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Biggest Muskie

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42" on a gold/yellow lillytail on Minnetonka. It was my first one and all of my muskies have been smaller ever since!

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I'm with Cooter in the elite 49.5 inch club. That was from 'tonka on a LOTW perch bulldawg on sunny Saturday afternoon in the middle of heavy boat traffic. So much for ideal conditions....

Have a couple from Mille Lacs that were a bit thicker but not quite as long.

Chris

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52 X 26

Last fall oct. Black Suick, Afternoon fish. Up North.

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42" dart laugh.gif on some top water thing that I don't know the name. My first career muskie - thanks to my neighbor (Jody) for getting me hooked on muskie fishing.

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Longest one was 51.5" in 2004. Caught one that was not quite as long, but heavier this past fall. Both of these came on the same 10" Jake.

Aaron

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45.5" x fat chased a top-raider but wouldn't go, hit the sucker 30' behind the boat.

[image]45INCHMUSKY.jpg[/image]

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Im also in the 49.5 club. Ive had that 50 incher hooked up more then a few times but cant get them in the boat. THIS year is my year! I can feel it!

Duck

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My biggest is a 46 inch on Pacemaker from the DL Area. Hoping that this year I can get something bigger.

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51"er from Bemidji Area lake caught on opener a couple years back.

later,

toddb

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38" and then 30 mins later a 46.5" on a walleye colored bull dawg on the same spot on West Battle Lake using the same lure! Great day! 2 muskies in 30 mins

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nice fish todd. Looks like you had a great time on the water. There is alot of big fish out there.

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Biggest was a 49". I unfortunately didn't get a girth measurement, but it wasn't real stout.

I caught it last summer on a CJ willow leaf spinnerbait.

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49" on a Black Perch Depth Raider on one of the most perfect nights I've ever had on a lake.

I was all by myself and had to flag down a guy about 50 yards from me to take this pic. He did a great job. I wish I would've got his E-mail to send him the pic.

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Crankbait... whats up with that "N" Red hat??? You a Huskers fan???

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