huge lake st clair muskie

Wow, look at this incredibly huge Muskie that was caught on Lake St. Clair, the fish measured a total of 55 inches after netting it. The Muskie was too big for the net, it was just enormous, it was even tough for the fisherman to hold the muskie up, it weighed over 40 pounds. Man what an incredible muskie!!! The fellow fishermen actually caught the fish near the boat using the figure 8, a great technique to catch muskie if they follow your lure up and don’t bite.

record tiger muskieLook at the size of this tiger muskie, incredible or what, Tom Boise of Lakeland caught this monster tiger muskie while ice fishing at Otisco Lake. The musky weighed an incredible 27 pounds, and 5 ounces. And measured 45.5 inches long and a girth of 22.5 inches! Boise was actually fishing in a derby sponsored by Moondance Restaurant, believe it or not, this it ended up breaking the existing world record for Tiger Muskie.

big muskie photoMidsummer I was doing some bass fishing with the Blue Fox Vibrax Double Spin, caught a bunch of bass, which was sweet! But later that day I landed an incredible 43″ muskie, man if this fish wasn’t caught near the boat, this biggin would of definitely gave me a run for my money. The fish was still tough to reel in towards the net, which I might say, the monster muskie bent after I lifted him out of the water. Was so incredible to such a huge fish, remind you I hauled in his muskie by just using bass tackle using 10 pound Berkley Trilene XT monofilament line. I thought this is a pretty big accomplishment for me, since I haven’t caught a muskie this big ever, man it was big!

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Tiger Muskie caught

Sad to say, this is was about as much fall fishing I got in this year, it was a slow day on the boat. I had tried using jigs and crankbaits in deep areas of Lake St. Clair, absolutely nothing. Then I tried using spinnerbaits and shallow areas of the lake around the peninsulas, still not. After four hours of fishing out on the boat, I decided to go in, and do some fishing offshore in the boat wells. Will come to find out, ended up catching a 30+ inch tiger muskie in only 5 feet of water. This goes to show you can catch muskie anywhere, lol! It was incredibly surprising!!!

big bass prairie lakeRapid City angler Mark Zacher was thrilled to catch this 6 pound, 8 ounce big bass last spring, but now he is even more thrilled after winning the Bassmaster’s contest to be able to fish with this fishing title Mike Iaconelli. There were 120,000 applicants and Mark Zacher came out on top, he’s thrilled to be able to fish with, what he calls “one of the top five bass anglers in the world.” Zacher will get airfare, two nights lodging, a rental car and $500 for expenses for his June 24 day on the water with Iaconelli. Their meet up will be at a fishing tournament on the Mississippi River. Mark Zacher will get $500 worth of gear from Rapala lures and $900 from Berkley Abu Garcia, be sure is one lucky fisherman.

largemouth bass barren river lakeThere are largemouth bass well over 20 inches in Barren River Lake, Kentucky. Ryan Kausing a fisheries technician from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding up this monster largemouth bass. The size of bass have definitely increase in the Lake over the past few years, some say it is because of prolonged warming trend of the year. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife suggest the best time to catch a monster largemouth bass like this is spring time, meaning right now! So if you’re looking to pick up a trophy bass this year, head out to Barren River Lake.

A kayak fisherman was reeling in a tuna when a shark jumped out of the water to attack the tuna and almost hit him. If the shark was any closer, it could of capsized his kayak and he would of been in the water, that would have not been a good outcome. I consider this kayak fisherman very lucky, this is one of the reasons why I stick with freshwater fishing. The fish in the ocean are just too dam big! It makes for one hell of a video on YouTube though!

largemouth bass percy priest lakeFishing has been up and down this past weekend at Percy Priest Lake. Some fishermen are coming back with no fish at all, while others are coming back with stringers loaded with bass. The trick is fishing the lower end of the lake with jerk baits. Right now the water is a little clearer at the lower on the lake which makes conditions a lot more fishable. Crappie fishermen on Percy Priest report that they’re catching quite a few in 5 to 10 feet of water. Crappie are being caught with Tuffy minnows, lead head and grubby combinations.

floating worm bass fishingOne type of rig that is overlooked for bass fishing is the floating worm. Even though it’s been proven to work really well in the spring, summer, and fall for bass fishing, it’s starting become a lost art. If you’re not familiar with this rig, you might be fooled by the title. The soft plastic worm does not float, it’s not a topwater lure. The rig gets it’s nickname by the way the worm falls slowly through the water. It truly is a unique action the worm gives off when you hook it through the middle and attach no weights to it. If you look at the photo with the caught bass, you’ll see how fishermen hook the soft plastic worm. One of the brands professional bass fisherman use are the Zoom Trick Worm. And to make the worm give off more of a wacky style action, some fishermen will use a Gamakatsu Wicked Wacky Hook.

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Bass at Barkley Lakes

smallmouth bass kentucky barkley lakesCaptain Tim Griggs caught this monster smallmouth bass out of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. The lakes are known for really big largemouth bass, but they also harbor big smallmouth bass as well. The colors on this bronze back are really amazing and beautiful looking. This smallmouth bass is easily over 6 pounds, if you’re looking for some good bass fishing, check out the time lakes in Clarksville, Tennessee.