Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by vinceweirick, Nov 2, 2010.
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Small world Vince! I joined WFF back when I was stationed out there, and now I'm out in your neck of the woods. You planning on making a trip to the big water this year?
I will be trying to get to know them this year ! I got the fever !
Not sure what you mean by the big water but I am fishing all the time for these toothy critters. The month of May is definitely going to be my busiest as I have about 25 guide dates between myself and the guy that guides for me. Just finished with my last show of the season and will now be focused on fishing...about time!
Sound like you will have some fun. This year I would like to go to Clear Lake near Medical Lake, WA. There are some muskies out there. Sure, they will give me fight.
Anyone had any luck with top water action for tigers? This fish is on my to-do list for sure! Good excuse to go buy some new gear.
There haven't been any muskies stocked in Clear lake near Medical. By Spokane they are in Silver Lake, Newman, Curlew and Hauser in Idaho.
I saw that Vince is using a sinking line...does anyone use floating lines for muskies? Even for topwater?
Also, what kind of leader setup are you using when fishing for muskies? This will be my first year for them on a fly...looking very forward to it, but a lot to learn.
I like 50-60 lb flouro for muskies and pike. In the Spring I sometime use floating tri- angle taper for Muskies over weed beds in early morning or latr night during the full moon cycle.
Other times use a shooting head with a ten weight and standard bait fish patterns
I was doing some searching on this topic, and there are efforts to get another lake in Washington added to the list that receive Tiger plantings. The majority of suggestions I found mentioned the northwest part of the state, though I couldn't find any solid leads on specific lakes. Might be an interesting option for us up here in the corner...
Kevin is right, if there are Musky in Clear Lake then it was a bucket biologist...or a rumor
Sorry guys, not the best pics, but here's some I've tied. Haven't landed my musky on the fly yet though. They look great in the water though.