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Musky Tom Wehler
Tower, Minnesota

Weight:

Length:

46.5 inches

Girth:

Catch Date:

July 7, 2002

Body of Water:

Lake Vermilion, MN

Lure or Bait Used:

1/4 oz Black Jig & 8" Motor Oil worm

Rod Used:

Fenwick Med/Heavy action

Rod Length:

7 foot

Reel Used:

Abu Garcia 6500 C-3

Line Used:

14 pound Stren

Scent Used:

CrawFish

Fish Location Before Catch:

Boulders in Skinny water

Fishing Method Used:

Snap Jigging

Electronics Used:

Lowrance X-85

Preparation:

As always were checked to make sure we have our life vests and all equipment on and in boat is in top working order. Rigged four rods. One each for Jigging, Topwater, Spinner Baits and Jerkbaits. Went straight to location and worked Rocks for fish we had seen the day before. This was the first fish of a FOUR fish Day. Super. All were released after photo.

Check Weather?

Yes

How Weather Checked:

TV.

Weather at Time of Catch:

Partly cloudy and HOT!

Before or After Front?

Behind

Moon Phase:

Moon set

Were Satellite Photos Used?

No

Stealth Technique:

Quiet Minnkota AP Trolling Motor

Fishing From:

Boat

Witnesses:

Bonnie Nielsen, Bailey, Barney

Scale Used to Weigh Fish:

Bassin' Big Bass Contest?

No

Big Bass Record Club?

No

Member of (Bass Club):

Years Fishing:

40

Introduced to Fishing By:

Mother

Sponsors:

Favorite Big Bass Book:

In-Fisermen / Musky Hunter

Favorite Big Bass Video:

Favorite Big Bass Hunter:

Al Linder, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Hank Parker

Released?

Yes

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

www.muskytomsguideservice.com

Significant Factor(s):

Quiet approach. Life like action I give each bait. Not over working the BIG fish when I loccate them. Using Baits I now look like forage they eat in the lake? I good, so I produce and enjoy what I do. Fun.

The Story:

Right before this fish hit, I was looking ahead to see where to place my next cast and to make sure Bonnie was following up in the rear of the boat to cover waters with her Topwater lure that I had missed. The fish inhaled the Reaper & Jib and we were off. Came straight at the boat and under it moving off into deeper water to eat its catch. I set the hook right off and in and some time later we got her to the boat. Raised her up out of the water for a quick mesurement and photo and released her to fight another day. Great stuff.

Comments:

Fun fish. Tough fight. Beautiful day, good company.

 

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