Today John brought his wife Tracey along for good luck and it paid off. John has been pursuing one of these toothy buggers fo several days this summer, and as it turns out, all he had to do was bring his wife with him. John has been in the boat with me two other times this season, and both times he has battled fish only to have them get away on him. He had already witnessed the catch, but not on his own line. This was not to happen on this trip. Although we saw a few fish and had a couple of close calls earlier in the day, our confidence stayed high, and Tracey called it when she said that it will happen before we are finished. He kept his cool as this great looking 46 incher came gliding up behind his bait and missed it at the first swipe. As the fish turned on his bait for the second attempt, the 3 of us got to watch it snatch the bait right by the boat. It was a sweet sight to see, and after the hours John has put in to land one of these beasts, it was even greater to take the picture. WooHoo John! You Got One! Well Done! I have to give Tracey an assist on this fish, because she brought the good luck for the morning. Thanks Guys, have a great rest of the summer.
Last friday I hit the water with 2 great fishing gentlemen in Bob and Gary. Although there was some talk about putting leeches and crawlers on the hooks for panfish, I convinced them to stick with the big baits for the big fish. When we started throwing the baits and having fish jump at our lures, they were turned into muskie men, and Gary slowly was tempted away from the bluegills. We had our chances on several fish that morning, but as muskie fishing always seems to go, they didn't all come in the net. The top Trophy Encounter for the morning was this dandy 44 incher that just couldn't shake the hooks. I have to give the credit to the muskies on this morning, because the cold front that hit was nasty and they just shouldn't have been willing to bite. Oh well, I'll let them keep on eating if they want to:) Another TE update that I love so much. Thanks everyone that made it possible.
Saturday night we tried for the eyes, and I can sense that I am going to have to get the cooker ready for fish again....And we landed one muskie before we could leave the water that night. It wasn't very large, but a muskie nonetheless and watching it jump 3 times before coming in the boat is always exciting. No pics of this guy since I just unhooked it by the boat and never had to touch it. That muskie rash on the hands is taking its toll...
Congrats to the newlyweds Loge and Tork! You guys rock! Best wishes, and a life full of happiness!