Tag Archives: catch photo release

CPR (Catch-Picture-Release)

Let’s all do our part as a true sportsmen to help MUSKY live to fight another day! Choose lines and equipment that will bring fish in quickly, so they don’t exhaust all their energy in a prolonged battle. Use artificial lures over live bait. Fish that hit artificial baits are less likely to be hooked deeply enough to damage vital organs and have a high survival rate. Prepare for easy release by squeezing hook barbs flat with pliers or filing them off. Hooks without barbs won’t cost […]

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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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OCT 1st ((Chicago Opening Day Snagging))

 Recently I saw  some snaggers  lined up around the Lincoln Park lagoon in Chicago, aggressively trying to snag salmon. And it’s legal, from now until the end of the year. Lord only knows why! This form of fishing (If You Want To call it That?), which is banned altogether in many states, is allowed annually from Oct. 1 to the end of the year at the Lincoln Park lagoon south of Fullerton Parkway and in the inner and outer harbors of Jackson Park on the South Side. These […]

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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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World Record Musky

The largest Muskellunge on record was caught by Louie Spray (pictured above) in the Chippewa Flowage (Hayward, Wisconsin, United States) on July 24, 1949. The fish weighed (69 lbs. 11 oz.) and was (63 1/2″) long….. Louie Spray’s GIGANTIC Musky has remained the World record since the day it was caught….. Is it possible for someone to catch a 70 pound musky? My answer to this question is a definite yes.  Most expert guides and other so called authorities  believe that there are a few swimming in our waters somewhere in the Great Lakes […]

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Musky Myths & The Media

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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Little Green Lake Wisconsin

Most Musky hunters are aware of this great Musky lake located just 180 miles north of Chicago, or are they? Little Green is a  467 acre lake, maximum depth 25 ft.  located just 2.1 miles from Markesan, in Green Lake County, Wisconsin. Don’t be fooled by the name “little”, as this lake has been producing some big action since it was stocked with hybrid and true Muskies since 1970. Here is an interesting fact! Little Green, so far as it is known and recorded, set a world […]

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Musky Fever

Of all the fish that roam the fresh waters of the continent, the mighty Muskellunge has been the center of more ridicule, scorn, praise, dogged determination and “DISEASE” than any other species. The “DISEASE” is continuously diagnosed as ” MUSKY FEVER, and, brother, when you contact it, you’ve had it—usually for life.” There has been so much written about Musky fishing, you could fill a semi truck with it! Some is just hype or myth, some straight out lies and a whole lot of good publications written […]

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Codes Of Conduct

There are two types of fisherman:  Those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish! Although, I don’t consider snagging as fishing! Many try to justify  snagging by  saying that spawning salmon are going to die anyway. That is true,  but the  SPAWN also dies with the fish!.  We need to preserve our future crop of salmon so we can enjoy the fight and natural beauty of a strong salmon run. Plus it makes the fish very line shy and less likely to actually bite. […]

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