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Gil Hamm: Day 3 prefishing, muskie in boat

COOK, Minn.–Put a muskie in the boat this afternoon, one of the few boated today in prefishing for the Gil Hamm Memorial Chapter Challunge on Lake Vermilion.

It came at the end of a troll when I was pulling the 10-inch Jake in. Nice 37-incher, but it came at the loss of Steve Statland’s Beckman net and my new digital camera.

That full story will have to wait for Wednesday’s column in the Sun-Times outdoors page.

It was the only muskie we have seen in our three days on the water.

We have learned a few things in those three days and are piecing together of what we want to do during the actual Gil Hamm.

The Gil Hamm runs Wednesday through Friday. Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc. is the host, because they won last year.

I am part of the Grumpy Old Men team, one of five six-man teams from CMH. The other team members are Paul Hortenstine, Statland, Brent “Bert” Cunningham and twin brothers Bob and Don Roman.