Muskellunge Club Of Wisconsin 2015 Member Photo Collection

The Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin celebrates member success pics from the 2015 in this member photo collection. This year’s submission is in HD 1080P! Enjoy! This is the 8th year in a row we’ve produced and shared our year-in-review member photo collection here on YouTube. The credits at the end include title and artists for the 4 songs/music used in the collection. Something a little off-the-wall about the 2nd song (Strange by Leo Kottke and Mike Mike Gordon) is that it is the 2nd song from the on-hold music if you ever get on hold with the Queensboro Shirt Company. (I happened to be on hold with them for a long time and I ended up really liking that song so I had to track it down! Thanks Kima and thanks Queensboro!) A HUGE “Thank You” goes to all of our MCW members who submitted their muskie fishing photos. Without submissions from our members, this production would not be possible. This year’s collection includes: a) 69 individual photos, b) 1 video; c) 46 fish photos; d) 42 muskies; e) 2 pike; f) 2 bluegills; g) 1 dogfish; h) 0 bass / 0 walleyes; i) 23 non-fish pics; j) 49 individuals included Nick, Phil, Chuck, Brandon, Alisha, Dave, Rosco, Patrick, Greg S, Kurt, Bill M, Mike N, Doris, Greg R, Barry, Pat, Rich G, Mark, Scott, Russ, Zack, Tom H, Pr. Graff, Tom T, TBone, Zoe, Jim, Bruce, Ben D, Young S 1, Thomas, John D, Ben N, Craig, young N, Brenda, young S 2, Chris U, Deb U, Deb B, Andy, Ben H, Brian, Roxanne, ???, Liz, and John G.
Be sure to check out all the other MCW photo collections on our YouTube Channel. Who knows what’s in store for next year! 🙂


Big Muskellunge Lake Campsites 301-338, Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest

Photographs and slideshow by John Wanserski, copright 2012 Creative Juice LLC.

Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest

My Wisconsin Space


Catching A Muskie (Musky)(Muskellunge) Near Bridgeview Marina In Point Edward, Near Sarnia

I spent Father’s Day fishing on our Phoenix 38 ( with my wife, daughter and her friends. We spent the afternoon tied up to a federally owned public dock called ‘Winter Harbour’ (named because it is where the freighters tie up when they can no longer traverse the St Lawrence system in January and February) near Bridgeview Marina in Point Edward Ontario (near Sarnia). I was casting (half-heartedly to pass the time actually) with a very large ocean spinning reel and quite a heavy rod that I usually use with the downriggers for salmon and trout. I was using a 4″ spoon (florescent orange and white)

I was just about ready to call it quits when I got a strike. No way of knowing what it was but it was heavy and ran with my line. The landing took ten to fifteen minutes as the fish pulled and lurched continuously. By now all hands were watching as I wrestled with the fish. As the he (and I) finally tired, we could see it was a Muskie. Apparently they are very rare for this area. Even in their known habitats, they are refered to as ‘the fish of 1000 casts’ because they are hard to catch. Although small for this species this specimen was still about three feet long and weighed over 14 pounds. After the movie and pictures we released him so he might grow to his adult five foot, sixty pound size. Fun to catch indeed, especially on a perfect Father’s Day.

You can read more about this incredible fish on Wikipedia.


The Muskie – From Egg To Adult

Anglers know the muskellunge by any number of colorful descriptions, including the fish of a thousand casts. Not so commonly known is the precarious route that this fish must take before it winds up at the end of the line.

The muskellunge story begins at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery near Morehead. “Kentucky Afield” cameras follow the process from spawning in the laboratory setting to releasing into lakes and streams. This segment features Hatchery Manager Rod Middleton along with Sarah Terry, the angler who caught Kentucky’s state record muskellunge.


38 Inch Muskellunge

38inch Muskellunge caught by me in Dunkard Creek near Diliner, PA. Later that day I caught a 36 inch Muskellunge.

We weren’t fishing for Muskellunge.

Lure: #7 Rapala Shad Rap
Line: 12 pound test SpiderWire EZ Mono
Reel: Shakesphere Synergy
———-I believe these two fish stressed the reel out too much, as the line release broke a few weeks later. I didn’t prefer the reel and rod anyway so it isn’t a big loss.
–I think the #7 Shad Rap was perfect for these little musky.
Area: Dunkard Creek, near Diliner in Southwest Pennsylvania. Upstream from where the creek flows into the Mon River.
Camera: Is NOT a GoPro. It is a Canon Powershot SX500 hanging around my neck.


Muskellunge | Lee Sarkela

Lee Sarkela catches a 54″ muskellunge at his cabin on Lake Vermilion, Minnesota on September 6, 2015.


Clear Lake Iowa Muskellunge

Caught on a weed bed in roughly 12 feet of water. 1/8 oz chartreuse jig head with a live minnow. Ultra light rod and reel, 10 lb test.


Epic Musky Fishing(full Documentary)HD

Muskellunge closely resemble other esocids such as the northern pike and American pickerel in both appearance and behavior. Like the northern pike and other aggressive pikes, the body plan is typical of ambush predators with an elongated body, flat head, and dorsal, pelvic and anal fins set far back on the body. Muskellunge are typically 28–48 in (0.71–1.22 m) long and weigh 5–36 lb (2.3–16.3 kg)