Category Archives: Musky

Possible World Record Musky

The Minnesota DNR announced that earlier this year they landed the largest musky they’ve ever seen. It happened while biologists were electrofishing for walleye. “We were not looking for musky,” said aquaculture biologist Keith Wiggins-Kegg. “That wasn’t our objective.” Biologists could not resist getting a closer look at the stunned musky, so they brought the fish aboard to take some measurements. It taped out at 61.5 inches, which is 5 inches longer than the state record and 1 inch longer than the world record. They didn’t have […]

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Planer board trolling

….. The public enemy of Salmon, Trout and even Walleye! Just after ice out in late Winter, when the waters of southern Lake Michigan warm up, thousands of Salmon fisherman swarm to the ports of Indiana and Illinois to troll the shore lines for wild Coho and fighting steelhead. The use of planer boards of all sizes and flat lines are the most productive methods this time of year. Salmon trollers will experience more fun, excitement and confusion than a power outage at a three ring surface! […]

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Trolling

Trolling is a key technique for finding the fish. In fact, I always recommend that people start off trolling, especially in spots they are unfamiliar with. Here are some tips for getting the most success on each trolling run: 1. Use Rod Holders – spend a little extra on these because they are so critical. I recommend rod holders that are permanently attached to a boat…no the cheap “velcro” style holders. Make sure are setup in a pattern that prevents tangling ofo your lines – as you will […]

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MUSKY HUNTERS! Cast For Show, Troll For Dough…..

  This is the ticket! In the north country where it is found, the musky is a legend. When fishing conditions are not conducive to success, the musky can seem to be even more than its billing of “The Fish of 10,000 Casts.” But when conditions are right, big muskies seem to be everywhere. Is it really that hard to catch? A new breed of musky angler the musky hunter, has evolved. These fishermen seek muskies, and little else, and are effectively narrowing their time between musky […]

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Musky VS The King!

   There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process!  Question: What would you rather catch, a 32 lb musky, or a 28 lb King Salmon? NOTHING MAKES A FISH BIGGER THAN ALMOST BEING CAUGHT There are as many myths about fishing for Musky as there are Musky! At least the ones over 30 pounds, that is….. The biggest myth of all, is the one I have been […]

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The Media & Musky Myths

Nothing makes a Musky bigger than almost being caught! This article is about something I know to be true based on over 46 years of fishing for, and reading about musky fishing. It’s something I feel must be said! Some of what you are about to read might shock you! As with subjects like politics, entertainment, health, weather and anything else you can think of, there is and always will be people that feel they must say and write things, true or not true, just to make themselves feel important and to […]

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1955 Leech Lake Musky Rampage

A MOMENT IN TIME: 1955 MUSKY RAMPAGE The Leech Lake musky Rampage was a two-week fishing extravaganza that began on Saturday, July 16, 1955. The exact number of muskies taken during this period is not known, but at least 163 fish from 18 to 42 pounds were recorded at Federal Dam alone and the rest of Leech Lake was hopping too. Leech Lake was crowned the “Musky Capital of the World” after the famous musky rampage during a hot spell in July 1955.  It was not until the […]

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((104 INCH 110 LB )) MUSKY CAUGHT!

Is A 110 LB Musky-Fact or Fiction?  “This hoax was actually perpetrated in 1908. It is likely one of the greatest hoaxes in musky fishing history. Needless to say, it is far beyond the capability of the species’ growth.” In an article by Larry Ramsel,   author of two books on the subject of MUSKIES, notes that the image “actually turned out to be a 54 pound musky that had been speared and then a local photographer combined photos of that fish and two different men (above) […]

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MUSKY: How To Set The Hook

Did you know most novice, and even some experienced Musky Hunters still don’t know the proper way to set the hook? Well, you are not alone. I didn’t learn myself until I lost a number of good sized Muskies. As we all know, the goal in setting the hook is to move a lure through a muskies teeth hard enough too make sure at least one hook penetrates the flesh of its mouth.  Something to understand is that  there will always be some muskies that won’t get […]

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