When: Sunday, September 20th, from 7am to 10am
Where: Monksville (aka Skunksville) Reservoir
What: Taking my first shot at musky fishing.
Weather: Mid-50's in the morning, warmed up nice with blue bird skies. No wind.
Although Ryan and I didn't even get a bite today, I had a wonderful time and came to two important realizations. The first thing is that at some point I'm going to need a boat, and the second that is that I am now on a mission to catch a musky.
This was exactly my first time fishing with equipment and lures with the sole purpose of catching a musky. I immediately uncovered a powerful mystique that the water seems to possess based solely on the knowledge that they are swimming in it. There was also an indescribable anticipation of knowing that at any moment, there existed the possibility that I could be hooked-up with and battling the mighty muskellunge.
I'm so hooked.
I have missed a few of these fish in my life, all while targeting other species, but I think that I have come to the point where I have caught enough largemouth bass and it is time to shift gears to larger game.
It was, of course, necessary to buy some new gear for this endeavor, and I must say that I took almost as much pleasure out of the performance of my shiny new Calcutta 400B as I did with the sheer magnificence of my surroundings. I undoubtedly think the reel is up to the task and I look forward to the day when I can test every pound of its drag against the brute strength of the true king of freshwater fish.....................the musky.