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Any Muskie hunters here?

Post by janesy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:47 am

As I'm able, I've been trying to broaden my hunting portfolio every chance I get. I love fishing just as much, but the one thing I love because it blurs the lines between the two is Muskie Hunting . Something about how that fish can rise up and seems to stare you down before it decides to tango... Or not haha. I get the same rush when I slam a big girl on a D10 that I do when I take a deer. Still trying to break 50 tho.
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Re: Any Muskie hunters here?

Post by BrotherRon » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:26 am

I got hooked on Muskies about 30 years ago.
The addiction was so bad it was all I wanted to do.
Then one day I remembered how good walleye and crappie tasted....
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Post by Carnivorous » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:22 pm

Lake Stclair is loaded with them. I avoid them because I mainly fish for food! Lol
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Post by Sparkey » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:24 pm

It's an expensive hobby, habit, whatever you want to name it.

And I love it!
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Post by mr meat » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:12 pm

I have 2 great Muskie lakes within a 10 minute drive, one of these days I’m going to get out there and try my luck,boat and time would help :lol:
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Post by Stepnoutnb » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:09 pm

Growing up in New Brunswick we never had muskies. But wait, several years ago a damn broke in Quebec on the head waters of the Saint John river. I think it was 20 years or more. So now we have Muskies. The last 22 years i've worked more OT than I can remember. This December I am going to Semi-Retire. I am going to fish, hunt, garden, reload and shoot. Ive got so many projects I've been putting off it's sick. I have 2 beautiful granddaughters 3 1/2 years and 10 months. I have a Salmon fishing camp. I love sleeping while listening to the rain hit the steel roof. I'm all pumped up about the future. To bad I keep getting all these aches and pains lol.
Here is a link to a you tube channel of a fellow who has been chasing the Muskies in The Saint John river pretty hard. We also have some big stripe Bass.

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Re: Any Muskie hunters here?

Post by janesy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:12 pm

mr meat wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:12 pm
I have 2 great Muskie lakes within a 10 minute drive, one of these days I’m going to get out there and try my luck,boat and time would help :lol:
:eusa-popcorn: which lakes? I have half a boat. Complete boat tomorrow hopefully
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Post by longbow joe » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:56 pm

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We have muskie here but not many .my home lake has pike up to 26 lbs . Not big by northern standards but still very exciting for me. Got 2 15lbers and one 20 this weekend long fish with teeth are really cool. I love trolling em up. I can see them on my my raymarine dragonfly and actually catch the fish l see yes it's cool. Good luck in your toothy pursuit. Buy some fish handling gloves they come in handy.most times l never take them out of the water just net em n get the hook out. I have to be on blood thinners from my cardiac incident and they seem to always make me bleed some how either the hook or teeth. Lol.
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Re: Any Muskie hunters here?

Post by mr meat » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:38 am

janesy wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:12 pm
mr meat wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:12 pm
I have 2 great Muskie lakes within a 10 minute drive, one of these days I’m going to get out there and try my luck,boat and time would help :lol:
:eusa-popcorn: which lakes? I have half a boat. Complete boat tomorrow hopefully
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Re: Any Muskie hunters here?

Post by janesy » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:35 am

mr meat wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:38 am

Nosbonsing and Nipissing
That's what I thought you meant. This old girl should still be cruising Nipissing
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Re: Any Muskie hunters here?

Post by gerald strine » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:41 pm

You guys are killing me wow I have never cought any fish over 13 pounds and it was a Carp. :mrgreen:
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Re: Any Muskie hunters here?

Post by elkaholic » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:28 am

I guess I got lucky last evening. I took my new musky rod out for a few casts. Hooked a nice 28 in beauty. Not bad from shore on a boardwalk under hwy 45.

I was tossing a small inline spinner. I saw her chasing it about 15 ft away. Wack and the drag starts talking. I yelling at my wife to go get the net from the truck.

Shoulda just took a few pics, as a few minutes of tussling and working her to the end of the dock. One big splash and she's gone.

Kinda glad , as it wasn't an easy place to get her in safely and release easily.

My wife was a little dissapointed , but she did see the first few runs and the rod bending over , of course lots of slashing.

Gotta love it !!

Why do most fisherman refer to them as lady's ?

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Re: Any Muskie hunters here?

Post by janesy » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:43 pm

elkaholic wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:28 am

Why do most fisherman refer to them as lady's ?
The Males typically do not reach the trophy sizes the females do
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Re: Any Muskie hunters here?

Post by Ontguide » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:19 pm

Muskie Guide up here in NW Ontario. Many fish I can’t remember! Most of the 50+ I do. Eagle lake is my home and where I sling for the big girls. Come on up!

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Re: Any Muskie hunters here?

Post by Sparkey » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:28 am

The plus when musky fishing is the other big girls that come along.

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She was only 36", but son in law was along and until that point, the biggest fish he had seen was 17" long.
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