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Giant Fish Pulls Woman Under! Tears Chunk Out of Her Leg at Lake Resort

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It's funny - as a Southern CA girl, I've never been comfortable in a lake, but fine in the ocean. This article didn't help, lol. That poor woman!
 

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Can’t even go in a lake lol. I’m sticking to pools. Even then you can get a gator in FL lol THATS IT, bathtubs only haha.
 

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Can’t even go in a lake lol. I’m sticking to pools. Even then you can get a gator in FL lol THATS IT, bathtubs only haha.
....Snakes......in bathtubs..........just sayin'
 

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Could this be the beginning of a bad movie:
Husband vows revenge: “I might throw a couple of muskie lures in that particular area and see if I can get a little bit of payback,” he said.
How about Beneath 2
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That is one ugly fish. I have never hear of a fish incident liked that in fresh lake water,
 

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That is one ugly fish. I have never hear of a fish incident liked that in fresh lake water,
What fish are you referring to Pedro? The article did not have a picture of a muskie in it, unless I missed it somewhere? The picture beside the photo of her damaged leg, is a picture of the victim from her Facebook profile holding up a walleye from an earlier time. There is a link to another article further down the page showing some unusual teeth and lips of a Malaysian triggerfish, asking if you would kiss it? Neither of those are muskies.

This is what a muskellunge ("muskie") looks like:

 

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What fish are you referring to Pedro? ...There is a link to another article further down the page showing some unusual teeth and lips of a Malaysian triggerfish, asking if you would kiss it? Neither of those are muskies.
This is what a muskellunge ("muskie") looks like:
I think it safe to conclude that Pedro would not want to kiss any of the three fish described in this post.

Good use of language in the article:
Because of their rarity, most who manage to catch one [muskies] will release them back into the water after they’ve measured it and taken their obligatory selfie.
As it turns out, the catch-and-release game can go both ways.
 

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The article said muskies can grow up to 6 feet long and weigh up to 50lbs? Only FIFTY POUNDS of fish did THAT????

I'm with Katherine and CPNY. I don't like swimming in fresh water fishing holes. I can't stand the feel of mud and weeds on any part of my body when I'm in the water. Now I have muskies to worry about???
 

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Can’t even go in a lake lol. I’m sticking to pools. Even then you can get a gator in FL lol THATS IT, bathtubs only haha.
+1

I grew up along the Delaware River; there were large catfish that would feel along your legs. Ewww!
We vacationed to a family home in Biloxi, MS, on the Gulf of Mexico, where my great-uncles taught me the string-ray shuffle. Sometimes we vacationed on the Jersey Shore where there were jellyfish-a-plenty. Moved to San Diego and tried boogie-boarding ... lasted until I saw my first dolphin w/in arm's reach. Nope, I'm outta here.

I'm not a fan of open water swimming.
 

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+1

I grew up along the Delaware River; there were large catfish that would feel along your legs. Ewww!
We vacationed to a family home in Biloxi, MS, on the Gulf of Mexico, where my great-uncles taught me the string-ray shuffle. Sometimes we vacationed on the Jersey Shore where there were jellyfish-a-plenty. Moved to San Diego and tried boogie-boarding ... lasted until I saw my first dolphin w/in arm's reach. Nope, I'm outta here.

I'm not a fan of open water swimming.
The dolphin mention surprises me. We happened to be very close to a pod of dolphins when snorkeling on Maui and it was the coolest thing ever! I heard them before I saw them. I am fine with the ocean, but the stuff (slimy grasses?) on the bottom of a lake are terrifying to me and there is just no way that I am comfortable swimming there. Friends in Texas took us boating on a lake and for about 4 hours I had to pretend that I was having a good time. It was awful because I was so afraid of cottonmouths, lol.
 

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I have seen photos of that fish. I still can Google, is that ok. LOL.
Glad to hear it, Pedro!! Since your wording in your initial post didn't make it clear, I just wanted to make sure you knew that neither of the other two fish pics were of a muskie!! I certainly agree that all three of them are ugly and I also have no interest in kissing any of them. LOL!! ;)

On the other hand, I will admit to having been through the ceremony to be inducted as an honourary Newfoundlander. I have therefore been properly "screeched in" and kissed the cod, too!!! :banana:
 

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Plus, my late Father in Law was an avid fisherman in the fresh water lakes in Suffolk, Va.

All of those freshwater fish water fish were ugly with sharp teeth . IMO.
 

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The dolphin mention surprises me. We happened to be very close to a pod of dolphins when snorkeling on Maui and it was the coolest thing ever! I heard them before I saw them. I am fine with the ocean, but the stuff (slimy grasses?) on the bottom of a lake are terrifying to me and there is just no way that I am comfortable swimming there. Friends in Texas took us boating on a lake and for about 4 hours I had to pretend that I was having a good time. It was awful because I was so afraid of cottonmouths, lol.
The dolphin took me by surprise. My brain could only process: large, grey aquatic critter ... very close by. At that point, my brain was not functioning fast enough to fully parse threat vs 'delightful encounter.' Reptilian brain kicked in and I made a fast paddle for shore. (FWIW, it was likely the same summer of Jaws release. While I hadn't seen the movie ... it had made significant media attention. And, again, it was my first time trying to body board ... with a brain choke-full of uncomfortable water encounters. Recipe for disaster ... )
 

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What fish are you referring to Pedro? The article did not have a picture of a muskie in it, unless I missed it somewhere?
If you click on the "Kim told Global News" link in the article, there is a video and pictures of Muskies. Growing up in northern MN, I've seen several, but never that big!

Kurt
 

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Muskies get pretty big and have sharp teeth! The biggest one (65lbs) ever caught in Ontario was caught not too far from us in 1988. https://www.musky.ca/ontario-record-muskie-ontario-record-musky.htm#:~:text=Ontario Record Muskie:,Ken's first time Muskie fishing.
DH went on a few fishing trips to Minaki Lodge (very near where the woman was bit) in the 90's when the Ontario Gov't owned the facility. As an employee of a branch of the ON gov't he 'had to attend' several meetings up there. He hooked a few smaller muskies and said they put up a pretty good fight.

~Diane
 

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If you click on the "Kim told Global News" link in the article, there is a video and pictures of Muskies. Growing up in northern MN, I've seen several, but never that big!

Kurt
Yup. Having lived in Ontario for most of my life, I have seen the occasional muskie. But they have typically been a maximum of 2 to 3 ft. in length. They are still potentially scary with those sharp teeth!! While attacks on humans are rare, they are certainly not unheard of here.
 

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Here is a video about muskie fishing on the St Lawrence. Look at the size of the Muskie shown between 1:47 and 1:57 on the video.

 
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