We met at the ramp at 6:00 AM and launched at 6:30. By 7:30 SS was showing me the finer points of landing the magnificent tiger musky. By 9:00 I was showing him that I'm a good learner and pulled in my first .... freekin' rush! I wanted to show him something too so I got out my $30 lip gripper and hooked into his jaw. That tiger said nothing doing and thrashed and pulled the gripper out of my hand! Man they can throw their weight around when they have a mind to it. I got back a hold though. After things had settled down a bit, we were going to get a picture and lifted him up and he come off the gripper. DON'T try to lift the whole fish with just the gripper! Support him with a second hand! So, no picture proof of me and my first musky ... darn.
Around 1:00, SS picked up our third and last tiger of the day.
Water temps were around 70 degrees all day.
I also caught my first carp (I know that's no big deal for any respectable fisherman, but hey, I enjoyed it!). I also caught about a dozen little six inch smalleys ... coouldn't keep them off down by the dam.
I want thank SS for teaching me both the art of catching tigers and how to treat, handle, and respect them. They are an awesome beast!
Thanks again SS. I owe you.
Caught lots of these:
First one for the day ... what a hand full!
Here's a bike jump that some kids were having fun on. Remember those days when we were creative in the summers?
"Fishing isn't a matter of life or death.
It's much more important than that."