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Son Kicks Father's Butt

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Well, it was bound to happen. My 15 year has been with me on several musky trips but had failed to get one. Always the net boy or catching slimers. Saturday night before the cold front, I hit a nice 46" and he we getting depressed and not talking much. We switched spots to a location most folks dont hit and within a couple casts, he nailed this little guy. Photo'd and measured with a soft tape. Made my fish look like a snot rocket. 8" across the back of the head and 23" girth. Hopefully he will remember this trip long after I am gone. BTW, after sunset and right before moonrise.

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DEADhead

awesome fish. glad your son finally tied into a muskie!

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Scoot

Great pic, awesome fish, wonderful story. Congrats to you and your son.

Son kicks father's butt... just like it should be! I can't wait until my son can kick my butt in the boat!

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harvey lee

Nice fish. I remember when my son shot his first archery deer, I couldn't have been more happy or proud.

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