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Got my new personal best tonight, a 48" at boatside on a way ugly cast. Backlashed on the cast, took a few minutes to unravle. Reeled in thinking wasted cast no 8 just pulled the bait out of the water, looked down and there she was at my feet. Stuck the rod back in the water started a turn felt weeight and there she was on my bait. Will have pics butneed help to post them.

Thanks to a couple FM members, Chris for the Thorne Bros rod I was using and to Rob Kimm for the copper custom Cowgirl I got her on. Both I aquired at the MN Muskie expo in March.

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Congrats!!!! Can't wait to see pics, if you need help posting them I can help. Email them over birdmanmt at gmail dot com.

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Congrats on the new PB. Sounds like you did everything right. grin Sometimes the craziest situations end up with the greatest results.

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Too cool!! Congratulations on your new PB. Now you can hit the water over and over again to try and break it! What a great sport, eh?

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Congrats!!

Funny how that works with the cast, usually it's more of a taunt and adds insult to injury of a bad cast.

Glad the rod is working well for you! That was an 8' if I recall, but it shows quite well how a longer rod can create speed and make some big fig 8s at your feet.

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Hiya -

Congrats on the fish! Very cool story to it too. You do everything right - perfect figure-8 or good hookset, and the fish get off. Goof it all up - backlash, pull the bait out of the water, and get a big one. That's muskie fishing - something weird always happens. I love it.

Send a pic to Esox Angler for our reader's photos!

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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Good work! Last fall I took a guy from Des Moines up north for his first muskie adventure. He proceeded to foul up a Believer on his cast. It was all tangled and kind of flopping on the surface on the retrieve, and of course, a muskie smashed it. You just never know. Going to try to get back up to MN Monday and Tuesday. Hopefully some little wrinkle in the weather.

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Thanks guys. Soon as I get the pics ( some dummy forgot his camera) I'll get somone to post them.

Rob I'll send them to EA as soon as I can to.

John funny how 2 guys that grew up in the same area with the passions we have never ran into each other. I grew up hunting and fishing Green and Carroll countys. I do miss the Horseshoe Bend deer hunting.

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I had a pretty good one on that custom copper cowgirl in the eight too. First fish we had seen all day on vermillion. Ate it in the second turn then just spit the bait.

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Let me know if you need an assist on the pics, I'll be happy to help out. I believe you have my address.....

Congrats again, or did you better it agin this weekend??

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That's awesome! I can also appreciate the honesty on getting her on an ugly cast. Its a good thing you worked the mess out before the fish hit - I can't imagine it would be too easy working a backlash free with a pig on the other end.

Again - congrats on a nice fish.

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The pics make it look darker than it was. The lenses I had in my glasses allow me to see into the water up untill dark. It was just a few minutes past sunset when I got her. We are also fishing what called a Blue Water lake, meaning water clarity is verry clear. I'm sure John has fished here before and knows what I mean. Right now on a bad day we have 6 feet visibility. My near 48 I caught Sunday night was 20' away from the boat 5-6 feet down and I saw her hit. Come winter time we sight fish in crystal clear water as deep as the snow cover allows, in most cases you can watch a walleye, gill, perch whatever take your bait at 20'

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