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Has this happened to anyone else?

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I know many muskies are caught multiples times in their lives, even multiple times within a year. I'm just curious about whether or not anyone on this forum has caught a fish, then re-caught that fish later.

This fish has seen my boat twice now, and I thought it was pretty interesting. Both times she hit boatside.

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and i'm much happier than I look, just bad timing.

Gotta love catch and release.

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We boated the same fish twice last year 2 weeks apart by 2 different guys.

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Same lure?

I got the same one 3 times last year in two weeks, all on topwater but different lure each time.

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Very similar lure. All of my other gear is in the metro, was out with 4 baits and a net last night.

And it was just a little over 2 weeks apart.

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I love your buddy muskie fishing in a button down dress shirt!!!!!

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That shirt is just kept in the storage box and put on before pictures.

How can you guys tell that the fish you are catching are the same? The 2 in this post don't even look alike.

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But if you look at the coloring on the pelvic fin (lower middle) you can see a color difference right above it.The 1st fish has white above it where as the 2nd fish does not. Oh well.

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Im guessing that white is from the flash since it is dark. Check out the dots at the base of the tail and move towards the head you can see the dots match up.

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But if you look at the coloring on the pelvic fin (lower middle) you can see a color difference right above it.The 1st fish has white above it where as the 2nd fish does not. Oh well.

Camera flash washing it out, night thing...

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It has happened but not by me, same musky same week two people in my family fishing the same lake.

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I caught the same fish twice in one day. Theres one fish on the lake that I fish that Ive caught around 6-7 times. First caught it when it was 44 inches and as of the full moon last August it was 50.25 inches!!!

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Hiya -

Caught the same fish 4 times one summer - fish had a big scar on her noggin so it was no question it was the same fish. All 4 times she was within maybe 25 feet of where she'd been caught or seen previously. Weird thing was she hit the same bait all 4 times (a purple Harasser). She'd follow other stuff sometimes, but only hit that Harasser... I lost her at least one other time too.

Fish are weird.

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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Hey Bronzeback nice fish! I was out this past friday and was hoping to see you out on the water but obviously no luck or we missed you that evening. Slow going, never even moved a thing not even a sm.

mr

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Not sure if I ever caught the same one but I know of 50Inchpig getting one that I messed up a bit (not proud of that but I was glad it lived.) More importantly what does the bottom of your boat look like - with fish like this coming up to it twice I want to paint mine to look the same!! wink

Nice fish!!

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Aluminum with a bit of a scum line. wink

And as far as him wearing that shirt, he came back to town that night from an interview in the metro area and I convinced him to get dropped off at the landing to fish. I'd say it was worth it.

Anyone questioning that this is the same fish only needs to look at the 3 larger dots on the tail portion, or I can post a more detailed close up, but there's no question.

It's cool to hear everyone else's stories similar to this, I'm hoping I see this girl again next year.

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I believe it is the same fish, The scaring toward the tail sold me.......

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