Chris Angsten topped an incredible Canadian trip with a 52-inch muskie.
After returning from a nine-day trip this fall on three lakes in Ontario with three buddies, Jerry Borst emailed, “It was a trip with a little bit of everything weather wise: rain, snow and even a couple of nice days. We caught smallmouth bass, walleyes, pike and 51 muskies.”
The muskies averaged around 40 inches. Angsten had the best day with a 45, 50 and 52.
“I’ve been asked how do we make these catches, and I tell them, `Casting and trolling structure.’ We follow the guidelines of Buck Perry,” Borst emailed. “No LiveScope required, lol!”
FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories (the stories matter, as this one shows) around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays in the paper Sun-Times. The online posting here at chicago.suntimes.com/outdoors goes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on in the wide world of the outdoors.