fighting.
About 5 yrs ago, I had a similar situation when caught a large female (51") on Stoney Lake. I was fishing Walleye (not Muskies) and using 8lb test & white jig and in 50 ft. of water. Go figure. When I got her to the boat I noticed her tail was quite red too.
It took me a good 15 mins for her to recover and swim away.

Just curious who you made out with this beauty? Did it take long for her to recover?


My problem is hooking large fish with light line. With Muskies especially, that isn't good, as they will fight to the death. I've caught 3 Muskies over 50", all on my light rod & light line, fishing for Walleyes with a small jig in deep water...go figure.
Fortunately all 3 did swim away.

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PashminaAfghan
Posted: Oct 15, 2018 - 08:55 am


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She recovered well - maybe 2-3 mins before swimming away strongly.

Water temp was cool (56 degrees), and I managed to handle her mostly in the water - save the picture, of course.

Your observation is interesting though. I went back and looked at all the pictures I have of previous fish, and pretty much any muskie I've ever caught - whether on heavy or light line - has had that coloration. And I haven't lost a fish yet to exhaustion, thankfully....

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Fossy47
Posted: Oct 15, 2018 - 03:25 pm


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I got that tip from an OPP boat that watched me land the 51"er on Stoney Lake.
He said when the blood accumulates in their extremities (the tail) it is a sign of over exhaustion.
it made sense to me, as I know when I 'over exercise' (which isn't often) I'll often have a red face.
Maybe the same thing...who knows.
Besides..who argues with two OPP guys in a big boat carrying guns...lol.

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