Day 10 starts out with The Minkman. PA Gail has been coming to fish at the factory for many years and last year he decided to introduce his brother-in-law Pat whom he hoped would catch his first every casting muskies. It took Pat about an hour to catch his first 50+ inch musky. Cheering for your bother-in-law is noble but when he steals the show two years in a row it might be just a little bit of overkill. And when your BiL does it while singing 70s love songs badly all day and your guide who sings even worse joins in as his duet partner, it is downright painful. Thank goodness there is all this fog, colour, and beauty surrounding you to ease the pain. And a few muskies of your own makes it at least bearable. Btw, Pat has four fish here in two trips and two of them are over 50. Not bad rookie……
Doug Nieman has been coming here for over a decade. Many musky hunters who get to see the Ottawa River for what it is never feel the need to explore anywhere else and become annual visitors. Jim Saric has called the Ottawa River ‘the last bastion of pure musky fishing left in the world’. There is no better ambassador in the musky world than Jim and that is about the highest compliment you could possibly pay to a musky fishery.
The final photo is another horse caught by Bryan Osborne. Bryan and I have fished together for several years now and usually Bryan is happiest when one of the many people he generously introduces to #musky fishing gets a trophy and we have had that pleasure more than a few times. This time he caught the giant himself. Way to go my friend.
John M. Anderson
We produce BIG fish!!
be good, do good, live well
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