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Chinook (King) Salmon State Records

The awesome power, speed, endurance and fighting ability of an adult (KING) Chinook Salmon makes them worthy of the title “KING OF THE GREAT LAKES” LISTED BY STATE CAUGHT, WEIGHT,WHERE, WHO & WHEN: Illinois 37 lbs 0 oz Lake Michigan Marge Landeen 8/7/1976 Indiana 38 lbs 0 oz Trail Creek Rich Baker 1980 Michigan 46 lbs 0.96 oz 43.5″ Grand River Ray Essex 1978 Minnesota 33 lbs 4 oz 44.75″ Poplar River Dave Anderson 9/23/1989 Minnesota 33 lbs 4 oz 42.25″ Lake Superior Jeffrey Gulbranson 10/12/1989 Alaska…97 […]

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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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Carp On The Fly

When You catch A Feeding Carp with A Fly Rod, you will experience the fight of a lifetime! Carp never stop fighting until they are dead….. Once, after two hours of back breaking work, I caught a 25 LB. Carp while fishing with a fly rod for crappie on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. I really thought it had to be the biggest Northern Pike in the lake until I actually saw the back of the fish…..It was the best fighting freshwater fish I ever caught, and that includes […]

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The Incredible Smallmouth Bass

Pound for pound the mighty Smallmouth bass is probably the best fighting fresh water fish on the Planet!  This time of year it gets a little tough finding and catching them! After sun-down is about your best bet. 1. Think cool water. Smallies want to eat in a cool place. That means deeper water, regardless of what deep measures in your local lake or river, even after dark. The top foot or so of water might cool a couple of degrees when the sun goes down, but […]

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