Muskies

Angling Buzz: Tips and tactics for topwater muskies [video]

Topwater muskie fishing can provide some of the most exciting moments in freshwater fishing. Problem is, most folks don’t understand just how many applications there are for topwater fishing, including finesse situations and when the water is very cold. Check out this video from Angling Buzz that will get your heart racing. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, How To’s, Minnesota Videos, News Tags:…

Lake Nokomis fish struggle in overflow [video]

According to a Twitter post by J.D. Burton, “Large muskies swept out of Lake Nokomis by the floods are now struggling on the running path. They’re too big and the overflow is too shallow for them to get back.” Below, a video by Burton, accompanying the Twitter post, shows the fish churning in the shallow water. Later, officials there reportedly…

‘That is what fishing is all about’ [video]

When you catch the fish of a lifetime but then your dad instincts kick in … Check out this heartfelt video – here posted by VTRND via ViralHog – of a father helping his young son catch the fish of a lifetime. It’s making the rounds on social media, with Facebook views, likes, shares and comments galore, including this one on…

Lawmakers fail to resolve dispute over muskie stocking

NISSWA, Minn. — Lawmakers left St. Paul without resolving a long-running dispute over the stocking of Minnesota lakes with muskies. Opponents of introducing the ferocious predator fish to more lakes weren’t able to pass legislation this session to limit the practice. So anti-stocking legislation is expected to return next year. Muskies, or muskellunge, are native to 44 Minnesota lakes and…

Winnibigoshish also dealing with walleye woes; bill looks to nix muskie plan

Big Winnie, too? Amid news that anglers and resort owners on Lake Mille Lacs will be facing a third consecutive catch-and-release-only season for walleye, another top Minnesota walleye fishery reportedly is facing struggles of its own. The Minnesota DNR said it’s investigating whether a downturn on Lake Winnibigoshish is a normal part of walleye biology on Big Winnie, or if…

South Dakota makes switch to catch-and-release only for muskies

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission changed the harvest restrictions for muskellunge and tiger muskies from a statewide 40-inch minimum length limit and a daily limit of one fish to catch-and-release only statewide. Currently, South Dakota has five lakes that are managed for muskellunge: Lynn and Middle Lynn in Day county, West Highway 81 in Kingsbury county,…