This was a reunion trip of sorts since Shawn and Rob hadn’t chased muskies together since their long distance forays to LOTW and Eagle. Rob had been teasing Shawn with big musky pics from the Ottawa year after year for a long time and it was the right time for Shawn to get back in the saddle. This wasn’t going to be the 24-hour drive to northern muskyville to catch few or no fish, this was a quick 8 hour ride from northern New Jersey to new age musky heaven. This is the Ottawa River baby!
Rob is a technically excellent, hard working, and focused guy on the water. I love fishing with people like him because you just have to let them loose on the good spots and they cover them like a blanket. If there is an active fish there, they get it. Shawn is of similar ilk with only a slight bit of rust on him. We got rid of that in no time as Shawn scores first.
Every fish elicited comments about how strong are fish are. It’s so true. River fish are stronger than lake fish because of current. They have bigger tails too which gives them more power in battle.
Three days, nine fish, Shawn’s biggest, and even the guide scored a 50. The boys are booked back for next year already.
Shawn hasn’t caught his first 50 yet but he has now netted one. Here’s to trading places next year Shawn.
Thanks guys. It was a blast!!!
ps Caught a top water 50+ this morning. Stay tuned for the details.
John M. Anderson
We produce BIG fish!!
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