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Loos15

Tonka Story

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So I was shore fishing this morning at Minnetonka. I always go for walleyes but of course that never pans out for me. I manage to hook a nice bass but couldn't land it. After an hour there was no more bites from the bigger fish, so I switched to fishing for sunnies to bring home. I was doing pretty good with nice hand size sunnies till a big lumbering muskie ( i think around 30-40" give or take a a few due to water refraction) parked himself 5ft away from me. Being not a big fan of pike/muskies I avoided him and casted my panfish jig as far behind him as my ultra-light gear could. I'm sitting there trying to ignore him when i get a hit on my jig. I moved a few feet down the shoreline to try to land my sunnie when this big flash of white came rushing over to hit my poor sunnie. Next thing I know I'm battling a probable 40" muskie on ultra-light rod/reel , 6lb test and panfish jig lol. After 5 mins of an ever losing battle, he finally cut my line. Boy was I thankful lol, I had nothing to land him with that is to say I could pull him in in the first place.

I've fished Tonka for while now, and glad to see these nice muskies laugh

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iFishMN.us

Sounds fun, wish I coulda been fishin this morning!

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mattash2225

Wow! That's the really fun type of story every kid DREAMS of! Look at you all: "I tried to avoid him but..." C'Mon!!! You loved every minute of that!!! Exhilerating! Congrats on a fun morning anyway...

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Loos15

Haha, I really did my best to avoid him. But ya, it was pretty fun fighting something of that size on ultralight.

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Sandmannd

Yea Rui, I'm sure it was fun even if you didn't want to get him on your line. That had to be a battle.

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Big Northern

That is a great story, thanks

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