I have to say I’m very proud of my girlfriend and I, we caught three Muskies in one day!
Yes Muskellunge, the freshwater looking barracuda looking mama jama!
These fish put up a fight when you catch them, let me tell ya!
First we decided to do some deep water trolling with our crankbaits. I had a Bomber crankbait on and my girlfriend had a rebel Walleye crankbait. We were trolling in 15 feet of water in Lake St. Clair, it didn’t take long for the first one to hit. I caught it on my Bomber crankbait, it took a while to reel this baby in, I just knew it was going to be a Muskie. It wasn’t huge, but it was still a nice catch.
It didn’t take long for the next Muskie to hit. All of sudden wham, my girlfriend line just starts buzzing like a Bumble Bee! She picked up her rod and set the hook, this Muskie took awhile to reel in! My girlfriend first tried to hand me the rod, she stated “I can’t do it, I can’t do it.” I said yes you can, yes you can, just reel it in carefully! She was so afraid she was going to lose the massive fish. So she took her time and eventually we landed it. My girlfriend did a great job reeling it in, the Muskie ended up being pretty big, it had a nice belly on it. You can checkout here Muskie to the left.
Yeah these Muskies aren’t huge and won’t really turn any heads, but they are still very big fish to catch on 8 pound test line. And for a girl to reel a big fish like this in on 8 pound test line is a big accomplishment. I congratulated my girlfriend for catching the biggest fish of the day. I would of measured it and weighed it, but I decided to get the Muskie back in the water as soon as possible. Remember the longer they are out, the longer the time for the fish to recover. And muskellunge have a hard time recovering, they use all the strength to fight you.
We trolled for another half hour or so, didn’t pick up any more Muskie after that. I think we lost our good Muskie spot when we stopped the boat, it started to drift. But that was ok, we decided to try another spot and do some drifting with jigs. Turned out pretty good, we ended up catching five smallmouth bass and another Muskie. We actually had a double header, we caught this small Muskellunge and smallmouth bass at the same time drifting. I was using a drop shot rig and that’s what I caught the Muskie on. My girlfriend was drifting with a purple Berkley Powerbait jig, that’s what she caught the smallmouth bass on. It ended up being a great day of fishing, especially for fish fly season!
By the way, after that excellent day of trolling for Muskie, I’m thinking about picking up some Muskie crankbaits. Wouldn’t be a bad idea of trying them out huh? Remember the bigger the bait, most likely bigger the fish!
One of the smallmouth bass I caught drifting with a drop shot rig, I was using Berkley Powerbait.