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See, this is what it’s all about.
Father and son, spending the day together, battling 50-pound fish, making memories that will last forever.
8-year-old David Jacobson and his dad Erik were out on Lake Mille Lacs when the youngster got a nibble.
They could tell right away that it was huge.
“Do you think this is bigger than my 47-incher?” David asks his dad.
As the fight begins, dad does just enough to put David in a position to succeed, encouraging the youngster to not give up.
“I can’t!” “Yes you can!”
The familiar exchange is almost a rite of passage for young men and women — especially young anglers.
I have to admit I chuckled when dad tells David “Don’t let that rod go straight,” and David responds with a very enthusiastic “I’m never gonna!”
Dad nets the fish, which measures a full 57″ long and 27″ in girth. Had to weigh upwards of 55 pounds. The kid can’t weigh much more than that himself.
Great video, and a great job by dad here. A lot of adults would’ve taken over and landed the muskie themselves — but not David’s dad. His reward is a fish they’ll both remember forever.