Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
big c is very cool

muskie and pike picture taking

Recommended Posts

I am going to Minnesota next week and I want to be ready to tak a picture with a pike or musky if I catch one. How do you tame that thing without harming it to take a pic? I really wany something to show to my friends. Once again i dont wanna harm it I just wanna calm it down to take a pic with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have two ways of trying to tackle the toothy critters and protecting myself as well. I have a Rapala grip and a glove from Lindy (working on getting a net for fishing from the boat). One of the tricks is to play the fish just long enough. When I fish for the toothy critters, I'm fishing for musky. They are not the most robust fish and can be stressed out to the point that CPR won't work if played too long, especially if they are kept out of the water too long. The best way would be to net the fish, remove the hooks and then pick up the fish for a quick pic. For me, I have the most control using the Rapala grip but depending on how green the fish is, it can tear up the fish's jaw. If you have a Lindy glove, CAREFULLY pick up the fish by the gill plate staying away from the gills and cradle it with your other hand under the belly for a horizontal hold, which make the best pic in my opinion. Here's a pic of a decent musky I caught earlier this year that I wasn't able to CPR. Good luck and let us know how you do!!!

107333.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cabelas sells a muskie cradle by Frabill. You slip it under the muskie when you get it to the boat and never have to take it out of the water if you don't want to. Go to cabelas on line store and read about it yourself.  www.cabelas.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...