Frank Loye landed the only muskie at the 12th annual Ice Out Challenge held Saturday by the Webster Lake Musky Club in Indiana.
It was a doozy of a muskie of 47 inches with a thick girth. He caught it on a figure eight with a Bull Dawg.
``There seemed to be a very brief feeding window right at the start of the tournament,'' the Logan Square man emailed. ``We were moving several fish and then, about 9 a.m., the wind picked up, and temps dropped. A front had definitely moved in, and everything just shut down. We couldn't get a follow after that.''
That one and only fish made the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc.--with (left to right) Joe Pavilonis, Tony Krizek, Jordan Kane, Loye and Charles Graham--champs.