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Dead susky musky
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Someone I know knows someone who found this guy struggling to stay alive in Goldsboro on the Susky in York County. A 52" musky. They tried to revive it but it later died. Perhaps it just expired from old age. It is a trophy nonetheless.

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Posted on: 2013/9/12 23:14
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that's a hell of a beard on that guy.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 0:12


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Coming from you turkey thats a compliment.

I suppose I could have put a little more effort in his disguise.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 7:40
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Darn shame. That fish looks healthy and well fed. It may have succumbed to warm water distress or perhaps a hook injury.
Maybe it was indeed old age. Giant muskies are found dead or dying from time to time - it's pretty common.

Would make a nice wall mount.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 7:48


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That's as bad as the 20" er i found on the Juniata with its stomach cut open. At least someone tried to release this one and not intentionally kill it.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 12:45
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At 52", that's an old fish. I tend to agree with others that perhaps it succumbed to old age. What a beautiful fish!

Here's a little info I found online. A 52" fish has some years under its belt!

Musky life cycle: http://www.muskygrunt.com/muskie-fish ... of-the-muskie-muskellunge

Posted on: 2013/9/13 15:56


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You mean fish don't live forever?

Posted on: 2013/9/13 17:21


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That fish lived a good life. Still sad to see a big fish dying.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 20:11


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The likelihood that this particular fish died of old age is slim. Fish that die of old age are usually in poor physical condition by that time. In this case it would be a Muskie with a large head and very thin body.

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Mikes right there. Large head super skinny body usually means old age. That fish is fat putting the fall feed on. More and likely it dyed of a deep or guy hook, poor handling IE gilling or a lactic acid build up from a long fight with a angler. This usually happens when it's a incidental hook up. Like if your using a trout rod or bass fishing. Better to land a musky "green" than burn it out and try to revive it.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 20:46
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I'm calling for a necropsy!

Mike - what do you estimate the age of a 52" muskie to be?

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Will be curious to hear Mike's estimate.

Healthy, purebred from the Susky: These fish can grow pretty fast around here but I'd guess, at 52", this guy (probably a gal) was between 10-13 years.

Posted on: 2013/9/13 22:35


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Quote:

Fishidiot wrote:
Darn shame. That fish looks healthy and well fed.


x2

No clue what the real story is here; but It's unfortunate how some people feel about these fish.

When I caught my one and only musky last year, I passed some panfish guys on my way back to the car. Upon hearing that I let her go, they suggested that I "should have tossed it on the bank for rocky racoon"...no lie.

This summer I found this (sub-legal size) fish way up the bank at the same lake.

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They are the apex predator in the fish world and perhaps some people feel threatened by that. Personally speaking, I think the being able to tangle with an apex predator in any natural environment is pretty exciting. My muskie journey has only just begun, but it's become quite addicting thus far.

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They arnt evil they don't "wipe out" a lake or river. They have a purpose. They take out the sick and weak outta the schools of fish. Thus making the population healthy. Muskys are to me the highest challenge to take upon in fresh water with a fly rod. No species of fish is harder. Hands d

Posted on: 2013/9/15 16:10
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