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Re: More Muskie Stuff
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Jay,
Muskies aren't likely to be found on a shallow flat all year. This time of year, it's common to see 'em at bankside near cover. Oftentimes, they're in pairs. Tigers can't spawn but will pair up. Purebreds, while they rarely spawn in eastern PA, will pair up and go thru the motions. Esocids don't make redds and guard them. In the western part of PA, the state catches breeder muskies with trap nets usually placed in shallow, weedy bays in springtime. I'd say by mid May they are more likely to move to deeper water and lay up off of mid lake points and structure or off deep weed edges in 5 or more feet of water. In deeper lakes with pelagic forage (eg Raystown) muskies often suspend in summer.
In the meantime, I think there's a good chance that particular fish, and maybe several others, will stay in the same spot for at least a couple more weeks.

Posted on: 2010/4/26 9:47


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Thanks Dave.

Looks like I had better make it a priority to get out there a few more times before summer.

Posted on: 2010/4/26 9:53


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I didnt even know there were muskies out there Jay!

I do have a 9' 8wt...;) looks like I need to make plans

Posted on: 2010/4/26 9:56
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Re: More Muskie Stuff
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Here's another Marsh Creek Res. Muskie caught by a spin guy this weekend. They're in there!

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Posted on: 2010/4/26 10:59


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jayL wrote:
I was pounding the bank. You were throwing your three mile casts out into the middle of the lake, Mr. Switch Rod.

Besides, I yielded the swan to you!

Dave,

It was a shallow, murky, and moderately weedy lake. Do they traditionally have "territory" in lakes?

Does anyone have any info on movement of musky in lakes? I'm curious whether I can expect them to stay on that shallow flat throughout the year.


Your right Jay but I told you to pound that bank area I feel the need now to go back and redem myself now

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We had two follow the black waterwolf to the boat Sat afternoon on March Creek, but as usual they wouldnt take the fly after seeing the boat. Its early and there cruising the drop offs looking for prespawning fish as they usualy do in April. Maybe next week.

Posted on: 2010/4/26 18:26
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