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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

Treat em Nice and theyll keep coming back!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Glassic Dec 10, 2019. 2 Replies

Looking through some forgotten pics a couple months back I realized at one point this summer I had caught the same 4 footer twice.  Well I was just looking through some other forgotten pics and holy…Read More


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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 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

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,
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Carrie Keane

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

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

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