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John Pensyl's Discussions

Opening Week 2021

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Nannen Jun 29. 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

Fry stocking facts

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Pensyl Feb 5, 2020. 4 Replies

Fry stocking produces 1 survivor for every 588,000+ muskies stocked.  A survival rate of .00017% to 18 months.  Females can carry up to 200,000 eggs, but the average egg take is approx 45,000 per…Read More

 

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John Pensyl posted a status
"The sh!t winds of October are finally here! Game on!"
Oct 16
John Pensyl replied to John Jarosz's discussion Where have all the Musky gone?
"The ice boom is the culprit for slower growth rates in the river than the lake. There are times when the lake is in the 40s just to the west and there is still a pile of ice sitting at the boom keeping the river an icy 32 degrees. The ice boom is a…"
Oct 9
John Pensyl posted a status
"Was awesome to see everyone tonight.. its been too long. Great job with the east river rundown Scott. Now I just want to do turbo trolls!"
Oct 5
John Pensyl posted a status
"Meeting tonight!?? I'm off! Its Christmas!!"
Oct 5
John Pensyl replied to Scott Kitchen's discussion Where have all the Musky gone?
"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…"
Sep 28
John Pensyl replied to John Jarosz's discussion Fishing in Canadian Waters?
"Was stopped on the St. Lawrence Wednesday by OMNR. We are good to go."
Aug 12
John Pensyl replied to Scott McKee's discussion NO August Meeting, PICNIC Instead!!!
"I'd assume u love them for the same reason I do. Its nice thst it allows long throws with ease, but far more importantly, it eliminates the need for me to bend over and pick up the ball."
Aug 5
John Pensyl replied to Scott McKee's discussion NO August Meeting, PICNIC Instead!!!
"Doggie ball flinger!!! :( somebody win that for me. Ill be out of town for the new. Sry to miss it, looks like it's gonna be a good time as always."
Aug 4
John Pensyl replied to Tony Scime's discussion July 13 report
"Was out with Johnny Miller this am and we saw you guys with the net in front of strawberry. We launched at 5 and had similar action this am. 2 for 3 with a couple mid 30s. Nice little window before the storms."
Jul 13
John Pensyl replied to Tony Scime's discussion Catch and Release submissions June 19 to July 6
"Cullen's fish with no size should be 42 and the 45 i have listed at 5:30pm should be 5:30am. Ive been trying to stay on top of them and reporting while fishing this year.. Ill try and be more careful in the future."
Jul 10
John Pensyl replied to John Miller's discussion Got her!
"That was an awesome night Johnny. Congrats again, was an amazing moment to share out there. Queen"
Jul 2
Jay Nannen replied to John Pensyl's discussion Opening Week 2021
"John you repeatedly prove that persistence pays off.  Congratulations on putting some beautiful fish in the net."
Jun 29
Louis “Silent Warrior” Long replied to John Pensyl's discussion Opening Week 2021
"Big fish is awesome "
Jun 26
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Jun 26

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Tony Scime replied to John Pensyl's discussion Opening Week 2021
"We practice blue gill catch and release. We might keep a fat perch or three."
Jun 26

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Scott McKee replied to John Pensyl's discussion Opening Week 2021
"Bluegills, huh?  I think it was 2005. Me and a few of my idiots were on Pigeon staying at this terrible, awful business of a resort opening week.  There was a group of eight guys from Ohio who were also staying for the week.  Their…"
Jun 25

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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,
Board Member
Scott McKee
said…

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

At 8:34am on July 15, 2012, 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,
Board Member
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,
Board Member
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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