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Dennis Doty with Three Cave Run Lake Muskie

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More On Muskie Fishing From Dennis Doty
Cave Run Lake 50 Inch Muskie

I CAUGHT THIS 50" MUSKY OCTOBER 2, 2005 AT CAVE RUN LAKE IN KENTUCKY. HE HIT A TOP WATER LURE (TOP RAIDER) BLACK IN COLOR AND A SLOW ROLL AND JERK MOTION ABOUT EVERY 10 FEET

Dennis Doty
FOR ANYONE HAVING THOUGHTS OF BECOMING A MUSKY FISHERMAN, BE PERPARED FOR ENDLESS CASTING WITH VERY LITTLE & EVEN NO ACTION. WHEN THE ACTION HAPPENS AND YOU HAVE ONE ON DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BECAUSE OF HIS "UNANTICIPATED RELEASE". THEY HAVE TOUGH MOUTHS AND IT DIFFICULT TO GET GOOD HOOK SETS. WHEN YOU DO HAVE ONE SUCCESSFULLY HOOKED AND GET HIM TO THE BOAT THE REAL WORK BEGINS. FIRST, HE HAS FOUGHT WITH EVERYTHING HE HAS, HE WILL DIE IF YOU DON'T GET HIS PICTURE AND RETURN HIM TO THE WATER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ONCE THE SMILING PHOTO HAS BEEN SNAPPED, REVIVE HIM IN THE WATER BY PUSHING HIM UPRIGHT BACK AND FORTH IN THE WATER. IF YOU THROW HIM BACK WITH OUT DOING THIS DON'T BE SURPISED IF HE COMEs FLOATING BELLY UP TO THE SURFACE. HE IS THE FRESH WATER KING GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO FIGHT AGAIN.

I MIGHT MENTION BEWARE OF THE TEETH AND SHARP GILL PLATES. ALSO, THESE FISH ARE STRONG, A BIG HEAD SHAKE COULD HOOK YOU UP TO YOUR RECENT CATCH, NOT A VERY PLEASENT EXPERIANCE! STAY CLEAR OF THE LURE. YOU WILL NOT LIKE A HOOK IN YOUR HAND OR FINGER ATTACHED TO A 40 POUND MUSKY THRASHING AROUND THE BOAT.

I LOVE TO CATCH THESE MONSTERS OF THE LAKES. THEY ARE FOR SURE T-REX OF THE FRESH WATER. IT TAKES A SPECIAL BREED OF MAN OR WOMAN TO DEVOTE HIM OR HERSELF TO CATCHING ONLY MUSKY. I WILL DO IT WITH MY FREINDS, BE HOPEFUL WE MANAGE TO LAND ONE. WHEN YOU MAKE THE TRIP, BLUE SKIES AND TIGHT LINES USUALLY DON'T GO TOGETHER FOR THE FISH THAT CALLS EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE LAKE BAIT.

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