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Fish: Tiger Muskie

The fish of 10,000 casts!

Post By: Goonch      Posted: 7/12/2017 5:40:00 PM     Points: 9    
I've got a ton of respect for any muskie head that fishes for these beasts year round. I absolutely love them but most days they drive me mad! Which is why I only devote 4 or 5 days each season fishing for them, usually unsuccessfully. Monday was NOT one of those day. I had the afternoon off so me and my buddy decided to roll the dice on a musky lake. They weather seemed perfect, the water level and clarity looked great, and the temp was right. We ended the day with two fish, the first was 38" and the second was a fat 41". Absolutely epic afternoon of fishing! I just hope it doesn't take another 10,000 casts to connect again. Cheers!
 Reply by: icemaster      Posted: 7/12/2017 5:49:37 PM     Points: 206    
Beautiful Fish, congrats!
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 7/12/2017 5:57:24 PM     Points: 8742    
That will be a hard day of muskie fishing to beat, congratulations.
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 7/12/2017 5:59:28 PM     Points: 53607    
I think I saw one of those boys there a couple weeks ago chasing my lure lol. Congratulations to you! Judging from the way that you handled them I'd imagine that you let them go free correct?
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/12/2017 6:07:52 PM     Points: 29819    
Beautiful fish....congrats!
 Reply by: Goonch      Posted: 7/12/2017 6:27:14 PM     Points: 9    
Of course they both went back in the drink! I practice 100% catch and release on every species. Weird I know, I just like catching fish
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 7/12/2017 6:31:00 PM     Points: 53607    
Figured so. You rock man.
 Reply by: Goonch      Posted: 7/12/2017 6:31:40 PM     Points: 9    
You'll also notice they're both missing their left pelvic fin. Anyone know what that's about? I'm sure they were removed by the CPW before they were stocked but why?
 Reply by: Wally1425      Posted: 7/12/2017 6:47:41 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: Kokanee Bro      Posted: 7/12/2017 6:56:47 PM     Points: 239    
That's awesome congrats!
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 7/12/2017 7:32:05 PM     Points: 47516    
Awesome! Thats one species ive never got a hook into.
 Reply by: Whiskerhunter      Posted: 7/12/2017 7:33:24 PM     Points: 1030    
Nicely done
 Reply by: chadfish      Posted: 7/12/2017 8:31:17 PM     Points: 9    
WOW, NICE JOB!!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 7/12/2017 9:24:50 PM     Points: 197    
Sweet!!! Congrats,two quality fish!!
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 7/12/2017 10:28:18 PM     Points: 26993    
That is fu$%#!g awesome!!! Nice work!
 Reply by: wickedfisha      Posted: 7/13/2017 5:51:47 AM     Points: 1485    
dam!! That thing is a monster! I do believe that would be a pretty solid Muskie showing in most places. Well done!
 Reply by: trouty      Posted: 7/13/2017 6:17:59 AM     Points: 236    
Well done!!!
 Reply by: fom      Posted: 7/13/2017 6:30:39 AM     Points: 4493    
The missing fin may be a method of marking when they were stocked, at Quincy they used to use dye on the gill plate to indicate the year stocked. None the less a great catch, congrats !

Fom/Kev
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 7/13/2017 6:43:37 AM     Points: 2545    
Anybody try evergreen for tiger's. That's the only reason to go to evergreen lake
 Reply by: gsn1574      Posted: 7/13/2017 7:30:19 AM     Points: 733    
Man, that is awesome. Congrats on the epic day.
 Reply by: LastKast2010      Posted: 7/13/2017 8:17:01 AM     Points: 4241    
Check out that Musky!!! Super nice catch Bro!!!
 Reply by: LTC Deano      Posted: 7/13/2017 8:49:26 AM     Points: 155    
 Reply by: Coyute      Posted: 7/13/2017 9:53:22 AM     Points: 109    
Beautiful fish!
 Reply by: Chuck Roast      Posted: 7/13/2017 12:57:00 PM     Points: 85    
Congratulations!
 Reply by: Goonch      Posted: 7/13/2017 1:39:34 PM     Points: 9    
Thank you all! Days like that keep the fire burning!
 Reply by: ultralightfanatic      Posted: 7/13/2017 4:26:38 PM     Points: 814    
Welcome aboard, that's a hella way to start! Very nice indeed.
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 7/13/2017 6:55:46 PM     Points: 2289    
I'm going to build a lake and fill it with Tigers and feeder fish......then charge anglers to catch them LOL.....nice fish, I've not put a tiger on the bank in almost 30 years........10000 cast's is a low estimate~!
 Reply by: jonjon85      Posted: 7/13/2017 7:26:45 PM     Points: 1377    
Awesome, congrats
 Reply by: Nevrskunkt      Posted: 7/13/2017 8:25:32 PM     Points: 1093    
Either one of those would have made it a great trip out. Excellent looking fish!
 Reply by: barbed      Posted: 7/13/2017 10:39:43 PM     Points: 275    
Awesome fish, congrats! I am bitting my tongue on where though :)
 Reply by: Stalkie      Posted: 7/14/2017 3:09:10 PM     Points: 52    
Awesome fish! Congrats! Glad to know they do exist in CO and its not just some legend.
 Reply by: Buhhda719      Posted: 7/14/2017 6:52:04 PM     Points: 20    
wow truely beautiful fish
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: 7/15/2017 4:33:28 PM     Points: 3843    
Just AWESOME !

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