47 Inch Monster

Christopher Pereira

Hopatcong New Jersey

…had the entire lake to myself…cloud cowl, mild wind, and nobody else round! I used to be utilizing an over sized prime water buzz frog over the lily pads and one thing made a wake behind it the scale of a wake my kayak would go away behind… however no strike…I knew it was a musky. So i turned and went across the again to park myself for a greater place into the lily pads and began casting once more. Once more a wake nevertheless it turned on the final second. Then 5 casts with nothing and that i began to suppose i blew my likelihood…yet another solid and 10 ft away i noticed this huge beast engulf the frog and switch. I simply held on to the rod and let it hook itself and this factor went completely berserk! I used to be solely utilizing a revo reel with #20 braid and an excellent skinny knot 2 kinky #25 chief so i needed to be very cautious! It saved leaping out of the online since i may solely accomplish that a lot with two arms and it simply would not match! Lastly i bought it in and it misplaced it is thoughts thrashing…ripped an enormous gap by means of my web and began slithering out of it! So i mentioned NO WAY and that i simply grabbed its’ head with two arms and hauled it over the facet of the boat into my lap…and it is tail was nonetheless within the water!47 inches! it was such a rush i felt nauseous after it was throughout! Held this enormous magnificence within the water after a fast image for a couple of minutes till it swam off with a kick of it is tail to develop even greater!



Date Caught: 09/16/2013

Stored / Launched: Launched

Area of Catch: Area 1

Size: 47 inches


Lure / Bait used: Lure | Black Stanley Jig’s Bull Ribbit Frog

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