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After fishing in Lower Kaubashine since David was a kid he has never caught a Muskie until tonight.  David and his friend landed this 38 inch Tiger Muskie at 7pm.  What to do with a 38 inch Tiger Muskie after all the taxidermists in the area are shut down….. that was a dilema.  Until I called Save More Foods who very kindly allowed David to store the fish in their meat locker over night.  Black’s Cliff now endorses Save More Foods as the friendliest grocery store in the area willing to help a fisherman in need of a freezer at a moments notice.  Thanks SAVE MORE!!


While David was landing his big fish the rest of his group were getting ready for the big annual steak fry.  The Goldberg, Sweet, Ellis and Lustig family dinner went off as planned with the celebration of the big fish and lots of steak.  I think the annual poker game was not far behind as soon as David and his dad Dick returned from Save More


This weekend we headed over to Cedar Falls 10 min from the resort to see the Muskie and Suckers spawning


The upper falls did not have any fish spawning but a while lot of frogs


We headed to the lower falls and had a lot more luck


Staring at us from the depths of the river.  Last year we missed the muskies and only saw suckers,  This year we timed it right


One big Muskie!


Notice the Muskie in the stream going up the falls.  The kids have not noticed yet.


Missing pic is the Muskie flipping up to where they are sitting and scaring them to death.  This was taken seconds afterwards as Jaws is going back into the river.


Muskie battling its way up the river


The red tipped suckers were not as active as the muskies.  They were gathered in pools below the falls waiting for the Muskies to be done


Another Muskie heading up the falls


Looking at the fins I am wondering if there is a muskie and a sucker together


We did manage to tickle one sucker out of one of the pool.

This is really a sight to see every year and one of our favorite spring things to check out