I posted this on fishing reports and realized that it makes more sense to put in a discussion group. Would love to hear other people results and patterns this year.
Looks like fishing is a wrap for me this year. Finished up last week with this 44 incher on a sucker (my PB muskie). Overall fishing this year was down as compared to 2018 for my boat. I fished more hours this year and personally caught 11 muskie compared to 18 in 2018. The total muskie put in my boat with my family/guests: 24/2019 vs. 30/2018. There were definitely a lot more follows this year and if half of those follows were put in the boat, 2019 would have been outstanding. In addition to muskie, the smallmouth were hard to find and catches were down as well. I wonder if the late ice and excessive spring rain were the main effect of these results....OR.....I just suck at fishing! I'd be interested to know how this season compared to other muskie anglers past seasons.
Be safe out there the rest of this Fall and ice fishing!