unfortunately family obligations prevented me from fishing on the musky opener, but i did get out on minnetonka sunday morning.
i was only out from 6am-9am but the fish were very active. i had 4 follows on weedy rocky flats (horse shoe reef and a couple other similar spots). had one fish jumped out of the water after a fouled bucktail ... i actually cast the lure into 30 feet of water outside a weedy break and let it sink to the bottom while i fixed a tangle in my line. i reeled it in, not paying attention and just as the backwards fouled lure left the water a 40incher followed it right up and jumped after it. i wish i was paying more attention i spent some time fishing the secondary breaks after seeing that fish, but had no more luck.
so, i saw 5 fish and had none of them on. 2 chased a smaller safety-pin style bass spinner. 2 a white bucktail with a silver blade and one chased a 6" black eddie. all were in the 35-42" inch range. the biggest was the one that jumped after the fouled bucktail.
picked up a handful of pike and bucket's too. wish i could have stayed out longer, but its a busy time of the year with school ending for my kids and all.
anyone else move any fish on the opening musky weekend?
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954