Made the second attempt at landing a Musky on the French Broad River. This time I was ready, with a better setup of gear and tackle. Not sure if I have taken 10,000 casts yet, but on the 100th cast today I got to watch my *personal best* Musky come out from under a lay down and devour my River2sea S-wave Rainbow Trout. (length 6 3/4, weight 1 5/8 oz. ) Then the chaos ensued with the canoe spinning in circles, throwing of a GoPro, messing with the net(won’t fit in our net), and attempting to land the beast without losing fingers. And yes we were finally to use Boga type fish grips and get the joker in the boat for a few pictures. Released unfazed and bolted away like a strike of lightning. Unbelievable!
Check out the GoPro Video of the fight in the next post!