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Lake: Antero Reservoir
Fish: Tiger Muskie


Post By: panfishin      Posted: 6/22/2021 9:10:11 AM     Points: 9218    
So last Saturday I decided to go to Antero instead of Spinney with one goal in mind...knock off the Tiger Muskie off the ol bucket list. I had an idea of where i wanted to fish and decided to troll out to that a little distracted by landing 3 trout before i got past the island off the south parking lot.

Got to my spot and tied on a small swimbait and started casting towards the taller weeds. Maybe 5 minutes of casting I pulled the bait over the weeds and let it drop...and got to watch a tiger that had been following it dart down and smash the bait! soo cool to be able to see the strike in the crystal clear water!

Mission Accomplished...spent the rest of the morning trying to get another...broke off on what could have been another (in my head it will be a giant tiger muskie lol) and also wound up landing close to 20 trout, mostly browns in the 16-18" range. Winds picked up as usual but more than I thought they would. wound up pulling in my biggest trout of the day at just over 20" while trying to surf the waves back to my truck.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/22/2021 9:32:35 AM     Points: 72979
Billy - you are now my mortal enemy! At least until I finally catch one of those things. 😂 Congratulations!!!!
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 6/22/2021 9:41:02 AM     Points: 4414
Awesome. Those things are a blast. I wish they'd put them in a few more of our lakes. I can't seem to catch one when I'm trying, but run into one with my "finesse" smallmouth lures occasionally. Pretty good adrenaline rush when you get smoke coming out of your reel.
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 6/22/2021 9:57:28 AM     Points: 9218
AWB - 🤣 Ive always wanted a mortal enemy!! Shoot me an email thru the skipper link if you want any more info on locating these guys
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/22/2021 10:13:52 AM     Points: 48416
That's awesome Billy! Way to go!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 6/22/2021 10:29:32 AM     Points: 745
Very cool!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 6/22/2021 11:33:30 AM     Points: 415
Nice job! Beautiful fish!🎣👊
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: 6/22/2021 11:50:42 AM     Points: 216
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 6/22/2021 11:56:37 AM     Points: 9218
Right about 22-24, as I was putting it on my board it made a break for it and jumped out of the kayak 😆 I got too excited and forgot to put my net at the end of the board like I normally do so that when that happens they just go into the net instead.
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