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Guys,

I happened to run across a large dead muskie. I estimate it has been on top of the water for a couple days. Its every bit or 45 inches. Please make sure you gets these fish moving after catching them. Of course it could have died of natural causes?

Good luck practice catch and release.

CK
 

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QUOTE(heimskr @ Aug 14 2009, 08:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>[email protected]'ve seen a few this year myself. It would be nice if people cared for them properly.

That is so sad to see
I hate seeing belly up fish Period~ It feels like a waste. My personal beef is the people who kill fish just to kill the fish and toss them back.
Sometimes you cannot help it but it is still sad.

(If is was a person responsible they didn't read this board~If they did they would know the correct way of handling a musky.)
 

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QUOTE(Big Dog @ Aug 14 2009, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I saw about a half dozen of them last all floating with their throat cut. Whoever did that doesn't want me to find out who they are


What do you do if you actually see someone doing it?
( besides beat their heads in with whatever you have on your boat)
 

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QUOTE(Tami @ Aug 14 2009, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Big Dog @ Aug 14 2009, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I saw about a half dozen of them last all floating with their throat cut. Whoever did that doesn't want me to find out who they are


What do you do if you actually see someone doing it?
( besides beat their heads in with whatever you have on your boat)

Legally I would get the MC numbers from the boat and call the DNR and report it.
Although I would prefer to treat them to the the good old-fashioned azz-whooping that Mama should have given them a long time ago.
 

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QUOTE(esoxfly @ Aug 14 2009, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sucks, but fish die. Casting, trolling, jigging, there'll always be fish die. It'll sink and return itself to the system and it's a cycle.

Fish dying because of being caught, bad release, disease or something like that is fine, but when these idiots cut their throats intentionally because they eat their beloved walleye which THEY kill and eat or something like that is absolutely stupid. Killing ANY fish by cutting it's throat and throwing it back in pisses me off more than just about anything else.

When I was a kid I watched some @ss hole cut a basses throat because they ate the perch & crappie that he loved to eat. At that age I knew it was wrong. I bounced rocks off that idiots boat & head until he motored off. Anytime we saw him on my side of the lake my friends and I threw rocks at him. It's stupid & useless to kill something & not eat it.

If I catch someone doing that they will NOT enjoy the consequences of my actions. I've got a good temper & that stupid chit will set it off very quickly.
 

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Ya about the throat cutting thing on muskies, I have heard of a tournament bass fisherman that does that when he catches them.....I am still working on his name....when I find it out I will let all of the st.clair network know..
 

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QUOTE(Weber @ Aug 14 2009, 09:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ya about the throat cutting thing on muskies, I have heard of a tournament bass fisherman that does that when he catches them.....I am still working on his name....when I find it out I will let all of the st.clair network know..


Oh please do!!!!!

I've also heard about the walleye 25 that do the same thing. I hope to god I can catch one of these captains doing that. I'd love to ruin their livelyhood because of it.
 

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Well yeah, intentionally killing fish for the sake of killing them because they hate them is wrong.

I was speaking to delayed mortality or even instant mortality from ethical catch and release.

And yeah, I've heard of the "25" or so guys that kill the muskie. Probably heard it from the same guy you did. It's just their ignorance thinking muskie kill the walleye. They don't see the walleye they used to see because the nature of the lake has changed and they blame the muskie. You'll never convince them.
 

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QUOTE(esoxfly @ Aug 14 2009, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well yeah, intentionally killing fish for the sake of killing them because they hate them is wrong.

I was speaking to delayed mortality or even instant mortality from ethical catch and release.

And yeah, I've heard of the "25" or so guys that kill the muskie. Probably heard it from the same guy you did. It's just their ignorance thinking muskie kill the walleye. They don't see the walleye they used to see because the nature of the lake has changed and they blame the muskie. You'll never convince them.
I know, I've tried

I just don't believe in killing anything I don't plan to eat.
 

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QUOTE(esoxfly @ Aug 14 2009, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well yeah, intentionally killing fish for the sake of killing them because they hate them is wrong.

I was speaking to delayed mortality or even instant mortality from ethical catch and release.

And yeah, I've heard of the "25" or so guys that kill the muskie. Probably heard it from the same guy you did. It's just their ignorance thinking muskie kill the walleye. They don't see the walleye they used to see because the nature of the lake has changed and they blame the muskie. You'll never convince them.

While I have taken a muskie due to the fact it was not going to make it, I would like to know the names of the 25 guys too. I would bet more muskie die from the weekend angler practicing bad catch and release. They go out for bass and get a muskie, everyone has to take their picture with it and then just put it back in the water.
 
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