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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366939
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Originally Posted by Hutchy
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Those are some nice fish, there are some musky where I fish but more common are pike. I've gotten a few good ones this year around 36-37in but still haven't broke 40

We have a good mix of both.

Plus lots of walleye. Some 32" fish, but that's as big as they get.


Lots of walleye down here too, I catch a pile of them but the real big ones always escape me. 8.5lbs is the biggest I've ever caught

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7366947
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Those are some nice fish, there are some musky where I fish but more common are pike. I've gotten a few good ones this year around 36-37in but still haven't broke 40[/quote]
We have a good mix of both.



Lots of walleye down here too, I catch a pile of them but the real big ones always escape me. 8.5lbs is the biggest I've ever caught[/quote]
Solid fish.

Night trolling season is about to get underway here. Can't wait.

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Night fishing walleyes is a blast, I shore fish for them on the river. October is usually the best month for me, catch most of mine on jigs with swimbaits

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: BadgerTrapper97] #7366960
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Originally Posted by BadgerTrapper97
Night fishing walleyes is a blast, I shore fish for them on the river. October is usually the best month for me, catch most of mine on jigs with swimbaits


So much fun.

Our best night last year. A 29 and a 31.5". Double header, tangled on the way in and were netted in one shot. We went home after that because nothing was going to top the double!

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Originally Posted by Hutchy
Originally Posted by BadgerTrapper97
Night fishing walleyes is a blast, I shore fish for them on the river. October is usually the best month for me, catch most of mine on jigs with swimbaits


So much fun.

Our best night last year. A 29 and a 31.5". Double header, tangled on the way in and were netted in one shot. We went home after that because nothing was going to top the double!

[Linked Image]

I'd love to catch one that big, here's a limit from a cold October night right before a snowstorm when I couldn't keep them off the hook. [Linked Image]

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7367002
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Those are some great looking lures you make plus some really nice muskies. I can appreciate the satisfaction you get from catching them on home made lures since I used to do that myself on a double buzz blade bucktail I assembled from various parts. It would run on the surface and produce some spectacular strikes and follows.I think the blades "ticking" together were the key in producing sound and vibration that they just had to attack. I caught 33 muskies in 3 summers on them without going that often and most were over 45 inches with several at the 50 inch mark. So much excitement and fun. Good job, Man!
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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7367015
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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


Thanks. Out here in no water land we measure everything in pounds. Im guessing 48 is good. They all look like monsters to a flat lander


Everything the left touches it destroys
Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: BadgerTrapper97] #7367047
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Originally Posted by BadgerTrapper97
[quote=Hutchy][quote=BadgerTrapper97]Night fishing walleyes is a blast, I shore fish for them on the river. October is usually the best month for me, catch most of mine on jigs
I'd love to catch one that big, here's a limit from a cold October night right before a snowstorm when I couldn't keep them off the hook. [Linked Image]




Beauty. I wish we could keep that many. Our limits are 2 fish under 16", or one under 16 and one over 22.1.

The eating size fish all have to go back lol

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: MnMan] #7367049
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Originally Posted by MnMan
Those are some great looking lures you make plus some really nice muskies. I can appreciate the satisfaction you get from catching them on home made lures since I used to do that myself on a double buzz blade bucktail I assembled from various parts. It would run on the surface and produce some spectacular strikes and follows.I think the blades "ticking" together were the key in producing sound and vibration that they just had to attack. I caught 33 muskies in 3 summers on them without going that often and most were over 45 inches with several at the 50 inch mark. So much excitement and fun. Good job, Man!
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Nice looking double buzzbait. I bet the hits were fantastic!

Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7367062
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great read ,guys nice looking lures hutchy, and real nice fish , I have a friend and his wife ,all they fish now is musky , she got a 53 incher this summer ,she is in the lead for some big money ,

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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
great read ,guys nice looking lures hutchy, and real nice fish , I have a friend and his wife ,all they fish now is musky , she got a 53 incher this summer ,she is in the lead for some big money ,


After every fish I wonder why I'd ever fish for anything else. Im attempting to break 50" this fall. We will see how it goes. Lol. I managed to get my father in law into some serious smallmouth this summer. I've got a spot where every year you can catch 19 and 20" fish till you are tired of catching them.

A few eaters from that day. Great fish fry.

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Wife's sister with her biggest pike to date...third fish of her life
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Some eater sized pike.
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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7367099
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Those are some great fish and lures!

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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Hutchy] #7367100
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Hutch, nice fish, very nice lures, but that hat! I can't believe Steph lets you wear that hat...Sakes head!


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Re: Been doing some musky fishing [Re: Redknot] #7367102
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Hutch, nice fish, very nice lures, but that hat! I can't believe Steph lets you wear that hat...Sakes head!



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Those are some great fish and lures!

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Them are over 40".

45?

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The truth is, if you are catching fish like that, you can wear any hat you like! Nice to see you guys are enjoying life.


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The truth is, if you are catching fish like that, you can wear any hat you like! Nice to see you guys are enjoying life.


Its a costa del mar hat thats been all over with me. Its tough to find sun protection that doesnt make me look like a moron, so I just embrace it.

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Originally Posted by Hutchy
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Those are some great looking lures you make plus some really nice muskies. I can appreciate the satisfaction you get from catching them on home made lures since I used to do that myself on a double buzz blade bucktail I assembled from various parts. It would run on the surface and produce some spectacular strikes and follows.I think the blades "ticking" together were the key in producing sound and vibration that they just had to attack. I caught 33 muskies in 3 summers on them without going that often and most were over 45 inches with several at the 50 inch mark. So much excitement and fun. Good job, Man!
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Nice looking double buzzbait. I bet the hits were fantastic!


For sure! This one came straight out of the water about 4 feet in the air when it hit. Looked pretty spectacular against the sunset.
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Originally Posted by MnMan
[quote=Hutchy][quote=MnMan]Those are some great looking lures you make plus some really nice muskies. I can appreciate the satisfaction you get from catching them on home made lures since I used to do that myself on a double buzz blade bucktail I assembled from various parts. It would run on the surface and produce some spectacular strikes and follows.I think the blades "ticking" together were the key in producing sound and vibration that they just had to attack. I caught 33 muskies in 3 summers on them without going that often and most were over 45 inches with several at the 50 inch mark. So much excitement and fun. Good job, Man!
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For sure! This one came straight out of the water about 4 feet in the air when it hit. Looked pretty spectacular against the sunset.
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Cool. usually they just blow it up here and miss a topwater completely.

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If you want to get some monster muskies, come and fish Green Bay/Sturgeon Bay.

I can't fish muskies anywhere else. The fish out there are unbelievable monsters!

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