Numbers have been down for me this year compared to last year for bass, anyone else find this true?
MOON PHASE (80%)
I don’t Muskie fish but my understanding was when the water temp got into the upper 70’s you don’t fish them. I find it strange people are targeting them knowing it could harm them. Why would he be targeting them to video knowing this?
Please practice safe long releases. Let the fish swim away on its own. Also proper holding technique. I hold my breath when I take a fish out of the water and always have hook cutters at my reach a fish shouldn’t be out of the water longer than you hold your own breath. Take hooks out in the net and never let them flop around in the bottom of the boat, losing that slime is their protection.
Yes. That’s what I meant. Especially when caught deep, the acid built up during the fight (like our adrenaline) can prove fatal for big fish species like esox, but can include fish like walleyes as well. Wingra isn’t deep, but does heat up quicker than Monona during heat waves. These last 2 weeks cooled things off enough, but his post was when it was quite steamy out, like it will be this coming week. Not bashing Hans, but I wanted others to be aware of the cause for concern.
I think what he is saying is that when you pull a fish that is big in hot water and fight it and then return it that the odds are greater that it will not make it. Especially if you do not know what you are doing. I was on the bay last week and caught a big eye and it took me 10 minutes of holding her properly before she left on her own.
MOON PHASE (91%)
Benny I have had the same frustrations as you on this lake lately I went out last thursday and I tried frogging the shallower weeds for bass anywhere and got nothing then I went out to weed edge where I usually throw for musky and got a bass on a wacky worm. Then I threw an assortment of musky baits anywhere from about 3 to 10 fow and had one hit on a 6 inch jake. I am going to try here tomorrow morning and may post a report
MOON PHASE (91%)
Was out on the lake Monday night from 4:30-7, didnt see any fish. I'm throwing some smaller muskie baits and i've never had problems running into bass while muskie fishing or vice versa. Why do you think the fishing for the predatory fish has been so slow as of late?