My Muskie Stats for the Year
152 hours fished for muskies
10.86 hours per fish caught
Average fish length: 34.9"
Min. length: 31"
Max length: 45.25
Caught trolling: 4
Caught casting: 10
Potomac: 9 (96 hrs, 10.6 hrs/fish)
New River: 5 (43 hrs, 8.6 hrs/fish)
Juniata: 0 (13 hrs)
I probably had 4-5 fish hooked/got off, and probably an additional ~15-20 hits
This was the first full year for my boat, since I just got it in late October of 2009. I'm still learning the spots I fish. I really need to improve my early-season fishing.
It was a tough year. The spring saw high water on the Potomac. The summer saw the temps in the river get high and stay high for such a long time.
No excuses, though. I still have a lot to learn.
Hopefully, we'll have a good year. One thing I learned is that when the weather and the river are good, I have to take advantage of it.