Once you find a big muskie, perseverance pays off
How often do you return to a nice muskie once you raise it? As often as it takes to catch it.
Yesterday we experienced the dreaded post-front conditions that followed the vicious weather system that pummelled us the day before with high heat, dripping humidity, wicked lighting, ear-splitting thunder and torrential rain. Yep, we woke up to bright blue skies, sun and puffy white clouds. And to make matters worse, the wind was howling out of the North.
That is the bad news—the worst weather conditions we could have expected. The good news is that Liam raised a nice fish early in the morning. In fact, she came in low and slow behind the big MKT tail gunner he was throwing on the very first spot we stopped to fish.
So, now we knew where she was staked out and hiding. And we returned to visit her five different times—count ’em—five times over the course of the day. Liam raised her again with a Handlebarz double bladed in-line spinner and I had her chase after a tail wagging Rover swimbait. But she never took the bait, until the fifth time, in the evening, as we worked our way home.
Here is how it all went down—she finally ate a perch coloured Rapala Super Shad Rap—which is also why you keep coming back. Click HERE to watch the Youtube video.