Guide Trip #1
I set sail with Chris and Todd in search of the elusive musky the other day. The first spots we had follows right away but no takers. We pushed on casting away through the day. I kept telling the guys keep at we will get these guys to bite! We pulled up to a new area and out of the depths Chris had a fish crush the bait but didn't get hooks. Bummer! Opportunity #1 was there and gone. I just looked at Chris and said, "That's musky fishing!" and told them to keep casting. This game of musky fishing can mess with your head as the boys had been working so hard all morning to get a bite. So we pushed on. It was getting late in the day and I was praying for a good feeding window to open up and it did. We pulled up to an new area and the fish started coming out of the wood work. It was Todd's turn as he had a fish push that all to exciting wake behind the topwater. BOOM! She nailed it but no hooks again. Holy Buckets! Todd looked at me and asked, "What did I do wrong?" A question I have asked myself so many times. I replied, "Nothing...That's musky fishing". The boys still pushed on and soon after Chris sets the hook and lands a small, but fun. Slime in the boat and we were on the board. Soon after I had a small fish eat at the boat and off to the next spot we went. Chris again sets the hook and nothing! "Keeping reeling!", I exclaimed and he did and as the Blue Fox Musky Buck neared the boat the fish that just hit decided he wanted another shot and it was fish on. Chris did battle and landed a nice fish! What a day of musky hunting! The boys stuck with it and we ended up putting some nice fish in the boat.
Here is Chris with one.