Thread: Musky's and the Mississippi?
10-01-2009 07:40 AM #1
Musky's and the Mississippi?
Just read in Outdoor News a guy from Waite Park caught a 48" musky in the Miss, just wondering are many Musky's caught on purpose in the river??
Any suggestions as to where they seem to be?
The guy mentioned using a top water bait, that's always fun..
10-01-2009 07:59 AM #2
I boated 7 skis this year fishing walleye on the Mississippi in the Grand Rapids area. A few years ago I had one that was 50"+ Tbone a couple different 3-5lb pike when I was reeling them in..
10-01-2009 08:12 AM #3
Appears best hunting is up north, but you'd sure think Pepin would have a few..?
10-01-2009 08:16 AM #4
I know for a fact Pool 5 in Alma has Muskie’s. Albeit they are few and far between. Also the lower end of P4 has some outstanding fishing for quality Pike as well.
10-01-2009 08:24 AM #5
Fishable populations from St Cloud north on the river. But many areas you cant access effectively without a jetboat.
10-01-2009 08:38 AM #6
Sounds like the same for pool 4, probably just not worth the effort, although big pike are fun too.
10-01-2009 10:09 AM #7
I have seen several this year between Blanchard and Sartell. Only have had 2 landed on accident in the past 2 years. From what i can tell for how shallow the water has been is there sitting in deeper pools, fairly motionless."Group mentality is a trap" ~ Me
"While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats." ~ Mark Twain
10-01-2009 01:54 PM #8
Until they see something they like, then they are frightingly fast..... like buzzbaits.... man they can make you drop a duece in a hurry
10-01-2009 01:57 PM #9
I hear muskies are real thick in the Monti section
10-01-2009 06:03 PM #10
They taste good to..... especially out of the nuke plant discharge
10-15-2009 08:39 AM #11
They are in there...but I have not chased them in the river itself....lots of the lakes that the Mississippi ruuns though obvioulsy have native muskies in them...it is probably worth a shot....
11-19-2009 01:37 PM #12
I caught my very first Muskie in the mouth of Minnehaha creek many, many, many years ago. There are some Muskies in the metro area of old man river, unfortunately I doubt that there are as many as there were way back in the day.
There are still good numbers in the upper Mississippi, especially around the Grand rapids area. I don't get up there as much as I used to, but I do know some guys that really do well up there.
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11-19-2009 03:05 PM #13