The emotions after a musky strike can be…overwhelming.
I remember the first time I had a follow up from a musky. I was probably 10 or 11 years old, just learning how to really cast for muskies effectively, when a flat out monster waked in on a topwater. I was so scared and nervous after it flashed away that I had to sit down and couldn’t even speak for a few minutes. Now, that was just a follow. How do you think most people handle a musky strike?
As you are about to see, some reactions are better than others.
You got to give this guy credit. He knows what he is doing, you can tell by how he casts and what he is talking about. However, how can you account for an unexpected musky strike on a spinnerbait waiting for bass? Honestly, I think he handled it pretty good.
Muskies are known the world over as the fish of 1,000 casts. Before the modern technology boom that brought us to how we know musky fishing today, they were the fish of 10,000 casts. As you can see, whenever one does strike, it’s still a special thing.
Unfortunately, this musky got away before getting its picture taken, but I think the angler in this video will fish on to catch one another day.