Monthly Archives: June 2013

The One That Got Away

We’ve all heard stories about the one that got away, now I have one from Saturday night. My friend Jim and I were trolling Shad Raps around the lake after dark. We had been trolling for a while with not so much as a nibble, when all of a sudden my lure stopped. Then is started taking off in the other direction. Jim heard my drag screaming, got all excited and grabbed the net, while I got the boat going in reverse as quickly as possible. After backing up quit a bit and fitting the fish for 10 to 15 minutes, I was finally able to see the massive fish. It was a nice Muskie hooked near the tail. Jim was trying to chase the fish down with the net, but I kept telling him he had to get in front of the fish or it would never work. I got her up to the surface one more time and Jim tried to scoop her up, but all he came up with was my Shad Rap and the fish was gone. End of story.