Post By: J.Scott 613 Posted: 5/14/2012 11:31:44 AM Points: 0
Yup, I have an insatiable addiction for tiger musky fishing, which is odd because I'd never caught one!
This past weekend I caught 62 fish....not one was a musky!
I used to fish in Florida in the '70's and moved to Colorado in '79. Fished many lakes in my youth and then suddenly I stopped fishing altogether for probably 20 or so years. Then I was watching a show called 'Monster Quest' or something to that effect and saw the beautiful creature called a tiger musky. Immediately I desired for nothing in life but to catch one of these awesome fish! Did some research and got a boat. I don't have any real equipment for catching musky, but am looking for tips and some great spots for catching them, equipment info, etc. I'd like to catch one before I die. I go fishing 2-4 times per month.....
Reply by: CACHEM ALL Posted: 5/14/2012 3:27:43 PM Points: 43
sportswearhouse in loveland has some great pic's of muskie caught out of pinewood. Gross res and Evergreen lake also have muskie in them. If you want a good place to camp and chase muskie try Big Creek.
Reply by: Frozen Fish Posted: 5/14/2012 4:18:24 PM Points: 365
I am not sure that there are Musky in Evergreen any longer. I though t I had read a thread in the late fall last year, that a Musky has not been landed out of Evergreen Lake in several years? Anyone caught one from there in the past two years?
I am definitely going to check out each of those places, thank you very much. I am wondering what a decent beginner set up might be for musky fishing. I had found some equipment but very pricey. Any advice?
I'd recently bought a couple of Abu Garcia reels and Vendetta poles, expecting they will be durable enough to pull in a tiger musky or two. I pulled in a 20 lb. catfish with one the other day so I'm thinking they will do the trick.
Reply by: Farmer Brown Posted: 6/10/2012 4:09:15 PM Points: 160
There are tiger muskie in Evergreen Lake quite a few actually I talked to a guide who said that he fished from 11 to 3 in the morning to catch them. He used some massive bucktail spinners with 60 pound test and a steal leader. His technique is to throw it as far out as you can and then reel it in as fast as you can. Also read that if you see one follow your lure to the boat but not take it (they do this often) make a large figure eight with the tip of your rod this a tendency to make them strike. Also if you sight fish one just bring your lure past very fast if that muskie wants it it will take don't try to change your presentation. Good luck that's all I got in the way of tiger muskie knowledge.
If you need any muskie lures you can buy this box for 25 bucks...it also has a few other smaller lures but does have quite a few for muskie. I thought I had them sold but i never heard back from the guy that was going to buy them. email me if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
I like monsterquest. river monsters is another favorite. anyway. I use a 7ft heavy action cat pole with an abu garcia6500 bait caster. and 40lb braided with 18in steel leaders. I fish with everything from 11in lightning lures to 12in suckers. even crappie and bluegil and trout minnows that i reel in I dont have a boat yet but will be getting one soon..Ive got the fever..
I just returned from a week of fishing sorry i wont say where and landed my second Colorado tiger (38" C&R) and lost a third. I would say luck is the most important thing of musky fishing, both the tigers I've landed were on six pound test with no leader on ultra light pole. The Third tiger i lost didn't break the line he went for one more run and got me caught in the weeds and spit the lure. The first of my life was on a 2" sinking Rapala, second on tiny mepps, I got a pole set up for tigers with 30lb leader but never had a bite on it, so i think i'm going to stick with the ultra light.