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?
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~ Chuck Clark