Tlarson and i were not having any luck and neither was his friend that was shore fishing. I was getting bored and defeated around hour 2 of skunkness. and then....
little tug...bigger tug...I set the hook and my line just started ripping off my reel. Then all of a sudden dead stop. It was still on but it just seemed like dead weight so im thinking.. monster carp? I reel in a bit then off it goes again. Fight its on with some huge fish me in my pontoon and a 5 weight rod. Its going insane at this point. I wasn't to far from shore so I thought i would get my feet on solid ground. I was simultaneously fighting the fish and trying to kick into shore. Whatever it was it was to big for my net. when I was almost to shore it finally showed its self....Muskie..big muskie! I finally made it to shore and got off my toon. It still was fighting like hell but i finally got it in. I didn't want to drag it on the sand and none of us had a big enough net. I hadded my rod to the guy one shore so I could get a picture. I was fumbling with my phone and that sucker had one more brust....I blew it.. he flipped cut my line and was gone. I yelled, sreamed, swore... you name it.
Tlarson was still on his pontoon and said he took a couple pic's from a distance. I hope they turn out...its my only hope. At least I had witnesses. Once I got a good look at it it wasn't quite the beast it seemed like but it was well over 30" and on a 5 weight?? What a awesome experience. If Tlarson's picture turns out decent he said he would post it for me.
Here is the picture of the one that I saw when I first got there. Might be the one I ended up catching but theres no way to know for sure.