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New season dates

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Pensyl Mar 19. 5 Replies

Well in the DEC's efforts to streamline NYS fishing season fates they've made musky seasons more confusing than ever.  So now inland lakes open June 1st and close Nov 30th.   Lake erie and the harbor…Read More

Opening Week 2021

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Nannen Jun 29, 2021. 7 Replies

Well I managed to get out 5x this week for a total of 41 hours.  Mostly night trolling with 3 trips that extended into daylight for 2-4 hours jigging.   The bite has been tough, no real defined weeds…Read More

Season so far

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Pensyl Jun 23, 2020. 2 Replies

Been out 3x with action each trip.  Fished opening am with Cullen mostly jigging with brief casting and trolling stints mixed in.  First drift I jigged up a nice clean thick 44ish fish within 3…Read More

Proper boga use as a release tool

Started this discussion. Last reply by jojo wilczewski Apr 23, 2020. 1 Reply

Last spring I mentioned using a boga or fish grip style tool as a method for handling fish during extremely deep eats.  I know not many guys are using big rubber or dawgs on a regular basis here on…Read More

 

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John Pensyl commented on John Jarosz's blog post Status of Lake Erie & Upper Niagara Fishery
"I was just up at the oddessy and they had a great animated map showing the movements of all the st. Clair tagged muskies. Little dots running all over the place (well into lake erie). Did we ever get a sweet map for our efforts?"
Apr 10

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John Pensyl replied to John Pensyl's discussion New season dates
"I'll never understand why they can't just refer to it as the "inland musky opener" and the "great lakes musky opener" drives me nuts."
Mar 19

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Scott McKee replied to John Pensyl's discussion New season dates
"I have played the make sure it's clear the opening day of musky season in the state does not apply to the great lakes game for years with the DEC and New York Outdoor News."
Mar 19

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John Jarosz replied to John Pensyl's discussion New season dates
Mar 18
Stephen Glassic replied to John Pensyl's discussion New season dates
"John, To try to help minimize any confusion, it would be good if you can post this on LOU and other musky web hangouts, FB pages, etc."
Mar 18

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John Pensyl replied to John Pensyl's discussion New season dates
"Oh, and once again they've published that the NYS musky opener is June 1st all over the place without pointing out that it doesn't include the great lakes.  Expect to see novice musky anglers everywhere June 1st."
Mar 18

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New season dates

Well in the DEC's efforts to streamline NYS fishing season fates they've made musky seasons more confusing than ever.  So now inland lakes open June 1st and close Nov 30th.   Lake erie and the harbor open June 15th and close December 15th.   The USA waters of the upper, lower and st. Lawrence now open June 15th and close December 15th.   So we've unified an upper river close date with Canada but now open earlier most years.  Looking like we can beat up the harbor and usa side of the upper for …See More
Mar 18

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John Pensyl commented on Rick Kustich's photo
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A fly caught monster

"Rick, none of those fish were from the niagara river. All from erie and Buffalo harbor. River fish rarely exceed 50bl inches with 52 being the observed top end. We can thank the ice boom and the delayed spawns and the shortened growing season in the…"
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John Pensyl commented on Rick Kustich's photo
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A fly caught monster

"Not doubting, just adding to the rarity of the catch.  53" is longer then any musky ever recorded in the upper niagara river.  When you say 53" is the biggest fly caught musky on the niagara, its an understatement. Its not just…"
Feb 19

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John Pensyl commented on Rick Kustich's photo
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"53 would actually be the largest recorded musky from the niagara, ever..."
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"Looks like the oddessy has been moved to the Hamilton convention center. Still need to pcr test to cross but the location is distance friendly."
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At 6:22am on September 20, 2016, Peter McConnell said…
Hi John. That's a 54" beauty caught on the St Lawrence in Montreal. 3 days, 9 fish, 4 over 50"!!!! Trip of a lifetime!!!
At 3:05pm on October 14, 2014, thomas reinhardt said…

nice one guy's.always seems when you get one right off the bat that's it.  last night had a decent one on 2nd pass .one other hit at 11:30 .

At 3:44pm on September 17, 2014, thomas reinhardt said…

86 ",165lbs aw wait that was my hammerhead. never over 50", few 50's, not that many 49"s tons of 45"to 48"s after between 1000 and 1100 muskies caught i'm long over due. hard to get over 48 in the river! had my chance in the early90's  . just released a 25 pounder drifted in shallow, depth finder went nuts (14 beeps,unheard of). fish never moved from mid july till nov 4th made countless passes over him , he was always there. this young dude i was taking with me  finally got his own boat and invited this idiot, know-it-all bass fisherman, first musky, figures he gets the fish to hit. get a call at 2 in the morning,  40lbs on his bathroom scale, brought the fish to the shop, called hank, he called all the old guys. 38lbs 14oz, biggest  legit  on hank scale.fish was later confiscated by the DEC, the idiot didn't have his licence. figures, just my luck, "loser"!

At 2:09pm on September 16, 2014, thomas reinhardt said…

i always feel i'm owed a big ,big ,big fish after pounding away for the last 32 years! maybe this year? every micro-second i'm  trolling i'm thinking (this is it) mream!!!

At 11:58am on July 15, 2012,
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Scott McKee
said…

Nice!  It seems like trolling at night isn't the only thing they want!

At 8:34am on July 15, 2012,
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John Pensyl
said…
Cullen just boated our 6th fish of the day shortly after 8. 33,34,42,35,37,31. Flat stick, Draider, tube, swimshad, double bladed bucktail, tyrant jerkbait.
At 11:08pm on March 11, 2012,
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Carrie Keane
said…

Welcome to the club John! Hope to see you at a meeting or out on the water soon!

At 9:36pm on March 11, 2012,
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Scott McKee
said…

Welcome aboard John!  If you ever have any questions never hesitate to contact me.

scotthenrymckee@yahoo.com

(716) 225-3816

or send me a message through the Web site.  Thanks.

 
 
 

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