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7/20/2012 5:05:00 AM
Gillich lands first muskie - 41-incher
A custom bait wins the day
Tyler Gillich, 9, holds his first muskie. It was caught on a homemade lure. The 41-incher was released.Contributed photograph

Tyler Gillich, 9, holds his first muskie. It was caught on a homemade lure. The 41-incher was released.

Contributed photograph


Craig Turk
Outdoors Writer/Photographer


Local angler Tyler Gillich, 9, recently caught his first muskie. Fishing with his father, Mark, on an area lake during the third week in June, the fish hit a homemade bait the youngster was utilizing in about 36 feet of water.

“We were fishing over ciscoes,” Tyler said. “It was pretty deep.”

Tyler’s dad had just handed him the St. Croix bait-caster when the fish grabbed on.

“He gave it to me and I started to reel in and I felt him,” Tyler said. “I set the hook and reeled him in. It fought pretty good.”

Mark netted the muskie, measured it at 41 inches and released it to fight another day. Tyler said the fish was caught during the late morning hours on a nice day.

Tyler and his dad didn’t land any more muskies that day, but Tyler said it was a good action day with many muskie sightings.

“One blew-up on a Top Raider,” he said.

Tyler has a pretty good mentor. He said his dad, Mark, is a tournament pro that has notched nine wins and is also a fishing guide.

Tyler said the fish was caught on a homemade bait. The lure sported white, brown and yellow coloring.

Craig Turk may be reached at cturk@lakelandtimes.com







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