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Quite night on Tonka

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2 of us went out wednesday night on Tonka. We were mainly fishing for bass - but my buddy had his spinner bait tied onti a steel leader just in case. Toward the end of the night - he made a cast into shore in about one foot of water - and picked up something nice - we thought a nice bass at first. So, he finally get the fish to surface and its a nice muskie - we land it and take a quick measurement - 46 inches and 20 inch girth. So, then we headed over for one last bass run where we picked up a few bass earlier. I was tying on a different lure - and he throws out the same spinner that had been totally bent up only 30 minutes ago. Well, it must have been fixed pretty good - because on the 3rd cast - again right into shore in one foot of water - he picks up anoher Muskie - this one bigger! We get it in the boat - measure it at 47 inches and 21 inch girth. Has anyone else experienced this lately?? Muskies WAY in shallow?? One foot of water - and the water temp was over 80 degrees - very weird I think - very fun! but very weird!

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Hot water makes muskies eat, and makes them weird. We used to call it Midsummer Muskie Madness.

don't fight it.

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have seen fish on bone come out of 1 to 2 feet chasing hard, but not this time of year. that's a great experience that not too many people have.

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