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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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