You are currently viewing a single Angler's Log

Show all Logs

search the logs: 

  1. Devin Angleberger, Youth Angler
  2. Frederick, MD
  3. Total Reports: 36
  4. View all reports by Devin Angleberger →

Posted on June 4, 2012 | Permalink

My First Ever Musky

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Above Dam No. 4 - Potomac River

I thought I would share my first ever musky caught...a fight for sure…

I started off the night loading my bass stuff into one of the member's boats, it was Thursday night and our bass club Boonsboro Bassmasters was going out on the Potomac above Dam Four for some "practice". At about five o'clock, we headed out and motored far up-river. We stopped at a rock point where I quickly got into some 12 inch keeper smallmouth using a Bomber square A that dives to about 3-4 feet depending on your retrieve. After having some time with no luck, we motored farther up river to a steep drop where two feet from the shoreline, it is 15 feet deep. I pitched my 1/8 oz. Greg Hackney Hack Attack jig with a Yum trailer into some wood cover, and starting dragging it along the bottom. BOOM…it is a big fish. I fight it hard and we troll out of the cover into more open water. I continue fighting the fish, then it makes a huge leap out of water…Muskellunge. The adult gets the net and after a couple missed attempts, the fish is in the boat! We measured it, a 27 inches musky, and my first ever. We get it back in the water and it swims off. We had no camera to take a photograph, but trust me, I will never forget it. One more thing…it was caught on 6 lb test, luckily the fish was hooked outside of the mouth and did not break the line. After that fight, two casts later I land a 17 inch largemouth which won the little competition that our club has each outing.

Tags: muskellunge, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass