April 9, 2009

10,000 and 1

Photo by Lou Komis

Muskellunge or "Muskie" are known to anglers as "the fish of 10,000 casts". These illusive giants often ignore one angler's presentation and strike when another visits their territory.

I have been a few times with my father-in-law to Cave Run Lake, east of Lexington, and have had no luck. However, April 9, 2009; will go down in history as the day I landed my first Muskie.

Actually the first one was puny and not worth toning the photo, but the second one was worth it. I was using a 1/2 ounce Rat-L-Trap fishing the banks and bouncing the lure off rocks close to submerged trees.

The landing of the fish was by far the most exciting part of the experience but without the help of my guide/father-in-law I wouldn't have been in the correct spots and, with those razor sharp teeth probably never gotten the fish in the boat.

4 comments:

Emery said...

Nice fish!

JG said...

What a catch!!!!! That is awesome!!!

dstephenson said...

Big Time!

Anonymous said...

Wow, your photoshop skills are pretty impressive.