OT: Fishing (and other outdoors pursuits) this Off-Season?

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  1. TheGreatOne11 Registered User

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    Go for it. You’ll have fun. You don’t have to eat the fish to enjoy the sport. I’m basically a live release angler other than on trips up north or ice fishing crappie. Always let the bigger ones go. Muskie are a blast but are the fish of a thousand casts but a huge reward when it happens. Just handle those big girls with lotsa care. Good luck.
     
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    There is a pretty well known (or so I am told) Musky tournament near me every summer out in Belle River (home of Tie Domi), about 1/2 hr drive east of Windsor, on Lake St. Clair. Have never gone to check it out, but it brings boats from both Canada and the US.
     
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    Musky used to be "the fish of 1000 casts" but apparently they are absolutely rampant through St. Clair and parts of Erie now. I get some ads for a particular St. Clair charter company and they are constantly pulling out 40"+ fish....makes swimming in the lake a little less inviting.
     
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    Golf should be back in full swing by end of this week.
     
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    Most of the time is water is quite clear (not Caribbean clear), esp in St. Clair, but if it is even a little choppy, the silty bottom kicks up and makes it so you can see your toes any deep than calf deep. and knowing there are big musky, pike, even pickerel have nasty teeth makes it interesting at times. I've seen some big (maybe carp?) fish swim by my legs when I was at a beach with my wife, and she was out of the water really fast!
    I know we have pretty big commercial perch/pickerel fishery in western L Erie. St. Clair has a lot of musky and bass fishing is very good from what I have heard. I actually recently watch a couple videos on YouTube where a guy dropped a waterproof camera in the Detroit River and the amount of fish swimming by it was shocking to me.
     
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    Spent 10 years in and around Lansing Mi and 5 in Windsor , St Clair is clear on the Canadian side and mostly a stagnant cesspool on the US side which the Muskie love , the currents swirl the crap that way , only thing in that region that works that way really lol , The fish my buddy caught on the French River was in the 60" range using a beavertail lure the size of a muskrat , second big one he's caught up there 5 years ago he caught a 56" that was the fattest Muskie I've ever seen a picture of , should be a fun trip either way .
    Oh and to tie it back to hockey Yzerman used to live around the corner from the bosses house I used to stay at when down that way and the Russian 5 lived on the old canals in St Clair Shores .
     
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    Funny story on Lake St Clair , we were out sailing after dark one night and overheard a distress call from a sinking yacht , they were well out of the shipping lane and the lake was way down so dozens of people kept telling them to get out and walk to shore lol
     
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    Fishing for walleye near the Bluewater Bridges & Sturgeon in St Clair River
     
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    Apparently the introduction of the round goby invasive species had a radical effect on Lake Erie in particular. They're a small but aggressive fish that competes with the young of all species including the bigger game fish and forces them out of protected areas into places theyre more likely to get eaten. So smaller numbers of fish are making it to like 6" long, but as soon as they make that size the goby's become easy prey and everything supersizes...so less fish but dramatically more trophy size fish
     
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    I know who you are :) :) :)

    But do you know who I am. ;) (i've made a few finnish references on that site, including pulla bread)

    Great fish Optimist
     
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    Nice :)
     
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    Anyone interested in a season long fishing derby? Post your biggest catch by species over the course of the summer.
     
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    Sounds really cool to me. I am going in the morning for Perch maybe i can get it started :)
     
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    I plan on going the long weekend. I spend most of the summer in honey harbour, so I'll be hooking Pike, then smallmouth and largemouth. There are Muskie but I don't fish for them but maybe I'll give that a few trys as well. lol!
     
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    Hmmm... I do not know who you are. But you got me thinking. Message me if you like..
     
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    Oh yeah if you get geared up for musky you will be hooked. The gear isn’t cheap but nothing good is :)
     
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    I don't like trolling, that's the problem. I'm waiting on a swimbait rod, I figure I'll go after them similar to how the guys in Florida fish for largemouth with large shiners.
     
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    Swimbaits are a great big fish bait. You can fish it fast and fish it slow.
     
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    There is a Bass at my fishing spot, big honker. Almost snagged him last year. Snapped my line in the weeds. I have a new garlic butter and chili olive oil recipe.

    I will catch him.

    I will cook him.
     
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    I grew up on the Rideau River, where I swam, catch lots of fish etc..,

    All stopped when one of my best friends buddies, decided to kinda showboat and dive into this area that was really deep.,

    He was the most popular guy in our school. He never came up. Got caught up in weeds apparently.

    I never fished or swam in the Rideau ever again, affected our whole school

    Then, I went to Florida to train and I got into the ocean life.

    Ocean is probably a lot more perilous, than lakes ponds, streams and lakes, but
     
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