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  1. Tackle Talk
    Anyone have experience with this stuff? Is it any good? Got some 80lb for musky fishing but just purchased a spool of 30lb for a heavy bass/pike rod and was testing the strength with a fish scale I got, it keeps breaking between 22-28lbs. Making me second guess if I should use it or not. Would...
  2. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Launched from Harley Ensign in the late morning in the relatively calm and very sunny conditions. Worked close to launch most of the day, including along the breakwalls and docks up the river a bit, where there was a thin layer of ice early, which was gone later. Dragged big baits, often pumping...
  3. Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes
    Just caught my first musky and it was on a bulldawg, 47.5" beauty. Now I wanna buy atleast 1 more but theres so many different colors I cant decide. I'm also fishing mostly stained water. What are your favorite/ best producing 2 or 3 colors
  4. Tackle Talk
    I am new to musky fishing and recently purchased a bass pro brand musky rod, fairly priced and bought 40lb braid. Line kept getting frayed and breaking. Ended up hooking a really nice musky had it by the boat then it took off and snapped my line. Bought some 65lb suffix 832 and its seems to be...
  5. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    These hooks will catch on every possible thing in the boat, yet this musky bit twice and somehow avoided them. This time I felt like I caught up fast enough to the slack line and felt some tension, but to no avail. This musky did everything but jump in the boat.
  6. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Well, this was bittersweet. I had the slack line feeling twice but didn't know for sure they were hits until I got home and watched the film. The first one I had the rod in off hand and remote in other hand. Took too long to process what was happening and couldn't catch up in time. Second one I...
  7. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Went to Marysville last night casting jigs from shore for walleye. I switched lures a couple of times before I decided to try out something I'd never used before. I put on this a 3/8 oz. round ball jig with a blue head and 3" blue paddle tail. By 11:00 p.m. I already had a few walleye on the...
  8. Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes
    Anybody ever target or catch one out of any of these lakes? Even accidentally would be helpful. Was thinking about giving Margrethe lake a try as it’s only an hr away from Harrison. Wanting to get away from the usual budd lake. Just looking for new water
  9. Tackle Talk
    Hey all, looking to talk to some seasoned muskie anglers who can recommend baits and colors. I'm not going to ask for your secret spots or ask for a seat on your boat. I plan on paying a guide to go out with in the spring who can help me build fundamentals. I want to have some of my own gear...
  10. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Launched from Harley Ensign (S River) for a later afternoon/evening outing, and man it was a clown show, what with rush traffic, having forgotten to set up some things, then finding out the motor I just got back for the shop had its throttle misaligned as attempted to start it. But I got enough...
  11. Cold Water Species Fishing
    Looking for a solid baitcaster to pair with my Musky rod. Looking for something that I can pair with some 50 or 80lb PowerPro braid, and will handle casting up to 6oz lures. Not exactly trying to spend $500 on the Shimano Tranx 500. Anybody have something they like using?
  12. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    So I just moved back to Michigan and have a place on Harsens. Im a trout fisherman by nature but figured since ill be spending so much time on the lake, that I should get out and enjoy fishing for Musky as well. I have a 2 year old daughter and one on the way in august so my wife doesn't really...
  13. Trout Fishing, Fly Tying, Techniques
    I have 3 fly rods an 8wt, 9wt and 5 wt. I fish for salmon and steelhead in the spring and fall. This is my favorite, what I spend the most time doing, and what really got me back into fly fishing after only doing it for bluegills when I was really young. In the summer I do a lot of pike/musky...
  14. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Hey guys, I'm super new to musky fishing and so far I've been out casting about 10 times now with no luck. I've been targeting the following areas: Anchor Bay, North Channel, Middle Channel, Grassy Island, Front of Metro. (And where ever I find baitfish) I've been throwing bulldawgs...
  15. Tackle Talk
    Hey all! My wife has given me a $200 allowance to purchase a new rod and reel to cast large musky and pike lures. I was thinking a medium heavy rod with a baitcaster, but wanted to get some advice/suggestions. Specific make/models would be appreciated as well! I'm new to baitcasters as well...
  16. Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes
    Anybody do any Muskie fishing on Belleville? Is there a decent amount in there?
  17. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Join us on March 15th as we welcome Capt. Kyle Moxon to our general meeting to talk about putting the musky puzzle together.
  18. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Hello everyone, I've been wanting to be a Musky fisherman my whole life. Finally got a boat (18 foot Lowe deep-V with 90hp, kicker and electric trolling motors) and have been gearing up all winter. Have rods, reels, and a decent assortment of lures (cow girls, depth raiders, triple D's...
  19. Icefishing Lk. St. Clair
    Long time viewer, never really had anything worth posting. After 5-6 years of grinding on LSC with minimal results during the winter, we had finally hit the jackpot... Launched in L'anse Creuse Bay, decided on a spot and we never moved. The GPS showed ~1mi offshore. The current had a consistent...
  20. Cold Water Species Fishing
    simple, has any caught any musky out on elk lake? a lot of people say they're out there and big but I've never caught one and neither has my buddies, are we terrible at fishing or what lol
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