Even though she was loaded up with some spawning wounds, she was full of life and hit like a freight train. We worked the same general area for the rest of the afternoon and had a few more follows plus another hit. I saw the strike, set the hook, felt the first two head shakes and then nothing. It was still awesome to watch and we got a great look at the fish.
Here's a sweet underwater release shot of the first fish. This is the one of the best parts of fishing for musky...watching them swim away.