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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-03-2011, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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My Muskie Stats for the Year

Time Fished
152 hours fished for muskies
14 landed
10.86 hours per fish caught

Fish Size
Average fish length: 34.9"
Min. length: 31"
Max length: 45.25

Trolling/Casting
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.
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Re: My Muskie Stats for the Year

i didn't get to go very much and my biggest was only 35 for the year. missed one on topwater in the allegheny i would say was an easy 46-48.....bugger hit three times and never hooked up.

i would gladly take your season. great job!!!

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 04:25 PM
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Nice Post!

I noticed no fish for the Juniata - she ain't what she used to be. It's not stocked as much anymore. Heck, 2 smaller flows get way more muskies stocked in them than the Juniata.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 05:31 PM
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Re: My Muskie Stats for the Year

Nice post Ed! Definitely interesting to see the hourly breakdown, I have never even tried that beyond a guess. Also, I'm guessing that your donut on the Juniata isn't going to be enough to keep you off of it next year is it?

There is always a season!
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I'm guessing that your donut on the Juniata isn't going to be enough to keep you off of it next year is it?
Correct! I think the Juniata is awesome. Just 'cause I didn't catch any, doesn't mean I didn't move any.
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Let me redo my earlier remarks - you should have seen how many muskies there were in the 70's and 80's. For example, at one of the boat launches in Juniata County, I counted 14 different muskies one night at the same flat in the mid 80's. Now if you see 2 it was a good night. It's just upsetting to see how it has changed. I only chimed in to let you know about PA Stocking changes and how it can affect your catches.
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Let me redo my earlier remarks
I understand.
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