ok, maybe i should read everything instead of just looking at the fish. That is the great fisherman in you. I caught 4 muskies last year.49 1/2, 48, 38 and a 32 and let them all go. I want a 50+ or better for my wall
My question is, if that is blood on its side and it was bleeding from the gills, should he have kept it b/c it wasn't going to make it. Its hard to tell from a picture though whether that's blood from the gills, from where the hooks were in its mouth, or something else.