Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
MUSKY18

Finally had a good night on the water

20 posts in this topic

Hit the water with my brother and Lund95 last night for some fishing in front of the approaching storm. Not much going on until the sun set and the darkness started creeping in. Raised a 45ish fish on an M&G, but she lost interested rather quick. Next spot, had a 40ish fish come up behind a Hellhound and open its mouth 3 different times, but stopped short of eating the bait. Norm Wild showed us a new way to work a Hellhound, very eratic, and the fish love it. Anyways....bout 100 yards down the structure, my brother nails a nice 43"er. It is dark now, so we figured we would go back and try the spot where the 45 showed herself. Got over there and bout 10 casts in, Lund95 nails a nice fat 49. I will post some pics when they get downloaded from the camera. Last fish we saw for the night, but great way to end it. Not a bad night for only 4 1/2 hours of fishing!!! grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bret, what is the new way of working the HH? I fast hop it and it is already erratic as heck. I can always use another trick up my sleeve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome night!! I can't wait to see lund95 with the big girl!

Congrats to all in the boat and Adam in particular! Hey Bret, guess you learned a little about guiding from the boys up at Op Muskie, eh??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a good night indeed, congrats. I'd also be interested in the Hound info, I love that bait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
I'd also be interested in the Hound info, I love that bait.

You don't need any help....you and the boys have been doing quite well south of the border! grin

Here's to a good Fall for you and the crew down in Iowa!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, great night Musky! Congrats to you guys! Can't wait for the pics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Prolly not new to you guys, but was new to us. When the bait hits the water, I work it normal, just long enought to get the line tight. THEN CRANK ON IT!!! When I say that, do it. Snap that thing as hard as you can three times, then stop and let the bait flutter down. Then do it again. The bait will go about 18 different directions, roll, flop, dart, etc. But it always seems that the third pull shoots the bait upwards towards the surface. That is when the fish come! Or while it is fluttering back down. Most eratic action I have seen in a jerk bait and it works. Got my 7 year old doing it now and he thinks it is "awesome"! I know Pearson does this as this throwback lure after raising a big girl.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Going to download the pics now.....should have them up soon!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Hellhound technique is definitely new to me and I'll be SURE to try that out next time I use it... Hurry up with the pics already!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope this works???? Lund95's 49"er and my brother's 43!

DSCN1434.jpg

DSCN1433.jpgDSCN1420.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish! Congrats to Lund95 and your bro. Were you the guide on this trip Bret?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Naw......I wish I could at least claim that!!! Missed my two fish earlier that night! After that, I was just a bystander!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome!

Standfuss is kicking my butt this year! Hey Bret, that release pic should be the main and front page image for Op Muskie '09! Sweet pic!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't worry CJAC, he is kicking my butt as well.

The new Operation Muskie webpage should be out within two weeks and the pic on the front is SWEET!!! A picture not often seen.......Doug Johnson netting a veterans fish. Everyone will love it. I will let ya know the addy when i get done building it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let me know for sure!

I'm out tomorrow AM to see if I can't make a little ground back on Adam....

Quite honestly, the release pic with the fish positioned like it is, dark yet still well lit, and the big smile.....one of best release pics I've seen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That release pic is awesome, as Chris said, one of the best I have ever seen. Looks like a great time on the water. Congrats on the nice fish guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice work boys! I love the release pix. The nighttiem photos are always awesome!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man o' man. Nice fish guys.......Sounds like a great weekend! Looks like I better get off the river and start chasing the toothy critters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sweet!!! Tell your brother congrats and way to go...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •   Same here. I have 3 of them. Use them in the SUV, Boat, Snowmobile, and Dual Sport bike. They seem to work better on my sled in the winter with no issues at all over my old ifinder which would eat batteries in the cold. They are discontinued but you can still find them out there on the List or bay once in a while. I like them as they are a crossover and can be used on the road or with a lake map which is the main thing I use them for. Wish they would bring something like it back.
    • Ridiculous... but it would work.  Sorry to offend, guess I don't get quite so fired up about concrete.
    • Concrete. Way easier to plow. My parents have a gravel driveway WORST THING EVER! Impossible to snow blow because of all the rocks always wet and muddy. Sure it's cheaper but in the long it's not worth the cheaper price. 
    • I have used a Lowrance XOG (no longer available) on my boat and on my snowmobile for years now with no problems with cold or speed of tracking. I use a Lakemaster card for Minnesota lake for fishing, a Navionics card for coverage in Canada and LOW for winter and summer fishing, and a Red Pine snowmobile trail map for riding. Have ridden at 30 below without any problem with the touchscreen, it is hooked up to sled power, so it probably is getting some heat, and I put it inside my jacket when I get off. I recommend that you do a little research on the available chips for where you are going because different manufacturers use different chips. My use pretty much limits me to Garmin, and expect to pay couple to $300+ for chips for where I travel.
    • So are you saying what happened to me did not happen ? We not talking about a 4 inch concrete slab , it is a thin layer of gyp crete that covers the pex , it has the consistency of water when poured and sets up fast, it is self leveling and any movement in the pex shows up and cant be undone . Yes if it was fastened continuously it could not move but that would be ridiculous . As so this discussion !  
    •   Just like all the other teams do. He gets the same shot over and over against every team. Not sure how you let a guy with 18 power play goals float like that. Doesn't hurt Bakstrom is setting it all up. You leave him and just cover Ovi and he will light you up.
    • Good looking driveway always enhances the value of the home and attract friends and neighbors. Nowadays, the commonly used paving materials are concrete slabs and paving stones. Concrete slabs are easy to install, but the material takes a time to dry and cure. Whereas, paving stone installation are ready to use immediately upon completion. Like, last month my neighbor had hired the services of driveway paving in Suffolk County contractors to lay a brick paver patio in their garden area. After the completion of installation, it has appreciated the value of their property.
    • Caught a 19" Bass fishing for Crappie last night!!   I was using 2.5" Gulp Minnows on a small Jig catching Crappie and i couldn't get a good pic as it was dark and couldn't get flash to come on my phone.   4 pound test .... nice little fight .... Had a few nice swirls nip my Bobber also five minutes before that.   Crappies were 10" and thin (hungry)  all returned for some catch n release recreational fishing!!   
    • Just wondering if anyone has done this and if so I'd love to see pictures I'm going to make this my spring project 
    • Dude that's pretty awesome data and pics/video.   Way cooler stuff than when I was a middle school kid.
  • Our Sponsors