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Hardly Strictly Musky 15'

Started by bmadd, May 06, 2015, 20:53:06 PM

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I had never fished for musky before last weekend. I didn't know what to expect, and I honestly thought those of you who have posted about them were a little crazy. Went to this big, Southern musky party/tournament in MacMinnvull, TN to find out what all the fuss was about. Fished with Yiman and a pretty cool yankee from Illinois.
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Set up camp. Didn't have time to find a suitable tarp Doug, I had to make do.
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Yiman tried this first
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Blaine Chocklett and his photographer
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Stream side lunch courtesy of Yiman
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Party was just getting started.
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This guy had his own camera man.
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These two replaced Roger Alan Wade, who sadly had woken up that morning in real serious shape. Day one ended with no muskies for team 09. I had one follow from a small largemouth. Nothing else between the three of us.
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Day two started off a little warmer, and found us at another remote stretch of water. Didn't see another boat all day.
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I made a cast to this spot as Yiman was on the oars, and Mike was taking a break. About two feet after my fly left the shadow, one bad ass mother fucking fish appeared. It followed all the way to the boat, it never sped up. I swept wide around the back of the boat, brought the fly back around and in front of his face as part of the biggest figure 8 I could. As I pulled the fly in front of his face again, he jerked his head towards it. And then, that dragon disappeared. We rowed back up and let the hole rest, but the fish never returned. I was jacked. Higher than the saffa. We fished on.
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Yiman snagged his favorite fly for about the 40th time, unfortunately popping it off. Mike, being the good northerner he is jumped in after it.
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Yiman wasn't happy about getting it back.

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Two of Transylwader's favorite things.
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I had the escort service over a shoal on the run back.
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The man behind Towee Boats and HSM.
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BRA getting recognized for a badass mural he painted on the back of that joint.
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And of you'ns that caught a the beast to win. 49.5" long monster.
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Sweet trophy with art from Brad McMinn.
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I drank a lot of beer, met a lot of cool people, cast till my joints hurt on some beautiful rivers and didn't catch shit. But I had a follow, and it was the coolest shit I've ever seen. Y'all need to make this next year.

Dougfish

Cool report.  'c;
I think.

That's my musky trip. W/o a follow.
Or slicksters.

benben reincarnated


Jfey

Awesome and that looked like some pretty fishy water.   I've had several follows and a few eats, but none landed.  Its about as exciting as it gets to see one of those big fuggers follow your fly.
Yup, going fishing

ptfranze

Looks like an awesome time.  My dad is talking about getting an all Franzen team together for that next year.  My brother Chris was fishing with Alan, both their girl friends, and Peter Taylor.  Here is the picture they sent me of Alan's winning fish.

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bmadd

Yea they all sat by us at the awards party. It's a cool time. Lots of free shit given out. And that was a heck of a fish

driver

They guy with the cameraman was Kelly Galloup. Did he fish or was just paid to be there.

bmadd

Yea there was a little sarcasm there. He was filming for an episode of some new show he's doing. The celebrities each had their own paparazzi.

Woolly Bugger

I was suppose to be a third on @chidester 's team, but got booted off,. Maybe @drifts would like to put a team together?
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

DRIFTS

I say we make it happen next year bro...so we need to start practice as soon as the stripa run is over /'/
l><))))))))))))))))),/*>~----------------------dave

Big J

Very nice Bmadd.  Was wondering how the event went.  It makes my knees shake having a musky follow stalk my fly.   

Dougfish

May 07, 2015, 07:32:28 AM #11 Last Edit: May 07, 2015, 08:33:14 AM by Dougfish
I'm still waiting for the 15 foot musky pics.  >:D

Grannyknot

best report without a fish in a long time if you ask me.
that little river sure has got popular over the last 5 years.
Flea is not the best bassist of all time.

Big J

I'm not use to seeing such a skinny river holding Musky.  Bet it makes for an interesting fishery.

JWJ

Killer.

I hope to make it down to that event one year.


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