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Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:55 pm
by fallen513
Just imagine, in another 4 or 5 years... bluegill population down, no real small bass around...that shadow coming up from the depths will have you shitting your pants. Well done!

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:06 am
by chadroc
this is just excellent

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:50 am
by ironman
First musky? Homegrown to boot?

Hell yeah. Nicely done.

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:26 am
by Bobwhite
Hahaha...

Thanks, TX and Fatman, for the heads-up and direction to this post.

I don't get down to the classifieds much... I guess that's the point

Shit fire, BM... what a beautiful fish! That's ridiculous.

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:38 am
by B.M. Barrelcooker
ironman wrote:First musky? Homegrown to boot?



yEAH......pinch me !

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:27 am
by Transylwader
B.M. Barrelcooker wrote: Image
BM, this don't look like no freshie watta. Looks like a place where there be salinity, drums andprawnsskrimps.
Congrats, very unique place to get a musky.
Invite or GDIAFF :wink

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:07 am
by befuddled
Freaking awesome man!

That's the pay off for an executed plan.

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:29 pm
by Ruddy Duck
Persistence and all....

:cool

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:55 pm
by blumpkin
The whole cylcle of what you did here is very amazing.
I have always been haunted by Cave Run, we put rumbles there.

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:47 pm
by Woolybug25
Awesome stuff BM!


Have you thought about how to manage it going forward? I know you have done a ton with planting forage fish for them. Are you going to eventually try to manage it as an ecosystem or just continue to plant forage and go that route? I could go back and find where you probably addressed this, but I'm lazy. Either way, what an awesome thing you did here.

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:42 pm
by Lando
I want to put the Carp Slut on that drink one day.

Re: wanted: muskie/musky knowledge..............

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:17 am
by B.M. Barrelcooker
Woolybug25 wrote:Awesome stuff BM!


Have you thought about how to manage it going forward? I know you have done a ton with planting forage fish for them. Are you going to eventually try to manage it as an ecosystem or just continue to plant forage and go that route? I could go back and find where you probably addressed this, but I'm lazy. Either way, what an awesome thing you did here.
The management plan is basicly to let it grow.

It's full of stunted bass and crappie and generic bluegill.

As well as a thriving shad population after I got them planted.

Right now the 5 or so people that I let fish it are under strict guidelines to immediately return all musky caught and remove stunted bass and crappie.

The fishing pressure is pretty negligent .

No musky lures allowed on the lake.
Nobody here really musky fishes but if someone wants to take a shot it will have to be with a fly rod.

Also from what I've read and seen , crappie make great musky food too and I have lots of them in the right size range.

The growth has really impressed me.