Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
everythingthatswims

I'm Ruined

Recommended Posts

Well, I'm not sure if a musky is a homebody, but what I do know is that I found the motherload. Today I fished for the last hour of daylight, hooked 4 fish, landed 2, had 2 follows, and I'm sure there were more around. Never moved my feet. I'm going to need an intervention or something before I'm willing to pick up a bass rod again. 6" SS Bull shad on a 90# fluoro leader, 20lb mono mainline, cardiff 400, mojo bass 7'9" swimbait rod. Not an ideal musky setup, but it's what I have. Did I mention I am using public transportation to make it from my dorm to the motherload?

IMG_3621.jpg

I hate having to do this to a pretty photo but I'm sure there are others who fish here and I don't want to mess it up for them.

IMG_3620.jpg

There was no one around to take this photo, and yes I laid the fish on the ground, but there was no other way for me to safely unhook it. Both fish rocketed off into the river upon release! I estimate the first fish was low 30" and the second was mid 30". I measured the smaller fish on my rod but I have no tape with me at school.

  • Like 14

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice Ski ~

So much for good Grades  . . .

:D

A-Jay

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great muskies. :thumbsup:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice Muskies.Don't worry about blurring the background of the pictures, many of us would do the same to protect small bodies of water that can get fished out easily. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, soflabasser said:

Nice Muskies.Don't worry about blurring the background of the pictures, many of us would do the same to protect small bodies of water that can get fished out easily. 

See it's a massive river, but I found the spot on the spot on the spot

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice muskies! They are pretty territorial fish, and will stay in one spot.  Hopefully they keep cooperating for you!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Turkey sandwich said:

Great evening!  Shallow weed beds?

Nope, a cold, silt filled creek flows into the river, so there is a big sand bar about 60 yards long 1' deep that is perpendicular to the flow of the river. It provides both a current break and plenty of cool water. I fished it many times for bass and didn't understand why they weren't there. Now I know why.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, everythingthatswims said:

Nope, a cold, silt filled creek flows into the river, so there is a big sand bar about 60 yards long 1' deep that is perpendicular to the flow of the river. It provides both a current break and plenty of cool water. I fished it many times for bass and didn't understand why they weren't there. Now I know why.

Oh yeah!  I know that place!!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice Fish!  Locating a Honey Hole like that is a great find.  As far as having a hard time to go back to bass, I can understand that.  However, after several days/weeks of not getting any action (which will happen as these are very temperamental fish), bass will be looking pretty good again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulation !

Always wanted to catch a Musky but I'm in Florida so that ain't gonna happen.

Snook have become my obsession and now I fish for bass mostly during the spawn only so I understand your possible need for an intervention. If it were me I would ride it out though.

Great job and keep us posted !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Muskies are on my list of fish to catch and I will definitely make the trip up north to catch them. They remind me of our barracudas which are also a decent sized fish that give a good fight for its size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whats the point of school if you got the musky bug in your head?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    bass fish

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×