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Been doing some musky fishing #7366766
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Been doing some musky fishing this year. Best one is 48" so far.

Up to 9 decent fish this year, and tons of big pike. Been a blast.

Every fish except two have been on lures I've made which is also pretty cool.


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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366768
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Congratulations, some nice fish there.
Be interested in seeing your baits.

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366769
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what rod/reel/line combo do you use?



Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366771
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Nice. Looks like a great time

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366775
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I also started making cedar through wired lures. Hand carved, airbrushed and epoxied. The dive and rise jerkbait has caught 3 so far.

Also made 30 or so bucktails. They work great.

Making lures has been almost as much fun as catching fish with them.


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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366780
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The lures and the fish look great, sorry about your face! grin


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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366781
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Outstanding job on the lures and on catching those monster water wolves Hutchy!


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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: white marlin] #7366784
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Originally Posted by white marlin
what rod/reel/line combo do you use?


I run 3.

8' 6" st croix legend tournament med heavy, fast with a 400 series diawa lexa and 80 lb power pro. This is best for throwing bucktails a mile, and swim baits like shadzillas.

7' 6" st croix mojo musky heavy fast with an abu garcia rev toro beast with 80 lb power pro. Strictly jerkbaits and dive and rise

7' Xtra heavy e cat catfish rod with a big saltwater Penn and 100 lb power pro for Trolling big baits like the top lure. It's 18" long and pulls like mad, so I went heavy for the Trolling rod lol

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366785
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It’s got to be pretty satisfying catching those big musky, or any fish really, on crankbaits you created.


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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366786
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Great fish Hutchy.


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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Leftlane] #7366788
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
The lures and the fish look great, sorry about your face! grin


Soon as my computer is fixed I'll be able to put together a pretty kick (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) video.


If you play your cards right you'll have a chance to be annoyed by my voice too! laugh

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366791
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thanks, Hutchy.

never fished big freshwater, but will be soon.

NICE fish!



Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Lugnut] #7366795
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
It’s got to be pretty satisfying catching those big musky, or any fish really, on crankbaits you created.


Ya, its a cool feeling.

The dive and rise jerkbait is actually the Belle of the ball. It dives and rises like a suick, but it walks side to side too. Triggers strikes like crazy, and I know of nothing with a similar action.

Bucktails are the mainstay though. When its dark , or fish are real active they work awesome

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Nice! What was the average weight?


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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Boco] #7366800
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Originally Posted by Boco
Great fish Hutchy.


Thanks.


My wife keeps asking when I'll fish for fish we can eat again...lol.

It's addictive. Had dozens and dozens of hooked and lost, almost hooked, or close calls.

Walleye time soon.

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Nice pile of fish !


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Nice,really been missing the Canadian trips,next year we should be able to make a couple trips.Nice lure's also.

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Pawnee] #7366805
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Originally Posted by Pawnee
Nice! What was the average weight?


Not sure. Since none were truly massive , (the 48 was nice tho), I don't weigh them. Just a length and back they go.

There is a lengthy x belly girth calculator online that estimates weight pretty accurately, so my next addition is a soft tape to measure girth.


Hanging them by the head is hard on them so we avoid it. I actually don't think I own a scale lol

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366807
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I am looking forward to it Hutchy. Most Youtubers annoy me with out end but your videos are good and I might even like one some day.


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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Nice pile of fish !


Thanks. Been quite the learning curve. Caught musky in the past , but never targeted them.

Now I doubt I'll fish for anything else unless I'm hungry. Lol

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