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Went down below the Dubay dam on the WI river yesterday for some walleye and smallie action. The bite was great for both and we caught lots of smallies and I got a couple that were over 18", nice fish for around here. Also got several eating size walleyes so a fish fry is on the books. The locks were open so the water was moving pretty good. The only thing fish would hit was a live minnow, weightless cast upstream to drift by them. I dont know how they were grabbing it because it was moving so !@*% fast. Anyway, in the middle of it all this big girl hit and I had a heck of a time getting her in with my 6'6" med/light pole and 8# line but that made it fun! The biggest Muskey I've ever caught. My tape only goes to 36" and she was well above that. Wish I had a better camera, but hopefuly this works. :-/

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Man! That's quite a fish.

Congratualtions!

8-)

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I'd say that one has to go 50".  There is guys that fish muskies there whole lives and never catch one that big.  Idk how you got that in on 8lb. test with no leader.  You are quite the fisherman! Congratulations

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I would say that getting her in was luck more then anything. The min we got her in the net, she made one more big effort to get away and my line snapped. I have to say though, she could have made it alot harder. I've caught muskys before and I think if this one would have put her mind to it, she would still be peeling drag.

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