52.5″ Musky for 51st Year Group

51.5 inch French River Delta Muskie Fishing Ontario

“It hit in three to four feet away from the boat. It was raining. The muskie gave me a real fight, it ran three times taking my black and chartreuse eagle tail under the boat. What a fight!”

With a quick measure and photo of the French River musky, Bob Griffith of State College, PA, released his largest muskie to date during the group’s 51st stay at Bear’s Den Lodge. Since 1989, Bob reports that he has caught other muskies in past, but was concerned about releasing them quickly so “Not all fish were photographed”.

Musky fishing French River Delta

Larry William’s Muskie from released 2 years ago (at the time of writing this).

Muskie fishing French River Provincial Park

Bob Griffith with a previous French River Muskie.

The 51st Year Johnson Adventure Tour Group from PA have enjoyed many other musky catches and releases over the years along with many walleye, large and smallmouth bass from the French River.

52.5 inch French River Musky

Muskie Fishing French River over 51 years.

Lots of stories to tell including rice cakes…

To be continued…

Authored by Joe Barefoot, M.B.

Your hosts, Art & Brenda Barefoot

Bear's Den Lodge

2870J Hartley Bay Rd.
Alban, Ont. P0M 1A0
Tel: (705) 857-2757

Winter Address:

124 Shagbark Rd.
Alum Bank, PA 15521
Tel: (814) 839-2443

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