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I don't actually know if this is a "big" musky since I'm not familiar with them, but it is definitely the biggest I have landed. Measured the fish on my rod and I will update with a length when I buy a tape. One more will make 10 muskies for me so far! I caught her on a 9" ABT suicide glide, I was walking it like a spook and she crushed it! I caught another on it afterwords and it went completely airborne with the bait in its mouth.

EDIT: The fish, measured beside my rod, was 43".

 

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Dude, unless you're a midget, that's a great fish.  I have no idea what exactly you've stumbled upon, but I've never seen anyone catch river musky like this.  

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10 hours ago, Turkey sandwich said:

Dude, unless you're a midget, that's a great fish.  I have no idea what exactly you've stumbled upon, but I've never seen anyone catch river musky like this.  

I'm 6'1" but I'm built a bit like a post spawn buck bass

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Great Picture ~ Awesome Smile.

Genuine Angling Success Induced Joy.

Congrats on the new Musky PB

I've got a feeling you're not done just yet.

A-Jay

 

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10 hours ago, Turkey sandwich said:

Dude, unless you're a midget, that's a great fish.  I have no idea what exactly you've stumbled upon, but I've never seen anyone catch river musky like this.  

Or any musky water, for that matter...I grew up in Wisconsin and know a LOT of guys who spend their whole lives fishing for that fish.

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The completely ridiculous part... How many have you caught in the past 3 weeks?

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1 hour ago, Turkey sandwich said:

The completely ridiculous part... How many have you caught in the past 3 weeks?

I have landed 9. 

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that is awesome

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Nice one!

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Nice looking ski. The holy grail for musky fisherman is 50". That's a bucket fish. 

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19 hours ago, Dwight Hottle said:

Nice looking ski. The holy grail for musky fisherman is 50". That's a bucket fish. 

Are they as uncommon as a DD largemouth?

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Nice musky! That is a big one in my book and that one looks to be in great shape (clean fins, etc.). 

Have you caught any of what I refer to as "evil size" (24" - 28")? Because you can get one of those in while they are still fairly green they can be more dangerous with a mouthful of trebles that the big ones.

 

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10 minutes ago, everythingthatswims said:

Are they as uncommon as a DD largemouth?

A 50" ski?  Probably more!  What did yours end up measuring??

Jeff

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A DD in NY is far rarer than a 50" muskie.  There's reports every year from the St.Lawrence of them.

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1 hour ago, everythingthatswims said:

Are they as uncommon as a DD largemouth?

Not for Lucky Craft Man. 

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2 hours ago, Turtle135 said:

Nice musky! That is a big one my my book and that one looks to be in great shape (clean fins, etc.). 

Have you caught any of what I refer to as "evil size" (24" - 28")? Because you can get one of those in while they are still fairly green they can be more dangerous with a mouthful of trebles that the big ones.

 

We have only caught one under 30" and yes he was very evil

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You've landed 9 in the past 3 weeks?!  I haven't caught ONE in 15 years!  I stopped keeping track at 300 hours about 5 years ago...

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5 hours ago, Dwight Hottle said:

Not for Lucky Craft Man. 

Haha...I wish 50 inchers were common for me.  However, when I fish for bass, it is almost always Smallmouth, so I have a better chance of catching 1000 50 inch Musky vs. 1 DD Smallmouth.

Nice Fish, by the way!  I would be curious to hear the measurement on that one.  I would guess that's a nice mid-40's fish, which is a great catch.

As far as 50 inchers being rare, finding a honey hole that puts out fish like it has been for you is far rarer than catching a 50 inch musky.  That's the true great accomplishment here.

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On 8/31/2016 at 8:54 PM, Lucky Craft Man said:

Haha...I wish 50 inchers were common for me.  However, when I fish for bass, it is almost always Smallmouth, so I have a better chance of catching 1000 50 inch Musky vs. 1 DD Smallmouth.

Nice Fish, by the way!  I would be curious to hear the measurement on that one.  I would guess that's a nice mid-40's fish, which is a great catch.

As far as 50 inchers being rare, finding a honey hole that puts out fish like it has been for you is far rarer than catching a 50 inch musky.  That's the true great accomplishment here.

Measured beside my rod, the fish was 43". I have a feeling that with a proper measuring tape or a measuring board it would have been a couple more than that, but I'm not complaining!

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Glad you got a ballpark on that fish.  I was thinking mi 40s as well.  It's gotta be pushing mid teens in weight.

On 8/31/2016 at 8:54 PM, Lucky Craft Man said:

As far as 50 inchers being rare, finding a honey hole that puts out fish like it has been for you is far rarer than catching a 50 inch musky.  That's the true great accomplishment here.

Amen to that!  I have a little spot that churns out 8-12 lb. northerns near my house...it's a blast, and only kayak accessible.

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