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While fishing Lake Ronkonkoma this morning with Yar, I noticed something large swimming near the top of the water. I thought it was a gigantic snapping turtle and Ray thought it was a dog. We got closer to it and Ray yells, "It's a tiger musky!!"

We get in a little closer and sure enough there is a giant tiger musky swimming slowly along the suface with his head half out of the water and his mouth open showing us all his sharp teeth! He was doing this over at least ten feet of water in the middle of no where. We passed him once and came back and he was literally 2 feet from the boat with no intentions of spooking until we tried to net him. Ray tried to net him and he took off like a bat out of hell.

The strangest thing about this is that they stopped stocking tiger muskies in the lake in the early 90's. Nobody had caught one in at least three or four years maybe more. The lake was rumored to have none left. Well it was cool knowing that me and Ray may have seen the largest and one of the last tiger muskies ever in Lake Ronkonkoma.

Don't ask about the fishing! I got "RONKED"!LOL
Ray got a nice largemouth close to three pounds on a tube.

Any way the tiger musky surely made my day and now we all now about the "Ronk" Ness Monster!!!!!- Joe
 

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the tiger musky did make the day. when i saw it i thought it was a dead dog floating in the water. pulling up to from behind all i saw was a long dull white /gray head. then when i got next to it i was holly [email protected]#t. then when i tried to net it i touched it and it took off like a bat at of hell. funny thing was you could hear the power of it when it took off.

but as always ronk was ronk, finally took a largemouth on a tube(melonpepper).the fish was in some brush close to shore in 3ft of water.

met joe p for the first time. very nice guy. it's always nice to put the name to a face and voice! hopfully we can get together next year and fish. and nice boat to.

1 ? i have for the day is, what ever happened to the 65 degree day with mix of sun and clouds they forecasted. it was a bit nippy at there and damp.:confused:
 

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we dont know what is in or not any water.....if you drained any lake, small to large you would be in a for a shocker!!!
 

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Too bad you guys did not get a picture of the muskie.

Yar...must not be the same Joe P that I know! LOL
Yes... his Toon is a nice boat!
 
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