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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 04:59 PM 10/12/05 (CST)
Has anyone stuck a really good muskie this fall? Have heard of several and seen a few --Wisconsin has had a banner year in terms of monster muskies this year---guess all that talk of their fishery being "dead" in terms of big fish and no "Wisconsin Strain" pure esox being still alive was a bit overblown. Anyway--anyone have a good story or pic of a special muskie they boated this fall?

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 02:14 PM 10/13/05 (CST)
Been trying. Maybe I ought to head to Wisconsin! Gotta go to where they're catching them.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:56 PM 11/12/05 (CST)
Well, did anyone boat a really outstanding muskie this fall? If so let us see a pic or hear a story.

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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 02:38 AM 11/13/05 (CST)
I haven’t……but I heard Minnesota has become a better musky fishing state then Wisconsin.

I guess as the musky fishing goes……so goes the Packers….LOL.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 08:38 AM 11/13/05 (CST)
Hammer Time,

You raise an interesting develpment in the muskie world. I posted the following question about a month ago but no one responded. Let's try the thought again and see if anyone has some insight into this.

I know this is walking on thin ice as emotions on the topic can be extremely high--and understandably so--BUT NONE THE LESS--a question keeps hanging out in the back of my head. (Please, no smart remarks at this point) : ) But the last decade or so has seen a tremendous move of guys seeking a real giant muskie moving away from fishing Wisconsin waters to fishing Minnesota waters. The largest reason I have been aware of was the large number of giant spawning female muskies being speared in the spring by legal spear fishermen or in ice houses. The dna/genetic deterioration of Wisconsin hatchery spawned muskies that are being used as fingerling stocks has also been blamed--but that has always been suspect in the research. For whatever reason, this year saw a much better muskie crop in terms of size fish caught for Wisconsin than has happened in recent times. A one time fluke? I guess we will see. As we are all aware the spearing issue has good folks and less than honorable folks on all sides of the table. While trying to remove the volatility of the issue I would still like to have an opinion from those who spend a good amount of time on the water, and in particular if they are pursuing muskies, what have been your personal observations of muskie populations in terms of fish seen, hooked, boated, etc. on speared and non speared lakes--any differences in the Wisconsin or Minnesota waters? Has the spearing issue made a difference in your choice of waters fished? Again, not wanting to stir a pot but I am really interested in having quality muskie fisheries and appreciate input from those who are on the water and see what happens on a daily, weekly, yearly basis. Do you see differences from 10 years ago if you have any waters you have fished that long?

Good Fishing,

Jason "The Fisher" Pence
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