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Big Georgian Bay Muskie Makes This Anglers Day, But Was It Handled Correctly? [VIDEO]

Catching a Georgian Bay muskie is the stuff of dreams for many fishermen and this guy just had his come true, but how do we know if the fish survived? 

A good heavy-action rod and, quality line, and a spinnerbait are the order of the day for fishermen targeting fall muskies in Ontario.

Here’s a great catch on a beautiful fish, but was it handled correctly?

There’s a lot to be said for having the right equipment if you’re specifically fishing for a certain species.

A sling net or “cradle” is a great way to handle these big, aggressive, and rare fish. Also, a nice release tool is a cheap insurance policy to keep a rare trophy like this one alive and well.

I certainly wasn’t there, but I always hate to see a big Esox of any kind held in the air with a hand inside its gill-plate and dangling by its entire body weight.

Okay muskie hunters, what’s your opinion?

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Big Georgian Bay Muskie Makes This Anglers Day, But Was It Handled Correctly? [VIDEO]