Santa Catches a Tiger Muskie!

Fly Fishing for Tiger Muskie on Rainbow Lake

So Rowdy (aka, Santa Clause, Moses, insert beard nickname here) called me last Thursday and asked if he could take a newbie to Rainbow Lake to show him the finer points of Fly Fishing.  I said, “sure, no problem”.  Well, about 2 hours later I got a text saying that rowdy nailed a 40 + inch Tiger Muskie! I will get to the story behind it later (it is hilarious).

About 3 years ago we put some Tiger Muskie in our Rainbow Lake to help cut back on the bass population.  They told us to expect those Tigers to grow about 12inches a year and sure enough, they look like they are on track.

Back to the story. I have probably cast 200 times specifically targeting those Muskies, but to no avail.  When I asked Rowdy what had happened, he told me that he let his buddy use his 5 wt and he started casting with his 2 wt to nail a few bass.  After a few casts, Rowdy thought he had nailed a big trout.  Well, after battling this beast on the 2 wt (no kidding a 2wt) with 3X he got it into shore.   Only Rowdy! Well the proof is below and it has got me amped to get out and rope some Tigers!

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13 Responses to “Santa Catches a Tiger Muskie!”

  1. Name (required)cliff smart Says:

    Rowdy sent that to pic to me the day he nail’d that monster. I was out of my mind when he told me it was on the 2wt I built him. Rowdy has some scandalous skills to not break the rod or the line…..shoooot.

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    chubbsypeterson Reply:

    that is a solid rod you built bro to wrangle that fish! It was the best story i’ve seen in a while. :)

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  2. Pete Goodro Says:

    So is Rainbow Lake your private lake?

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    chubbsypeterson Reply:

    It is. Has some big Rainbows, lots of Bass, and some huge tiger muskies.

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  3. JayMorr Says:

    Sick! Very nice fish.

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    chubbsypeterson Reply:

    Crazy! it was great hearing rowdy tell the story!

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  4. mike nutto Says:

    nice snake rowdy ! shoooooot thats cool

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  5. Rowdy Says:

    It was the fighting butt that brought that fish to shore.

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  6. Ryan Davey Says:

    You’re outta control Rowdy-san!! Really nice fish my man!! Shooot…

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    fishing is a great hobby and it is very enjoyable too;*`

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  8. Fridge Freezers Says:

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