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Maybe it's just me, but it seems like there are just not as many muskies as in the past in the upper river. I usually contact a fish every eight to ten hours, with a follow or a weak nip hit on a…Read More
Greetings,As of a few minutes ago, we have two entrant boats (with four anglers), the Lackos and Frank Alcorn. Additionally, Louis Long and Joe Klaczyk would like to fish, but would need to fish with…Read More
"Hopefully they are in the lake
not a large shiner run this year. I think this brings less fish of all species into the river
We were catching a fish or at least a rip up until September and then slows down this is normal for us
Last year was…"
"Only the older folks will know the tune for this:
Where have all the Muskie gone? Long time passing. Where have all the Muskie gone? Long time ago. Where have all the Muskie gone? Cormorants have eaten them every one. Oh, When will they ever learn?…"
"Tony & John,
Unfortunately, this is fall electrofishing and not seining. I am not sure the two can equate to each other. It is interesting how wide the number of sites that were sampled varies from year to year.
19 YOY, I do not recall ever seeing that high a number of young of the year musky caught in a year, do you?
Do we know if they performed more seining than in previous years or if they performed seining at more locations?"
"Anybody who fished the niagara in 2008 to 2013 got to see an amazing class of low 30 inch fish in action. I didnt begin musky fishing the upper until 2011 and we had crazy action every day but even encountering a fish over 35" was tough. We had…"
"I haven't heard about any decline in Chautauqua Lake but they have only been treating weeds there for a few years and they stock high numbers of muskies there. I would think there would be a decline in other species there before you see any…"
"One condition I can think of, but certainly not the only, that could affect population regionally is macro-climate. It would be interesting to check if a correlation exists.For years walleye year classes were thought to be affected by the winter air…"
"What I've seen through the decades is that muskie population trends seem to occur in regional and even national geographic areas. That is that muskie populations seem to rise and fall in unison across the muskie's range. When i see and…"
"Yes they will eat the eggs of multiple species. I have seen video of them descending on a bass nest as soon as the bass is off the nest, and they can devour the eggs in a very short time. With musky it is worse because they don't guard the…"
"There have been quite a few studies on the impact the Goby has had on fisheries in the last few years…..and in particular the impact on Musky. Musky are one fish that do not protect their nests/eggs from predators and the goby is devastating…"