Two 58+ inch muskies caught! – Vertical Jigging in Logs – Slo-mo Strikes
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Big Muskies 👀
I think "big" might be an understatement with this one....
Huge congrats to Klaus Trieb on catching this absolutely massive 58.5 inch St. Lawrence River MEGA-MONSTER. Better yet, he was sharing the boat with a couple musky legends, Mike Lazarus and Larry Ramsell, when she hit the bag:
There's a crazy redemption story to go along with this 'skie, too.
"In 2020, nobody was sure that Klaus would fish again. He was in the ICU with Covid and was in a medically induced coma for over 9 weeks.
"Klaus told us he is still trying to get back closer to full strength and said he could barely lift this giant. It was also a challenge to retrieve the Musky Mayhem Super Model with double 13 blades, but he did."
What a roller coaster ride – hoping for the best for Klaus 🙏 This oughta be a nice morale booster anyway!
And here's where things get even crazier:
Turns out, there was another equally giant musky caught this month....
Big props to Carter Natale on sticking this stupidly massive (58.5") Canadian musky on the figure 8.... could you imagine???
Carter got a few shots with this big gal – you can check 'em out on his IG page 🔥
Here's one of our favorites, the wave goodbye!
How's this for a beautiful, scenic musky spot?? 😂
Not the prettiest locale, but you gotta hand it to Cody Dalton (who's an Ohio guide) on diggin' them outta the junkyard with a Bondy!
Pretty sure this isn't what you imagined when your buddy said he caught that big musky "fishing in the wood"!
You can click here to watch the entire clip – it's no-doubt one of the coolest musky catches we've seen 💪
It's been too long since we've featured some spicy 🔥 boatside action GIFs here on the newsletter.... let's change that!
#1 – First up, we have an ultra-slow-mo bucktail strike from Angling Anarchy's latest video on Lake St. Clair:
#2 – Musky fishin' isn't all rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes things go south.... especially when victory is just within reach. 🤬
Tough break on this one for Chas Martin!
#3 – Props to Nick James on capturing this nasty (in a good way) boatside strike while fishin' crystal clear water. 🤤 That's one spunky musky!
#4 – Here's another super slick strike from Nick James, this time he was poppin' a dive-and-rise bait just a few feet from the boat.
This Week's Mashup
Here's a few random musky-related items we dug up this week:
#1 – Congratulations to Charlie Weiss and Erik Panyan on winning the MN High School Muskie Championship....again!! #back2backchamps
They managed to stick a healthy 42-inch Vermilion musky on a tough bite this past weekend, it was enough to take home gold 🥇
#2 – Had to sneak ONE more GIF into this week's newsletter....
Safe to say RivermanTV wasn't expecting this WI skinny water 'skie to smash his bait right at yakside. #SplashZone⚠️
#3 – This freeze-frame from the Musky Mayhem FB page looks like a whitewater firework exploding in the net – great shot!
#4 – Not a musky, but how crazy are the patterns on this "gold pike" from our friends across the Atlantic??
– Quick PSA about shallow water levels & safety (link)
– Frank Schneider tourney is Sept. 10-12. Sign up at Thorne Bros. (link)
– Take a Vet Fishing is looking for more boaters (link)
– Night fishing northern WI muskies w/ Burnin Eights (video)
– Topwater musky fishing w/ Todays Angler (video)
– Some talk/story on Louie Spray (video)
– 49.75-incher caught on Green Bay (video)
THIS WEEK'S MONSTER MUSKIES:
Wow! Feast your eyes on this ridiculously thick 55.75 incher from Luke Kleen, who was castin' with MN guide Kevin Cochran 💪
Mike Duche's new PB tiger musky is a serious doosie! This LSC striped-stallion measured a crazy 48.5 inches. That's a big tiger! 🐅
This tiger isn't missing any meals! You know she's a biggie when she's the heaviest tiger Brian Klein has put in the boat 🐷 #heftyhefty
I'm sensing a little fish envy from Cody Hahner in this photo.... 😂
Congrats to @geoffreytheking on an impressive 'skie!
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