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post #31 of 47
how about those flying carp or whatever they are - the invasive species everyone's worried about - anyone know the latest? I heard they were afraid it was going into the great lakes but they had some kind of electric fence in place.
post #32 of 47
Once whirling disease gets into the hatchery or raceway it is virtually impossible to decontaminate short of a bull dozer.

I am damned lucky that the stuff does not affect humans since I have eaten hundreds of those whirlers. It may be argued that it accounts for my affinity for tight radius slalom skis however.
post #33 of 47
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Still, hooking onto a 22 inch brownie must be a blast ... damned your pleasant lifestyle Jer, all those pow days and now trout fishing - GRRRR (jealousy
It's not all fun and games. Crawling around in a 160 degree attic spraying toxic chemicals sux ballz.

Lately I've got this wierd compulsion to try muskie fishing. I'm trying to convince someone else to come along - trying to land a fish like that solo is like wrestling an aligator. A slimey aligator.
post #34 of 47
About twenty years ago a pal gave me one of those tiny ultra light rod & reel spinner combos for back packing. With two pound test line I managed to land two 31 inch Tiger Muskies ... not big by Muskie standards but what a challenge.
post #35 of 47
yeah I always wanted to try that some time too ... think you have to head way north though
post #36 of 47

Fishing

Saturday, Caught a 6lb Largemouth Bass Today. Anderson Lake Northern St. Joe River Chain Lakes just E of Couer d Alene Lake.
post #37 of 47
Pete. What do you fish with as far as gear. Fly? Spinners and casting rods?
post #38 of 47
Thread Starter 

Muskie Info

I am spoiled. Living in WI has its perks. Muskie all over the place is one of them. Although the WDNR (WI Department of Natural Resources) tries to keep them in larger lakes to avoid overpredation, they find their way into some lakes. I don't know where people live, but if you ever want to take a vacation and fish for muskes, just holler and I'll get you some info on some people I know who are good musky anglers.

And about the whole landing a Muskie by yourself deal, you only need a really big net and a good pair of gloves. Getting bit hurts quite a bit, actually. It's not as hard as you'd think, actually.
post #39 of 47
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And about the whole landing a Muskie by yourself deal, you only need a really big net and a good pair of gloves. Getting bit hurts quite a bit, actually. It's not as hard as you'd think, actually.
This is pretty much what I've resigned myself to do - thick gloves and a really long set of needle-nose pliars (sp?). I cought a 24" northern today with bite marks on it's back, which obviously means something is looking at 24" northerns as a tasty snack.
post #40 of 47
They make a little thingie called a gaff? Why screw around, make a hand gaff out of a large hook and a screw, some clamps and a wooden short length of pole. Put a strap on it to go over your wrist.
post #41 of 47
Gaffs aren't too healthy. Unless it's chinook salmon, I'm strictly catch-and-release. Plus the flowage I usually fish muskies on has something like a 40" or 45" minimum.
post #42 of 47

Fishing

Last night. Went up the St. Joe rive and ran a 11 mile float in my pontoon boat. Pretty slow, not much working. Caught 2 16 in Cutthroat Trout, good fish both. Sage fly rod, ross reel, #4 WF float line. Caught both on a special 16 hook paradun I tie myself. Nymps and wet flies didn't work at all, caught both on dry flies. Nice trout but pretty slow, saw 2 Moose crossing the river just before dark, amazing how strong of swimmers they are.

GarryZ, answering you question. I have a 17.5 b ass boat and have a spinning rod usually rigged with plastic. I favor a 4" Sendo, no weight.
Also a baitccasting rod and reel, 12 lb line and usually have some type of plug on that outfit. Also a 6 wt 9 1/2 foot flyrod, usually rigged with a fast sink tip line and a special fly I tie for bass, sort of a peacock herl wooley bugger with marabou. And carry an assortment of poppers, frogs, mice etc (dearhairs) if out late in eve for surface action. I probably catch the most bass on the 4 in Senko, rigged a special way, can't put that oout on the net. Too good a secret, havdeto tell ya in person (July 2nd at Wolf Lodge)..

So far fishing has been worse than last year but the summers still young.
post #43 of 47
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Saturday, Caught a 6lb Largemouth Bass Today. Anderson Lake Northern St. Joe River Chain Lakes just E of Couer d Alene Lake.
I need to play "five lb Bass" by Robert Earl Keen for you "yep son, that's a five lb. bass....big as a g*d##m baby"
post #44 of 47
Caught another giganto brown and a bunch of smallmouth last evening/night on the flyfishing section of the Peshtigo. The smallmouth were really annoying. Today I cought five million (give or take a million) brookies and browns on an undisclosed stream with a beadhead pheasant tail soft hackle thingee.
post #45 of 47
I spent the day with my grandma on her property. She's always been proud of her ponds and the work she puts into keeping everything mowed around them.
While we walked around the bigger of two ponds a few brown trouts followed us. This one in particular would not leave our pace. Grandma said its because he's a pig and she throws food out to them some times.
post #46 of 47
Nice photo!
post #47 of 47

a great state for trout streams...........

That's one state with nice un-screwed up groundwater/watersheds for trout WIskier13!

I do love the #4wt setup Pete....and #5-7s for brawling rivers with stoneflies!(my favorite bug;-).
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