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I just wanted to thank everyone for the good tips that I've collected. I went musky fishing on Tuesday and got my first one (43"). I have to tell you that it was the thrill of my fishing life (believe me, I do alot of fishing).
I owe all of my credit to this page. I used knowledge that I got from this page to select my lure as well as the location to fish. I will also state that I put him back after getting a quick picture so that someone else can experience the joy.
 

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Super vyndrup,, awesome report, What did you get him or her on and about where did that baby smack your bait @? Hope you can post a picture and I do believe you but there nice to see. And keep us posted on future hunts. Muskie Bob Sr. sure would be proud or that.

h2o<--says wtg.
 

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QUOTE(vyndrup @ Jun 23 2004, 09:20 PM)I owe all of my credit to this page. I used knowledge that I got from this page to select my lure as well as the location to fish. I will also state that I put him back after getting a quick picture so that someone else can experience the joy.
that's so awesome to see that this lil' ol board bears results!
way to go, team!

and way to go on your first musky, vyndrup! may there be many more!
 

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I caught it on a "Believer" lure. It was a jointed perch 10" in length. I just picked up that lure for the trip (don't you love buying a new lure for a special trip and getting a nice fish on it the first time out?) I caught him near the sand bar at Fair Haven. My lure was giving me a little trouble though. It has 2 eyelets so that you can run shallow or deep. I read that they were up closer to the surface but the darn shallow eyelet kept causing the lure to lurch to the left or right. Once that happened the lure would flip over and go for the surface. No matter how I adjusted it I could not get it to work. We were in about 11 or 12 ft of water and I know that the lure was very close to the bottom. I do have a picture (35mm). Once I can get it scanned I'll post it.
 

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okay, you guys might not agree with me on this one, but my favorite time to get musky is by "accident".
just fishing with harnesses or minnows, getting little perch, and than BAM!!!! drag goes and your heart is no where near prepared for it!!!
i have caught a couple smaller ones on super shad raps, but just that fight on light line and the amount of things going through your head!
" ok dave, give her some line, but keep the pressure on"

" dont let her dive down again, ease her in"

" careful, careful"

now this one is the last and great one, its either
"YES"
or

"#[email protected]*&@^&@%&"

sorry, just had to add that in to this one!!
 

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vyndrup: Try tieing the believer direct and see how that goes, also sometimes that might happen if you go to fast, you can also bend the eyelet one way or the other to correct that problem putting a sinker on the line a few feet helps to, play with that and see if that helps. It's great when your new lure give's you your reward for taking it off the shelf and it gets it's chance to come alive,, . Good stuff..

Dgreif: oh i hear you, the thrill of the unknown, that's part of the reason fishing is so exciting you just don't know the end of the day and there's never been two trips the same for sure.

h2o<--says oh the memories
 

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Ok here it is. This was one of the fastest pictures that I have ever been in. We caught this thing so close to the boat that he had a lot of life left. I quickly lifted him for this picture and he was back into the water just as fast.
How much would a fish like this typically weigh?
 

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Ok here it is. This was one of the fastest pictures that I have ever been in. We caught this thing so close to the boat that he had a lot of life left. I quickly lifted him for this picture and he was back into the water just as fast.
How much would a fish like this typically weigh?
 

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Before everyone rips on me.....sorry about the double post. My computer said the first one didn't go through. Now, who am I to doubt a computer ha ha.
 

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Nice job of turning it loose. I don't like the looks of that spot near the tail but the fish is a little small to have the pox. Maybe Cory or one of the DNR crew can let us know what they think. Good work. Let it Go Let it Grow. Bob
 

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I noted the spots as well. I fish occasionally on Lake Huron with a buddy for salmon and we sometimes catch a fish with a lamprey on it. they leave similar marks. Do they have a lamprey problem in LSC? Nothing came up with the fish. Also note that there is a similar mark in the middle of the body though not as bad. I didn't let him go because of the marks though. I would have let him go regardless. If he did have some sort of parasite, you wouldn't have known it the way he fought in the boat. He even bit my finger really good while thrashing around on the deck of the boat.
 

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They have a Bacteria not a virus. It lowers their immune system. The spots are like a red rash. Bob
 

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We "rookies" didn't have a scale that went over 5lbs. Would anyone have any idea how much that would have weighed (just roughly, I know that you can't know for sure.)
 

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I would say that fish would weigh 20-22 lbs.

h2o<--i won't be off by much,, you can say it's a 20+ lber.
 
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