Good evening, all. It’s time for a story. Lately I’ve been trying to catch a musky from my kayak. The first two attempts were enough to get me interested, but unsuccessful. My first time out, my friend raised a few fish, hooked two, and I saw a couple. The next attempt, I got a strike from a small fish, and an eat from a big one. After a battle, I lost the fish. Today, I set out in the afternoon for attempt #3. I was cautiously optimistic after the last attempt, but I only had 2 hours of fishing time. I cast several large baits looking for the toothy fishes, and raised a nice one. Unfortunately, it did not bite. I moved downstream for a while, and switched up baits again. Things were looking pretty grim, and I was fishing the final 50 yard stretch when my lure stopped in its tracks during retrieval. I thought I snagged the top of the tree I was casting at. But then I felt a head shake. I battled this fish for several minutes, but I was afraid of losing it. I was closed in by submerged wood on two sides, with the bank close by on the 3rd side. I worried the fish would wrap me around a tree. I kept the fish close to the surface and somehow managed to avoid the obstacles. Thankfully, I was fishing with someone in a second kayak, and we landed it as a team effort. It measured 36”, which isn’t very big for musky anglers. However, it was caught in a small river which is rarely more than 6 or 8 feet deep, so for the size of the water it was a decent fish. Anyway, I am feeling quite successful and happy that I prevailed on the third shot. Now on to the good part- the pics!