snags. As the musky mouthed the sucker it remained on the bottom but began to head for the snags. In an experimental effort to head off the Musky's movement into the first snag, we positioned the boat between the musky and the snag. By switching the trolling motor on we were able to manipulate the movement of the musky away from the snag. Coincidence? Within a few minutes after the first snag experience, the Musky headed for the second snag in slightly deeper water of 24 feet. Again, we positioned the boat between the musky and the snag and intermittently engaged the trolling motor. When the trolling motor was engaged, the musky moved away. When we turned the trolling motor off, the musky again made a move toward the snag. This cat-and-mouse game continued for two to three minutes with the Musky trying to get to the snag, but each time it backed off when the trolling motor was engaged. On its final attempt to move into snag No.2, we disengaged the trolling motor and waited for the musky to again make a move toward the snag. When it did, we stomped on the bottom of the boat and the musky immediately took off on a run of approximately 100 feet away from the boat and snag! The musky settled down after several more minutes and made a move for the third snag in 25 feet of water. Again, we were able to manipulate the Musky's movements - this time, instead of stomping, we rattled rods against the side of the boat. In response to the rattling, the musky immediately made a run of about 80 feet away from the boat and snag. A few minutes later, the hook was set and the 30-pound class musky was soon in the net.