Rule number one when fishing for large fish: Always make sure your net can handle the catch, especially for muskie.
When going after large fish, a good quality net is a must for landing them. This is especially true when fishing for muskie as they can grow very large and are very strong fish that can easily rip through a weak net.
These guys were fishing in a lake when one of them hooked into a very nicely sized muskie.
He fought it all the way to the boat just before something terrible happens.
That really had to suck for the fisherman who hooked that muskie. I can only imagine his disappointment when it flipped around and broke through the net. The silence on the boat says it all.
If that were me, that net would be going back to the store and replaced with the highest quality one I could find. Then I would be heading back to that spot to try and catch that muskie again.