Spent some time on LLL chasing musky for a few days during the last week of July. Had boat issues which led to some downtime but the fish were snapping. Of course the biggest fish turned into another fish "story". Had my GF's 14 year old son out for the very first time musky fishing. He had never fished beyond bobber fishing before lol. Of course he "hooks" a nice fish and brings it to the side of the boat all the while I am "coaching" him. I see the fish and it's a dandy! At least a mid 40" fish and then he drops the rod tip back towards the fish and I literally watch the buck tail helicopter out of its mouth! I'm heartbroken but he is so thrilled that he "caught" one that I just go with it.
Did get my future son in law his first fish. A nice 36" fish and I got one just under 40". They were really hot after showgirl buck tails burning them in the 8-10 ft weed lines. Had follows on some crankbaits and boils on topraiders/pacemakers but no hookups.