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Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

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Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

Postby Jake Gaudet » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Haven't been one to post fishing reports in the past but... I figured during a slow afternoon in the office and a good day of fishing last week why not.

A buddy and I set out on a musky mission last Saturday morning, first time ever seriously targeting Musky and first time fishing this section of the RIdeau. Went into it without any expectations and a pretty open mind and were rewarded.

Hit the water before sunrise and boated the first one and biggest of the day on a figure 8 before 6am. Didn't have a scale or tape measure but my best guess would be somewhere in the 12-15lbs range.

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Spent the rest of the day covering lots of water and hooked into another 4 decent fish. Musky look great with a little extension of the arms in a photo lol. All in all I was expecting to grind all day and maybe get 1 or 2 if we were lucky so I was happily shocked to end up catching 5 in a day... Now it's time to search for the big mama gator.

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Re: Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

Postby River Monster » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:39 pm

Nice Fish...the bigger ones are in there. Keep at it and you'll get one
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Re: Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

Postby Hank Jr » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:48 am

Thanks for the report . You had a good day on the water just remember Muskies can really be tough to find some days . I hope you get that BIG one you are looking for .
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Re: Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

Postby RJ » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:33 am

Great stuff! You could spend YEARS and never do 4 in a day again!

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Re: Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

Postby mb_fishing » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:43 pm

That is a stellar day for sure. Healthy looking fish!
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Re: Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

Postby ShawnD » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:39 pm

Wow that's a heck of a day out!
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Re: Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

Postby Fishoholic » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:34 am

Some guys don't even get that much action in a year let alone a day. Thats a good first outing, way to go guys. Thanks for sharing and good luck rest of season!
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Re: Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

Postby Maple » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:48 pm

Ain't that a hoot!! 5 in one day. I thought they were fish of tern thousand casts. Better to be lucky than good sometimes.
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Re: Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

Postby BigC » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:22 pm

Congrat guys....I hate you, but congrats anyway. LOL :mrgreen:
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Re: Beginners Luck - Musky 2017

Postby TJO » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:29 am

Thanks for posting. I have fished the Rideau river a few times and have yet to have a 4 muskie day so well done. They sure are fun to catch!
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