thanks for the tip hothead.i'm not much of musky fisherman but thats what lakelink is for ,to learn from fellow fishermen.
Yes it's a true musky but can we handle them a little better. Keep them off the carpet please. Sorry to vent. Nice fish though
That looks to be a true muskie not a tiger.
40° - 45° F
36° - 40° F
fished the river around chester creek .i stayed on edge of channel.had most bites in 9 to 11 fow .lot of short walleyes and couple crappies.got this muskie on medium light rod 6 pound line and number 4 dropshot hook with crappie minnow,it was fun bringing him in.close to 40 inches .took picture and released it.question .is it tiger or pure muskie?
46° - 50° F
Eric from Trempealeau joined me for a morning trip on the "Pete". Very foggy start to the day so travel was tricky but well worth it. Eric is an avid walleye fisherman with all of his experience on the Mississippi. He wanted to learn tactics and techniques on Petenwell and learn how to interpret his Lake Master chip.
We started and ended in the same spot fishing in 18-20 fow on a channel edge over wood. We dead sticked with large fatheads and the action was non-stop. Boated well over 40 eyes and kept a limit each. All within 2 hours.
Back in plenty of time to get these cleaned and packaged and still watch the Packers win.
Eric says he will definitely be back and next time will bring his dad.
John and Donna from Nekoosa booked another trip on "Pete" for this morning. They have joined me many times over the past years. We launched at Petenwell County Park at 7 am into a strong SSW wind which made for some big swells and white-caps. We started out south on a steep break in 16-20 fow. We each soaked a dead rod and jigged with Black-Tail Chubs, and crawler chunks. It took less than five minutes before Donna put the first "keeper" in the live well. A short time later she brought a nice slot walleye over the rail. Late morning after the wind laid down a bit we moved to some shallow humps with wood on them. We kept the dead rods with minnows, but switched our jigging to 1/32 ounce ice jigs with Red worms. We boated a bunch of "shorties", and I filleted 4 "keepers", 2 big Blue Gill, and a nice white bass for them to take home. Tomorrow I am power-washing the boat inside and out, changing all fluids and plugs, so this may have been the last trip of the season, looking at the forecast. But you never know!
Keep a tight line!!!
Water temp was 57.2 at 7 am.
Ed and Tom are spending a brother's weekend near Nekoosa and booked a morning trip for today. A cold start to the morning (39 degrees at 7 am) with a strong NNE wind which made for some big swells. We soaked dead rods tipped with Black-Tail Chubs near submerged wood in 17-22 fow to start and end the morning. We boated at least 30 short walleyes, some nice "keepers", two 24"+ slot fish, and some big 12 " white bass. Mid morning we tried shallow humps around brush with dead rods tipped with crawler chunks and jigged 1/32 ounce jigs and red-worms for pan fish, and added some blue gills, and more "shorties".
Keep a tight line!!!
Water temperature is starting to drop quickly and the fish are really getting active. 61.7 when we launched at the park at 7 am, and 60.3 when we left the south end.
Thinking about coming up to do some trolling. Any suggestions where to start? Shallow, deep? River, lake? Just looking for ideas. Without any input I'd probably try the line/drop off where the bouys were South of County park. Also looking for speed recommendations. Thanks. Love this time of year.
61° - 65° F
61° - 65° F
Fished the Pete on Saturday 9/28. Was a chilly morning with wind coming from the NW which made for some decent waves. Fished the river edge mainly and caught many shorts. I caught my typical one jumbo perch which I tend to do every time I come up to the cabin (would like to catch more). Ended up hooking up with a very nice 19" eye on a sucker. He came up like a catfish, slowly pulling towards the bottom. We froze for a second and almost botched the net job once we saw it was a nice eye. I thought he was going to be a slot fish but he came in right at 19 and he was a very thick fish. The smaller fish in the cooler were our left over suckers if anyone's wondering. We got those from Big River sports off of 13. The guy who runs that store is a very nice guy and we plan on returning for bait even though it's a little ways from our cabin. Hope to at least get back out in the boat one more time in late October when the walleye really begin to start feeding.
anybody fish the pete for musky anymore? i never see much of any reports?.