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Mike Pettry established his new personal best last night when he landed a 51½” Musky!  Mike got out for the last hour of daylight with Bob Hochreitor of the Graser Group from Buffalo.   Venturing down 5 Mile, Mike says he started by throwing a Big Game Twitch, then switched to a Leo Jerk Bait, before casting ‘Shadzilla’ – a bait given to him by Jay Merics.  Mike says he cast it out, and felt like he hooked into a rock, but knew it couldn’t be, since he was casting to open water.  The fish rolled on the surface a few times, but more so just dug.  It came up once, and Bob tried to net it, but could not get it all, so he pulled away and the fish dove under the boat.  Mike got it back up, and this time, Bob was able to net her.  On the bump board, the top of the tail hit 51, but the bottom of the tail being slightly longer, hit the ½” mark!  The sad part about this story was that neither of them brought a camera!  Mike noted that Bob will now always be remembered by him as part of his life history – pals!

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Comment by Jay Merics on October 2, 2014 at 3:32pm

Or the face one would have when they realized they forgot to bring a camera.....

Comment by Gary Bernhardt on October 2, 2014 at 11:59am

The face on the picture looks more like he's working on a cabin than catching his biggest musky.

Comment by Mark Soeder on September 21, 2014 at 5:27pm

Congrats Mike way to go !!! Nice picture by Jay even looks like you.

Comment by bigbob on September 19, 2014 at 10:51am

You don't even have needle nose pliers? 

Comment by Scott Williams on September 17, 2014 at 7:40pm

Congrats Mike!  My worst nightmare... PB and no camera!  At least you had a witness!!!!

Comment by Rick Albertini on September 17, 2014 at 3:20pm

Is that a Tiger musky???

Comment by Tony Petras on September 17, 2014 at 2:21pm

Pretty fish, Mike!

Comment by Jay Merics on September 17, 2014 at 2:09pm

Comment by Tony Petras on September 17, 2014 at 10:09am

Perhaps he can draw us a picture?  Nice catch, Mike!!

Comment by Brian Bernhardt on September 17, 2014 at 8:52am

Awesome Mike, but how many times are we gonna have the same discussion about bringing a camera every time you go out! lol

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