If you had to bet $100 on whether you would catch a musky before or after 10,000 casts, what would you pick? I bet most of you would say that you could catch a musky in less than 10,000 casts, I know I would. Sometimes the old toothy fish will test your patience and keep the old addage true.
A good family friend, the Lock Man, finally had some ‘luck’ go his way instead of the other way this weekend as he was able to land a nice 40″ musky. I rarely get opportunities to chuck plugs for muskies with my family anymore, but I can recall fishing with the Lock Man since I was a little kid.
With many of my musky fishing conversations taking place over the phone and email now, I was pleasantly surprised to get an email with pictures of the Lock Man’s fish. I’d been hearing about the Lock Man’s poor luck over the past few years of week long fishing trips of being skunked while others caught fish around him. It put a big smile on my face to see his pictures and hopefully the law of averages turn back his way as he broke his unlucky streak.
Muskies test every fisherman’s patience, but if you truly love the cameraderie of fishing with someone in the boat, it makes the journey that much more enjoyable when you strike it rich with a musky. Congrats to the Lock Man and hopefully many more muskies find their way from your lure into the net.
Good luck fish’n
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My name is Brad Bolton, a husband and father of four. I live in Minnesota and I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and also spending time with my family. If there is water nearby, I want to fish it.