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This summer I was fishing for bass and northerns on lake in southern Ontario that my family has fished for over 50 yrs. One day

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    This summer I was fishing for bass and northerns on lake in southern Ontario that my family has fished for over 50 yrs. One day we drifted into an area we fished in previous years that was a little deeper than average (7-8 feet) with little cover... We ending up hooking 14 muskies in 3 days! Two fish we boated were over 50", the other two 37 and 38". Several of the fish hooked and lost were in the 45" - 50" range. These muskies were biting bass spinner baits in the 3/8 to 1/2 oz size. The muskies were amazing aggressive. One missed a lure and actually smashed its head on the boat. The bite was amazing for 3 days and then they were gone... We also saw a huge number of gars in this same area. No one in my family has ever caught a musky before in this lake. My question is what would cause these fish to be stacked up in this area and why would they be so aggressive? I'm guessing we were very lucking being in the right place at the right time. Was the most exciting 3 days of fishing ever.... By the way, we released all the fish after snapping picture... Thanks...

  • #2
    that is very interesting but you have posted this about three times I believe.


    • #3
      Did not even keep a smaller one for supper? Shame on ya!

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      May 12, 2007

      Muskellunge (also known as muskie or musky) are large freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, and are primarily found in the Great Lakes Region. Cooking time is approximate based on the size of the fish. From the Wisconsin Dutch chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.

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      * 10-14 lbs Muskellunge, cleaned and scaled (pike can also be used)
      * 1 cup butter
      * salt and pepper, to taste (lemon pepper is wonderful in baked fish)


      Preheat oven to 350F and grease a baking pan.
      Clean and rinse fish thoroughly.
      Rub with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
      Place fish in prepared pan and bake, allowing 10 minutes for each pound.
      It may be necessary to baste the fish if it is sufficiently large to require more than one hour.
      Use 2 tablespoons butter in one cup of water and baste every twn minutes if necessary to prevent fish from drying out.


      • #4
        Wow! That is a day to remember! It sounds like the earth, the moon and the stars came together just right for you. I don't know the reason but perhaps you caught them in shallower water during spawning season and when they inhabit the shallows and strike aggressively. I applaud you for returning them to lake as there is now hope for other anglers to share your great experience. Congrats!


        • #5
          Capitalizing on a perch spawn is my guess.


          • #6
            To ethan3... What, you dont like duplication? What, you dont like duplication? What, you dont like duplication?


            • #7
              Not sure why they were hitting like that but that's pretty much a dream fishing trip. Did you post pics on here?




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