So I went out today expecting saugeye. Although I had heard from my brother that he thought he saw a large toothy torpedo cruising above the hole I was fishing, I never thought it was true and was probably a gar. As I walk in and am standing on a broken down roller dam (hardly noticable anymore) I decide to call my brother and ask where he saw the fish. Before I could get the connection, I see a huge fish come from underneith a shadowed part of the stream, it was the muskie! This thing was easily 40". I instinctively threw my pearl twister at him and only got a minor glance. He swam slowly past me and my casts during about a 1 minute period of time until disapearing into the shadows again. What a rush! I knew there were indeed muskie in the stream, but here? After making a few more futile attempts of casting my pearl husky jerk into the shadows, I gave my goofy fishing buddy a call (the one who llikes to ask silly questions on here) so he could come see a muskie. I decided that it was pointless to try anymore and went down below to my saugeye hole. After chatting and explaining the fish to justin, we start to fish. On about the 5th cast into an area that I usually pull some saugeye out of, my lure stops. FISH ON! It feels like I snagged a carp or a buffalo in the tail, so I was not at all excited....until it jumped. This thing threw its body into the air a good 1-2 feet. My first muskie! After a 5 minute battle, I beached the beauty. We took a few snap-shots with a camera phone, but decided to call my dad, who was only about 5 minutes away, to bring the camera. While I was waiting on that, I let the tired beast rest in a pool of water disconnected to the stream. I didn't weigh him, but he measured 30" exactly. How much does a 30" muskie usually weigh? I also wanted to take a scale sample, but didn't know how. After holding him in a soft riffle for a few minutes, he glided away. What a beautiful sight what was! Anyways, here are the pictures. I will post more later because I am in a rush.