Catching a Georgian Bay muskie is the stuff of dreams for many fishermen and this guy just had his come true, but how do we know if the fish survived?
A good heavy-action rod and, quality line, and a spinnerbait are the order of the day for fishermen targeting fall muskies in Ontario.
Here’s a great catch on a beautiful fish, but was it handled correctly?
There’s a lot to be said for having the right equipment if you’re specifically fishing for a certain species.
A sling net or “cradle” is a great way to handle these big, aggressive, and rare fish. Also, a nice release tool is a cheap insurance policy to keep a rare trophy like this one alive and well.
I certainly wasn’t there, but I always hate to see a big Esox of any kind held in the air with a hand inside its gill-plate and dangling by its entire body weight.
Okay muskie hunters, what’s your opinion?