The slip bobber plunged under water and out of sight. It was my dad’s rod to grab; we all knew that. Today was father’s day, and I told him we were going to get one—a gift if you will! It was the first tiger muskie my dad had ever caught. This was the most clutch and heart-warming catch of my life, and all I did was anchor the boat—certainly a Crown Royalesque moment!
Species: Tiger Muskie
Location Caught: Marsh Creek Lake, Pennsylvania
Date Caught: 06/19/2011
Gear Used: People present in picture: Justin Newton (left 25 yrs. old), Chris Newton (right 56 yrs. old), Dan Newton (camera man 31 yrs. old); Gear: boat- 1997 Dyna-Trak Ebbtide 196, rod- Shakespeare Surf Pier 6ft., reel- Shakespeare Surf Pier, line- Ande 20 lb. pink monofiliament, leader- 12 inch VMC Braided Titanium Leader 30 lb., slip bobber- ROX professional 80 0GR, hook- 5/0 Gamakatsu