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  I've had Muskies take a ......
  Posted by: pilotwingz on Jul-21-11 6:33 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Jul-21-11 6:58 PM EST --

...... falling tube twice . One , one day and then the 2nd the next day . Both fish were in the upper Potomac river .

Have had Muskies pick up imitaion crawdads (Yum Crawbugs) while dragging them across the bottom of this same river at least a half dozen times .

Seems I run across more Muskies unexpectedly than when exclusively fishing for them in this river . Can't tell you how many lures (but many) , spinners , tubes , etc. I've lost to them by a surprise attack when not using a stealon leader .

Only twice have I been lucky enough to actually keep a Muskie on w/o a stealon leader . One was small in the 24" range , the other was large in the 43" range .

The usual outcome of a surprise Muskie attack (w/o a stealon) is a very fast and hard strike , a lightning run for about 2-3 seconds and snap all gone . It's those teeth !!

The 43" Muskie that was caught on a falling tube (no stealon) was a battle for the record books . This fish even found himself a log to slip under quite a ways upstream and it was a touch and go , wait and see type thing at that point . Eventually he saw it my way and back out from under that log he came ... 8 lb. test believe or not !! I got that fish boatside right next to me in the canoe , he was plumb tuckered out . He sorta rolled on his side a little and looked me straight in the eye , stared at me for maybe 10 seconds , then arched and sank into the river again . I never did see his tail as he was slipping down into the blackness below .

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