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Hello there.  First I would like to say sorry for the long post.
Fished Quincy today from 3:30p.m. to about 7:30p.m.  Went out on the belly boat and floated around for the first time there.  Caught two bass and lost another one.  The one in the pic was the biggest at 17".  Also caught one stocker and lost another one on the next cast.  Used a gold panther martin for the trout and a flatfish and green senko for the bass.  Pretty slow day overall but beautiful.  had lots of other hits too but am 95% sure they were perch going after my split shots.
Here is the good part.  I have been trying to catch a muskie this yeas really hard.  It is my goal this season.  As I was starting to float to shore to end my day, I was just jigging the panther martin up and down and watching it below me in about 7 feet of water when suddenly I see this log with stripes come and stop about a foot away from it.  That is the second time that I have seen a muskie there in my five visits to Quincy.  Tell you the truth, I was pretty darn scared with it being that close to my legs, it was over forty inches easy but under fifty.  I decided that I would go put the tube away and grab my muskie lures.  It took about ten minutes to go to my car and walk back.
As I made it back to the lake, someone had arrived right in the spot that I was going to fish, I was not going to give up so I waded in the water and fish a little out of casting distance from him.  I felt bad but was determined.  I was going to throw my new suick out, first time ever using one so I wasn't sure how the action would be.  First cast the dang muskie came in and chased it to about eight feet away before turning away.  I didn't expect it so I didn't do the figure eight motion.  Second cast I was ready and as my lure was about five feet away from me, I looked around under the water to see if he chased again but it was a little choppy so I couldn't see.  Then just as I looked back up at my lure the dang thing popped its head out of the water with a gulp sound(not a splash) and slowly drifted down.  I had my first muskie hit and I was too much in disbelief to react in time!!!!! I didn't see him after that.  I am soooo excited as you can all imagine and was shaking for about an hour at least because of the adrenaline.  The fish of a thousand casts was almost mine today after two casts!!!  At least now I know what area to hunt that bad boy.  Next time he's mine!!!!!
<IMG SRC=http://bb.bebo.com/bb/large/2005070104/6855909a10975202b934879055l.jpg> Just a stocker that I threw back that nailed the P.Mart.
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BBoat 16, I bet you seen the same one as me. I seen muskie both at the same spot where you seen yours. I bet that is the same one just hanging out there.

Jay, I have taken the bellyboat out two times now and used the step-in flippers both times. I have yet to use the toe ones. Maybe next time because the step in ones are kindof hard to get out of. You should see me rolling all over the ground breaking a sweat.
 

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Hey Scorpion_Bsk, haven't seen you on here awhile. Yeah I was just at Prospect Ponds last week on my belly boat for about an hour. It was a bad day. My first cast I got caught up in a tree. The big pond is so full and green it was hard to see in the water. Still no luck there not even a bass. Did you know Riverbend Pond #3 is suppossed to have some too?
 
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