Mike D

A few fall muskies

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Normally I'm on the rivers pretty hard this time of year but high water has kept me away.  Fortunately for me that has worked out pretty well staying on the lakes and catching some really nice fish lately.  After 10 years of 50-60 trips a year, I've reached the "holy grail" of muskie fishing and my personal best 51.25".

 

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2 hours ago, richs said:

Congrats!  What're your thoughts on cold water (next 30 days locally) being a good time to target big  fish? 

Next month is still prime, w/ typically get fewer but larger fish.  As long as there's no ice and water temps are 40 degrees or above I'll fish lakes. These fish were all caught low to mid 50's which is prime fall temps for lakes and reservoirs.  Rivers I'll fish all winter so long as not iced up or flooded.  I've caught muskies in 34 degree river temps.  Good luck  

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That is a nice fish, but I haven't quite figured out what all the fuss is over catching a musky?

 

I hooked a good size one on Lake St Claire a few years back, and it was like reeling in a boot.  No fight what so ever.  When it came to the surface it moved a little but nothing crazy. It eventually broke the line as we were smallmouth bass fishing..  What am I missing here??

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