Here is a video of our catch:
My wife Stacey and I spent our honeymoon on the west coast of Oahu trolling for skipjack tuna and mahi mahi using squid-like lures in multi-color.
Just before dinner my brother and I decided to venture into a small bay and fish for northern pike on Lower Manitou Lake. I was casting a Mepps #5 Aglia over submerged ...more cabbage when the musky hit my spinner so hard the water boiled around it. I set the hook and connected. I could feel my heart pulse racing. The fish swam and stayed deep for a good couple minutes. I glanced over at our small bass net and thought my goodness there was no way we could land this beast. After about a three minute battle and some big runs underneath that had me circling the boat the fish slowly came to boatside. An got to the edge, reached over and with his arms cradled the monster into the boat. We laughed in joy and I was almost in tears. The fish measured 50 inches! I released the fish after a few quick photos. It was a memorable day!