After what had largely been a frustrating day and a half on the water -- just a handful of muskie follows in double-digit hours of fishing -- George's opportunity opened up around the same time Scott had been following a fish in roughly the same spot. George said he was committed to making one more drift cast out over the water before considering moving on to a new position. With his 80-pound test on the line, he cast over the back of the boat. "You're never supposed to do that in muskie fishing," George said."Sure enough, I got it." An intense 5-minute battle with the 34-pound fish ensued; George said in an online account of his tale that he had to grunt as he was preventing the fish from going under the boat. When it surfaced, it took a few seconds for that initial shock to wear off; George said even the guide's hands were shaking.