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pinview muskies how to hookem?
My wife and I just got back from Idaho and didnt have a ton of success fishing. It seems like whenever we are out of town we don't hook up like we do in UT. Well to the point we are looking to get into catching something other than trout, in Idaho we tried like hell to catch some bass, so today we are going to pineview to try and pull in a couple of muskies. Any advice would be much apreciated - we have a boat and an assortment of jigs, plastics, spoons, rapalas, pwr bait, and worms

thanks teeelow and mommawolf
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Re: [teeelow21] pinview muskies how to hookem? In reply to
Larger spoons, rapalas, and jigs will be your best option. Leave the pwerbait at home :)




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Re: [teeelow21] pinview muskies how to hookem? In reply to
It's been a wile for me but this time of year I was trolling jointed rapalas with 20# fire line over structures also casting into the cover areas like sunken trees and weeds. Good luck... I hear the bass at pv have been really good.....
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what do you guys think about steel leaders, or should I buy some twenty pound fire line, and re line a few poles?
Does any one know where to find them what side of pinview or by a certain dock ect?

thanks for the info we will post pic's if we pound a few of 'em. teeelow mommawolf
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Do you have a boat?




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I never used leader just spider wire also I would upgrade some of the hooks on your lures as some factory lures have cheap hooks and will straighten out plus it's always good to be able to cut out hooks from a fish if need be to release... Jaw spreaders are very nice to have also but most tigers will get hooked in the jaws and can be released without pulling the fish out of the water... Try and not fight the fish to long it is hard on them and many die from it when the water is warmer like it is now... Hope some of this helps....

Again not to be rude flycaster but read the whole post he said he has a boat....
(This post was edited by UThunting on Aug 5, 2011, 1:05 PM)
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Re: [teeelow21] pinview muskies how to hookem? In reply to
Only caught 1 tiger at pineview so far. I use steel leaders. Caught mine in spring cove in about 6ft. of water right up in the submerged brush. I hear spinner baits work well. As to the locations... Id like to know that myself. Anyone have good info on location to fish musky at PV??? I read a report a while back that said they were schooling along cemetery point.
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Re: [TheWeekender] pinview muskies how to hookem? In reply to
Fish On
I've caught a number of Muskie and so has fam! We never use leader line at all. Never had one cut through our line. Usually they bite down on the rapala. I wouldn't go with leader line. We don't even use fancy fishing line. But we fish from shore so maybe trolling is different in that regard.
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Re: [12inchlunker] pinview muskies how to hookem? In reply to
hooked one just the other day on a silver and green 3-5 ft crankbait in about 7 ft of water in between a down tree and the tall grass on the outside stretches of the narrows
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My buddy threw a Blue Fox Gold spinner in Size #3 and hooked up with a Tiger Musky but lost it when the line snapped. I told him he should have let out the drag but he said it took the line to the end before he thought "jeeze I better fight it before I loose all my line for the day". His girlfriend nailed a Smallmouth Bass with the same lure so if you don't get a TM you could get a SMB. They were on a raft in the Spring Creek area. They were casting into the cover around there, which there is a ton of that between Spring Creek and Cemetery Point. There are better choices for SMB's and if you are interested PM me.


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Before You Go:

Get Educated, Spend the Money on the Correct Equipment, Be Prepared, and be then get ready for the one of the best freshwater fights available.


Tools and Traits for Properly Releasing Muskie
By
Tim Allard


Muskie fishing is one of the fastest growing areas in sport fishing today. Ask any long-time muskie angler if fishing pressure is increasing, or look at the growth of muskie lure manufacturers, and you'll be convinced that muskie fishing is on the rise. With more anglers pursuing these predators every year, the need for proper releasing techniques is crucial to ensure the survival of post-release fish and sustain the sport fishery.


A muskie recuperates prior to returning to its watery haunts.

The Right Tools and Gear
When muskie fishing, you need the right tools to fish, to play and to release a muskie without exhausting or over-stressing the fish. The right tools begin with your fishing equipment. Your set-up should include heavy action rods, and reels with high ratios and large spools to quickly retrieve line. Spool reels with quality line with a minimum rating of 65-pound-test. The terminal end should have steel leader with strong snaps and ball bearing swivels.

You will need the right tools to land and release these big predators. Opinions vary on the best device to land a muskie, but nets and cradles (large enough to comfortably hold, or pen, a muskie) are two popular options. You will also need tools to help cut and remove hooks from the fish's mouth, including: long-nosed pliers, hook cutters, jaw spreaders, and hook-removers. Remember, cutting hooks can be faster than removing them with pliers, but it is critical to remove all the hook pieces. Pieces left in the fish can lead to infection and, potentially, death.


Pictured left to right are some common tools for releasing muskie: hook cutters, measuring tape, long-nose pliers, and jaw-spreaders.

Have the Knowledge
You've just spent a couple hundred dollars on a quality net, a rod and reel combo, a dozen lures, and the latest release tools. Better yet, you're on a beautiful lake and have a hefty muskie at the boat. Adrenaline rushes through your body, but are you prepared to safely land this fish? This is an important question anglers new to muskie fishing need to ask themselves before fishing. Lipping a trophy bass, or netting a fat walleye, requires skill and confidence, but handling big, aggressive fish is more demanding. The good news is there are many ways to learn how-to land and release muskies properly.

One of the best ways to learn is by doing. I'm thankful to the experienced anglers that I've fished, and continue to fish, with who have helped me learn how-to properly release fish. Joining a club like Muskies Canada or Muskies Inc. will connect you to a wealth of muskie information. Hiring a credible guide is another way to gain first-hand experience. Reading publications specific to muskie fishing and attending seminars at fishing shows are two other ways to boost your release know-how.
Confidence and Patience
"Zen and the art of muskie fishing?" you ask. No, but these two traits will go a long way to ensure you properly release fish. When working in close quarters with muskie, you must be confident in your actions; this is where the right tools and knowledge will really pay off. For example, if you're leaning over to grab a shovelhead and you hesitate just as the fish thrashes in the net, the situation could quickly get dangerous to both you and the fish. Most multi-season, muskie anglers know stories of hooks in hands and fish freak-outs. Being confident when handling muskie will likely save you a hospital visit, but it can't guarantee it - that's part of the allure of muskie fishing.
Being patient comes into play on many levels in fishing, but let's focus on how it relates to releasing these toothy brutes. After hooking a muskie you intend to release (which should be almost always) you're responsible to do it properly. Muskies may battle hard during the fight, but require time to recuperate before swimming away. Maybe it only takes 10 minutes, some fish may take 20, and some can need more than an hour of boat-side support. As a responsible angler, you must be patient enough to hold and support that fish as it regains its strength before being able to strongly swim out of your hands. If you're not prepared to spend the time to properly release a fish, you shouldn't be fishing in the first place. It's that simple.

Be Organized
Being organized is more than just having the right tools and gear accessible in a tidy and hazard-free boat. It's fishing with a partner and knowing your responsibilities once a fish is hooked. While one battles the fish, the other should ready the release tools, camera, measuring tape and landing device.

Having a plan for playing and releasing fish, and keeping all tools needed within reach, reduces handling time and overall stress to the fish. Furthermore, a planned and properly executed process for landing, handling and releasing fish will ensure the fish is kept in the water as much as possible. Key to any successful release is keeping the fish (especially its head) in the water at all times, and only removing it for a quick photo if necessary. Some anglers let the fish recuperate in a net or cradle after the hooks are removed before handling the muskie again to take a picture. When photographing fish, a good rule of thumb is to hold your breath as you lift the fish out of the water. When you need to breathe, so does the fish and it should quickly be returned to the water to minimize harm.
Release methods for muskie can spark debate among anglers concerned with preserving the fishery. I've tried to stay clear of any controversial topics in this article, providing some best-practices for releasing muskies. Try these tips the next time your on the water for proper muskie releases.
Moderation is overrated.

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Re: [FishWisconsin] pinview muskies how to hookem? In reply to
+1...very well said!!!!


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I would like to post some pics on here, and tell every one that we nailed a few fatty muskies. That was not the case we went to our local sports authority to get some fire line, leeders, new rapalas, and a few other odds and ends. We left at about four in the afternoon our local sports a. had moved location, then we missed the exit to farmington Sports a.. We then decided there would be one in layton , stopped asked someone where nearest sporting store was they said in the layton hills mall there is supposed to be a dicks and sports a, both where closed. finally hit big five no fire line ... decided we will live,... got what we needed and left in a hurry. Then hit some construction and traffic (great)!

7pm we hit pineview and launched the boat started up right away we cruz out to the middle of pv and the boat stalls, just then we get hit by five or six big wakes. We get the boat started after 20 min cruz to the shore line turn the boat off and what do you know a huge evening storm blows in. we go to starter up no luck again!!! ahhh!! The boat continues to not start and we get smashed by waves intel we hit shore. We pull the boat up the best we could and sat there, listened to the bottom of my 14 ft fiber glass boat get chewed up by rocks and pounded by waves while my wife son and I are stuck like chuck on the shore. Finally The storm dies out about 1 hr later, and my wife and I row the boat 40 yrd out and old blue starts again and putters to the dock and onto the trailer.

I put the ear muffs on the motor today started up great and ran like a champ. just crazy blows my mind. never have had a problem with it like that. some times the ob takes a min to warm up but never 20 mins.

I'm still planning to use all the great advice, so thanks to everyone who pitched it will be put use soon!!, and in my next post me and the fam will be on old blue w pics of use holding our trophy muskies!!

p.s any advice on 1985 johnson 50 hrs would be appreciated.

Thanks again, and good luck,
Teeelow
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Re: [teeelow21] pinview muskies how to hookem? In reply to
It happens.

I have found that Musky gear can be purchased on line at a number of dealers, and it is not anymore expensive than driving around town...
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Re: [teeelow21] pinview muskies how to hookem? In reply to
Wow thats a first I have never heard someone say they are giving up in Idaho to go fish utah!
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Re: [FishWisconsin] pinview muskies how to hookem? In reply to
+1 on that!!!!! Also leader is a must... I have found dead musky with lures in their throat, and have caught many with lures on their face or in there mouth... i couldn't tell you how often I have found DEAD Musky that were most likely killed from improper handleing especially this time of yr.. please do your research and do your best to protect these amazing fish! !!!
whisker time.....