Tag Archives: trophy musky

Go North Young Man!

Chicago area fishermen!  Go north for the best fishing you can find anywhere! Some day when the fisher of men calls your number, consider yourself  fortunate if you’re granted your last wish to fish just one more time.  And if and when the opportunity presents itself, you just might want to make that last cast in the waters off the Door County Peninsula in northeastern Wisconsin. As more than one Great Lakes Salmon fisherman has commented, the Door County fishery can make you feel as if you […]

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MUSKY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

WISCONSIN: The number one spot for muskies…..in the World! Most people agree and recognize that the State of Wisconsin has many noteworthy attractions, including its vast natural forests, interesting wildlife, cool dairy farms, friendly corner taverns, the Green Bay Packers, and the fabulous Door county, Peninsula!   Muskies can be found in more than 700 lakes, totaling at least 420,00 acres. That does not include the flowages, and rivers in every part of the State. Most authorities say this is enough reason to call Wisconsin the number one […]

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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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((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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50 BEST FISHING LURES OF ALL TIMES

 50 best fishing lures of all time: Is there any way to estimate how many of the best fishing lures have been invented and brought to market since the beginning of time? “Impossible,” said Dan Basore, our longtime fishing collectibles columnist. “I have some that were made 6,000 years ago in Wisconsin, and lures were made much earlier than that. I discover makers every year that were unknown, and so do other collectors. With the long history of lures, it becomes a daunting task to select the […]

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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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Tiger (Hybrid) Musky

The tiger musky is a hybrid produced when a male northern pike (Esox Lucius) fertilizes the eggs spawned by a female musky (E.Masquinongy), consequently, it is conceivable that one might find a tiger musky anywhere that both musky and northern pike occur together, though it is not a common fish anywhere. Tiger muskies may also be found in areas where they have been introduced, but such populations are naturally self-limiting since the tiger musky is sterile, like the mule (which is a cross between a horse and […]

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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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