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hey rocketman i sent ya a pic of another big marlin i caught on that same pink terminator i told you about. this one was 17 inches around the base of the tail os she had to be way over 500 pounds. twoquestions. 1 are you going put my fish on your website and 2 when can i get some more? and 3 when are you going to come downhere so we can teach you how to fish? just kidding about the teaching part lol.
Ft Lauderdale, FL USA - Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 17:13:24 (CST)
Pete, Pete, Pete 1) How many times do I have to tell you that I'll post your picture when you catch something BIG. I imagine that's a nice marlin down there in Florida but up here in Lake St. Clair when we catch dinks like that we just shake them off so we can get back to muskie fishing. If they dont come off easy then we leave them on and troll them around for a while. Yeah, they kind of diminish the lure action but they do leave a good stinky scent trail. Kinda like chumming. 2) & 3) I'll tell you what - you send me a round trip airline ticket, fix me up with room and board and beer and a boat and gas and a MarlinBabe (or two) for two weeks and you can have a dozen Terminators ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!!! I'll even paint them whatever funky colors you want too. How's that sound?
OK...I know you probably have heard this before, but it really stinks having to buy your lures on ebay...How can somebody get a couple dozen of your baits to sell on ebay, when alot of us can't get one? Why not sell to people who will actually fish with your lures instead of trying to turn a profit on them? I know you make'em and could give'em away if you want...Its just hard to shell out an extra fifteen bucks over the the normal cost...Anyway, I don't expect you to post this...Just think about trying to serve the average musky hunter when you're filling orders for people ordering dozens..Quite honestly I'd rather give you 40 bucks than to line somebody else's pockets..OK, I'm off the soap box...This wasn't meant to piss you off...Just some food for thought...thanks, matt
Matt Sterrett <mnsterrett$aol.com>
Bloomington, IL USA - Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 19:51:52 (CST)
Matt, Russ, and all you who folks who emailed about lures - Thanks a lot for your interest. I really appreciate it!! I try to make as many lures as I can reasonably do, and more importantly I do my best to only sell to people who are actually going to fish with them. Most of my lures go to repeat customers so I know they are getting used. If I find out someone is just buying them to resell on eBay they will never get another one from me. Most of what I see on eBay are lures I made a long time ago and who knows where the sellers got them.
Up until now I have not been able to make as many Terminators as I would have liked to. I did them in my garage but when it was too cold or too hot it sucked to work out there. So I didn't ha ha. Now I have my own house I am getting stuff set up to make lures in the basement. The working conditions will be better and hopefully I'll be able to make a few more lures than before. I should be ready to take orders within about a month or so. All I can say is just hang on and check my main page every so often and I'll post a notification when I open for business again.
Just wanted to drop a line in regard to your baits...They are awesome...but, For three years I have been trying to actually buy one from your site...When is a good time to get an order in? I have had to buy my baits on Ebay...I would really like to have a couple of TX baits...I can't even find those on Ebay...Thanks, matt
Matt Sterrett <mnsterrett$aol.com>
Bloomington, IL USA - Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 19:49:05 (CST)
i would like to order lures please email me when excepting orders russ
russ miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
mentor, ohio usa - saturday, november 05, 2005 at 12:50:04 (cst)
Hey Rocketman, Adam is just jealous because you have caught more fish in one day then he has in a season. Your site doesnt suck.. Adam, Go play in traffic troll.
John Tomlin <email@example.com>
Ann Arbor, Mi USA - Friday, October 28, 2005 at 09:47:18 (CDT)
If anyone needs a second for musky I will go. I have a box full of lures and rods. Also have a candian fishing lic. e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
w. bloomfiled, mi USA - Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 12:02:12 (CDT)
This site sucks, its horrible. I have an idea, when you had an idea for this site... You shouldn't of gotten out of bed that morning!
Kenosha, WI USA - Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 11:30:31 (CDT)
Ha Ha Ha Ha!!! Thanks Adam, I work really hard trying to make this site suck as much as possible and it's good to know someone appreciates my efforts!
Rocketman, Been reading your reports weekly for the whole year. I'm going to be coming up there on halloween weekend and wondering where to fish. I've been there plenty of times during the summer and did very well. Just wondering where to fish in the fall. We are staying at the rochester place at the ruscom. I heard you can fish the thames river nut not sure. Shoot me an email if you have a chance i'd appreciate it. Thanks, Todd
Todd Yester <email@example.com>
pittsburgh, pa USA - Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 19:30:59 (CDT)
Wow! I guess I missed out on the extras! Are you going to offer baits to repeat customer like the post couple years?
Roscoe, IL USA - Monday, October 03, 2005 at 13:50:31 (CDT)
The extras are long gone and my stock is totally depleted, except for several hundred all chewed-up ones in my own boat. You wouldn't want those old beater lures anyhow. Now it looks like I just might be making a few for sale this winter. Of course that's contingent on not being too busy with all these MuskieBabes. Check my main page once the season closes for a notice about when I'll be taking orders.
Rocketman, I saw the update on your homepage that there may be some Terminators left from people who hadn't sent in their payment. I am very interested in any size and color that may be available. I'll send money right NOW!! I had tried to email you but I have AOL so you may have not gotten my email...Thanks for your time!!
Frankfort, IL USA - Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 19:04:25 (CDT)
hey rocketman i know you are the only one who is allowed to swear on here but HOLY SHIT i just received my lures and man they are just mint!!!! just wanted to drop a line and say thanx and HOLY SHIT!!!! they are just awsome keep up the great work!!! signed HOLY SHIT Bill thanx again
Bill Finch <Bilcream2@sympatico.ca>
exeter, on canada - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 18:03:13 (CDT)
Bill - I appreciate the compliments but it's not going to change anything. I am still telling Momma Finch about your potty mouth.
My two best slime chasers and I will be at Deerbrook Marina Sept. 4--11. I have a 24 footer with room for a fourth if you would care to fish with us. I own a charter biz fishing the fresh waters of NY--alot of muskie fishing on Chatuaqua and the St. Lawerence. Cell phone is 607-316-0331. If we don't see you we'll just have to chase the titty dancers on our own. Yours Jim Jared
Jim Jared <jimjared$frontiernet.net>
Oxford, NY USA - Friday, September 02, 2005 at 17:02:13 (CDT)
Thanks for your info Rocketman and others on the site my wife and me made are first trip to st clair this year in july,got 12 muskie in four days lost two I caught my biggest 51 inch and my wife got a 44 inch going back in september thanks again Jerry.
Columbus, oh USA - Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 13:51:38 (CDT)
Wow, I made a comment about its weight. I wasnt trying to insult you. By the way its B-O-G-A grip. As for the scale, I got one too. Its accurate and they are IFGA certified. It looks like that one is a 30 lber though. The size of the fish makes it look small I guess. Anyway my bust. Its 60 lbs. We seem to be a bit more friendly here in PA. Yep, no big fish in PA, all girly ones. Dont come here to fish. Its aint worth it. By the way, Im a fat ass, 6'0", 265 lbs. Sorry, bro. I withdrawl my comment on weight. I was wrong.
Tim Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 13:28:24 (CDT)
B-O-G-A Grip? Boga not Boca??? You mean to tell me that all along I have been eating these crappy tasting veggie burgers (just because I thought I was supporting a fellow fishing tackle manufacturer) FOR NOTHING? WTF?!?!?!
Look at the boca grip in the pic smart guy. That fish was huge and we didn't need to make the weight up. I'm the guy on the left. I'm 6'6" and weigh over 250lbs. How big do you think that fish is now? You guys just have little girly fish down in PA.
Al Crooks <email@example.com>
Harrison Township, MI USA - Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 15:05:22 (CDT)
No way that sturgeon is 60 pounds. Maybe 60 inches but not 60 pounds. We caught (snagged) one last year that was 56 inches and it weighed 42 lbs 10 ozs. Without the lampreys. (their release didnt go well either)The fish survived. I just bugs me to no end when I see inaccurate details especially with pictures attached. Its not particularly fat either. Plus that looks like a short-nose sturgeon. Is this the case?? Ours had a longer snout. Are there a couple different species of sturgeon in there. Its pretty hilarious to catch one. Especially with the boards out. Can you imagine what that poor fish thought when it was casually lumbering along looking for some kind of soft gob-like crap to eat, then here comes a muskie lure roaring by at 5 mph and buries a 5/0 treble in its tail area. Talking about being in the wrong place at the right time.
Tim Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Monday, August 29, 2005 at 13:40:06 (CDT)
I don't know about the actual weight. They sent another pic (click here) where he's holding the fish with a Boca Grip. It's got a built-in scale and it looks pretty well bottomed out to me. It's definitely a really big fish and I am sure it was a thrill to bring in, especially tail hooked. I got a muskie that way once and it was making power runs like a king salmon. When it took off I literally couldn't stop it. I made a complete ass of myself on the radio telling other boats to keep back ha ha. When we finally got it to the boat it was only a low 40 incher. Compared to that little muskie, that sturgeon must have felt like hooking a submarine!
Hi, I am refurbishing my muskie boat and I an looking for tackle racks like I have seen in some charter boats. They are large boxes usually with Lexan racks with notices on the top( to hook your Terminators to). The lexan racks usually are connected with a couple of rods at the bottom that held them together and allow them to br flipped to expose the next rack. They hold tons of terminators and the boards can be easily accessed. They would appear to be home made. Any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks!!!
John B. <Muskie6912@AOL.COM>
fRANKFORT, il USA - Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 18:49:29 (CDT)
hey rocketman just found your site. im sold. Where do I start. I have plenty of boat and knowlege. just need some getting started basics. ill be coming from so. wi. through chicago and over. where should I stay, with a phone number? which boat landing? which tackle shop should I give my business to? which general areas on the lake should I start? are the canadadian waters worth my time or should I stay in MI? can I get a canada licsence in Mi?were most likely coming in late oct or early nov.. is that a good time? I appreciate any info you can give.. Thanks Jeff Hagemann
janesville, wi USA - Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 12:04:46 (CDT)
Look at the fishing reports for lure colors that work in the fall. Get lures and tackle and a Mich license at Lakeside. You can stay on the water at Deerbrook, get your Canadian license, launch, get daily supplies, more tackle, fuel, etc. They will even know where the fish are. There, your trip is all set up for you. That'll be $50 please.
Were can the rest of us fish? I have no boat and cannot get the friends with boats to get out there. Where can a shore angler give Musky Fishing a try. Any Ideas? Let me know, email@example.com
Davian Larente <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Warren, MI USA - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 16:18:29 (CDT)
Giving up the Musky Machine due to debt. 17 FT Center Console, 100 hp Oil injected Evenrude, fish finder, marine radio, galvinized trailer. A steal at $3400. I jump in this baby and shoot across 26 miles to the Thames alone. No reliability problems here. Set up with high quality rod holders and ready to rock the mighty Muskie! Email or call at 248-866-2435. I don't need money bad enough to give up my TERMINATORS. I'll beg boat rides to use them :)
Hartland, MI USA - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 21:00:18 (CDT)
Thank you Rocketman! I was tired of catching only a few sick looking salmon for the past two years out of Huron, so I turned my efforts to the mighty musky. I'm hooked. Thanks for all the great advice from your website. Can't see myself doing anything else out there. Hope to see you out there when your personal business is done. Any musky fisherman out there can reach me on channel 68 - The Librais... Good luck all.
Rob H <Librais@comcast.net>
Chesterfield, Mi USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 19:23:36 (CDT)
For sale. 4 Daiwa 47LC's.all 4 work great with nothing wrong. $35 dollars each. My cell phone number is 1.734.330.6753 Great reels
John Tomlin <email@example.com>
Ann Arbor, mi USA - Monday, June 27, 2005 at 12:58:41 (CDT)
For sale, 1987 23' Proline Walk Around Cabin with a 1993 200hp Johnson Ocean Runner (400 hours on motor). Also has a 1995 15hp Evinrude kicker motor (long shaft, under 100 hours). Motors were just checked out by a boat shop, in very good condition. Heavy duty EZ loader roller trailer. This boat is great for fishing the great lakes - has taken 39 lb, 32 lb and 30 lb muskies on St. Clair as well as a 31 lb king salmon on lake michigan. Comes with a high quality Eagle depthfinder and a planer board mast. Was asking $10,500 but need to move it along, tired of double storage, double insurance, etc. Price lowered to $8,500 negotiable. Rocketman, I'll trade it for your tow vehicle!
Grim Reaper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
wixom, mi USA - Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 21:08:28 (CDT)
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mark spencer <email@example.com>
fostoria, oh USA - Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 20:12:33 (CDT)
If anyone has some Terminators that they would like to sell at a reasonable price please send me an email. Would like to have 4 - 6 for Lake of the Woods, Whitefish Bay also I am going to try mouth of Detroit River/Lake Erie for musky. Musky are being caught by walleye anglers every year, I know very little fishing pressure for them any time of year. Thanks all downriverbob
Bob Lesner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brownstown Township , MI USA - Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 21:36:06 (CDT)
C'mon people, a little commom sense, if you take too many perch, there will be fewer the next day and next year. Just look what catch and release has done to the muskie fishing!!! and of course those terminators. I took a spin this evening and the water temp is on the rise and the color looks good. Guess I will head straight out from 11 mile to about 11 or 13ft and head to the point and make a circle back. I have about 10 new terminators to tune and hopefully put a rip or two in my ear, been awhile since I heard that wonderful sound. Tight lines to all and have a safe opener. Tom
Tom Wilde <email@example.com>
St Clair Shores, Mi USA - Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 20:14:20 (CDT)
Heck yea! Those baits ROCK! All 22 of them kick some serious butt and look beautiful. So good that I already ordered more.... Come on June 4.
SCS, MI USA - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 22:11:25 (CDT)
Come on people! Get fired up. It is almost slime-time. Am I the only one visiting the site in hopes of some good news or ideas?
holly, mi USA - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 17:24:20 (CDT)
Rocketman, Got my order oh great Lord King of lure and paint. Awesome you were not kidding everything is perfect. I'm heading out sat. may 20th to thornapple lake to feed my beauties. State record here we come!!!!
Pat Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
grand rapids , mi USA - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 21:07:50 (CDT)
After some consideration of the Perch Vs. Muskie subject. I have come to a few conclusions. Right now it seems the Musky Fishing and Perch Fishing are both doing very well on LCS. We are on the same team, and we need each other. Maybe we could keep a few more muskies here and there, and maybe we could let a few of our smaller perch size catches go. It's up to the angler, and it's all about smart fishing and harvesting. In a unscientific way, we really Manage and MAKE or BREAK our own favorite fishing holes and haunts. Not the DNR. Especially with naturally reproducing species like Perch and Muskie. None of us fish in the same spot. Alot of these issues seem to come off that way. LSC is a BIG lake. Again, We need to take care of our own spots. Anyhow, right now it seems to be working for both kinds of anglers. Especially those who like to fish for both. Like Jay, I'm one of those guy's. It's the best of both worlds. I'd love to catch more Jumbo's when I go out Perch fishing, but I'd also like to catch 30+ pound Muskies too. We all know that doesn't happen very often. We need to be practical. I'm not going to say "Can't we all get along", but I will say, "if it isn't broke, don't fix it". In close, Tim brings up a question that has concerned me as well for years. Why aren't we seeing the big pike?. Small pike seem to be more numerous then Muskies of like sizes. But why don't we see any bigger then say 10 pounds. Hardly ever...? Darth.
Darth Vader <N/A>
Death Star, Space - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 01:24:02 (CDT)
Check out Eric Sharp's article in the freepress in the outdoors section at www.freep.com There is an interesting article in there about Cormorants. Don't forget about them too...they can be devastating to fish populations...and not just perch. Smallmouth and numerous other species. B.A.S.S. did an article about them and their impact on smallmouth in the eastern basin of lake Ontario. These birds would kill a 3lb smallmouth for the heck of it basically. Just something else to consider....
SCS, MI USA - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 21:17:53 (CDT)
HAHAHA. Ok. So, how old is a 20lb muskie? Ok, so how long have all these muskies been around then? I'm sorry, but I'd guess that if you did the math the muskies have been around as long as the perch so the argument doesn't hold much muskie slime to me. Now, consider instead the number of people going out there keeping all these perch compared to years ago, that may be your difference and the cause of the perch shortage. It's not like all of these muskies came out of nowhere. They've been there for a long time, longer than any of us probably. I just think that the clear water due to the zebra mussels has made them easier to catch (along with these great Terminator baits) for all of us yahoos. So now we hear about all these muskies that have always been there but never received the attention they deserve. Not only that, I have a hard time blaming the muskies when other perch predators, namely walleye and pike, are not found in nearly the same numbers that they used to be. It's been a long time since I've caught a pike out there casting for bass. The walleye seem to be coming back, but I don't feel that they are there in the numbers that they were pre-zebra mussels. The pike have me more concerned...I'd love to see them make a season to protect them during the spawn. I've seen too many pike full of eggs get taken after ice out from local piers. The more teeth in the water the better. Sorry to go on and on, but this whole idea of blaming the muskies is comical to me. I think they should just change all the rules to 100% catch and release. The way God created it. Wonder what would happen then? Hmm..... Nibble on that one. Also, how can anyone trust the DNR considering what they've done to our deer population. Oops, did I open that can of worms?
SCS, MI USA - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:08:11 (CDT)
Boy than i guess the walleye population has really took of to, because i cant figure the HUGE Musky population has gobbled up all them 5,6,7 inch perch every one likes to keep to,,,,Walleyes must be doing great,,,,,, or did the Muskys eat all of them to
Detroit, MI USA - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:53:30 (CDT)
Us Perch Fishermen did that to ourselves??? Ok, lets see...There's been good perch fishing in LSC for how many years, um let me do the math...YEARS that's how long...Now how many years has this "Super Muskie Fishing" been going on???...A few...Guess what guys? I fish for Muskies too! Go Figure huh? Now back to the main part of my statement...Why don't you think about keeping more than 1 fish a year ( that means the DNR legally changes it) to help control the population a bit to prevent over crowding... My theory is this...For many years (old days) people fished for food...I remember stories my late Grandfather told me about catching and eating a Muskie and how tasty they were...Over the years things evolved and no one NEEDED to eat everything they caught and saved the muskies from certain death of the species! Now everyone thinks they got to worship them like a flydunker worships trout...LMFAO!
MI USA - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 04:10:44 (CDT)
Hey Perch guys sorry to tell ya but you have done the damage, and your just trying to blame it on somthing else,,, um no i dont think so,,,,, change your fish of choice and go catch some gills,,,, for a while and see what that does...i have a bud who took close to 1200 jumbos last year, no lie,, this guy is a die hard ice fisherman,, not all 1200 was him but him and his boy,,,,,so do the math with about 2000 fisherman doing about the same,,,,dont blame it on a healthy Muskie Population but blame it on your own greed.........
Dan T <email@example.com>
Detroit, MI USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 08:01:51 (CDT)
I heard something interesting at the bait shop today and was interested in any feedback. Basically, someone wanted to know what might happen if they were fishing in Ontario water with the conservation license and pulling a few "T3's" or other "muskie baits". One rod per license. Would/Could there be an issue if the MNR stopped by? Those terminators catch big pike too? Thanks for your comments.
SCS, MI USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 22:58:54 (CDT)
Well, it seems like last year was one of the best years for big muskies ever on LSC...so I like to subscribe to the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" policy here. So, PLEASE keep up the catch and release fishing. Try not to hold those fish vertical either! Get her back in the water and let her grow. How could anyone even suggest the fishing here is "broken"? My point being that the reason LSC is so ubelievable is because of the number of fish that are out there...the number of BIG fish out there. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm pretty stoked to land a fish over 20 lbs and have had the pleasure of landing several close to 30. Seeing the likes of fellas from Minnesota and Wisconsin drool over the pics and numbers of fish is enough to convince me that nothing needs to be changed and we should all work our hardest to keep this lake where it is. So what if it never produces a record book fish....I'll take 10 30 lbers a year over one 50 anytime. If I want a monster, then I'll head to those fabled waters like Georgian Bay for one. The lack of perch is a little worrysome...but time and again that seems to be cyclic. I'm not sure that we can blame those muskies yet....
SCS, MI USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 22:58:54 (CDT)
This guy says that all the jumbo perch are being eaten by muskies. Greedy fisherman don`t play any roll in that I`m sure??? Last fall I seen people in my marina taking coolers full of fish daily, and all winter I seen people keeping 6in perch calling them 8`s over the years this takes it`s toll. Look that Lake simcoe it`s not what it was 6years ago. NO muskies there to blame!!!
craig miller <cmiller7171$wowway.com>
warren , mi USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 08:03:20 (CDT)
"Hey Mo, - Hey Larry,- Spread Out". You can't in good contience blame Michigan's side of LSC poor Jumbo Perch catch's on Muskies. First of all, there were plenty of nice perch caught on LSC over the winter Jay. There were TONS of small perch caught on LSC Mi. side last winter. LSC is not Lake Simco. Via first and second hand experiance, the small perch population is doing VERY well on LSC. The competition for food is keeping the perch stock small in size. Not only amongst themselves but, the goby's etc. are reeking havok on all game fish food supply's. Musky don't eat perch food. I'm also starting to think bigger perch populations are "wintering" or have moved to "winter" on the Canadian side of LSC. Maybe because the American side has turned into a snowmobile/ATV Nascar race on the Michigan side. With all that noise, I would move across the lake too. Yes, There were many muskie's caught on LSC last year and they eat perch. On both sides of LSC. Muskie eat just about anything that's 1/5 there size respectively. But most are not going after the 14 inch fish we desire in most cases. There going after the 6 to 9 inch fish when the opprotunity presents itself. Thinning that huge population of small fish most ice fisherman found themselves catching this winter, and allowing the jumbo perch to have more food. If muskie didn't keep these smaller perch in check , there wouldn't be as many Jumbo perch. Don't blame the muskie. There are alot more factor's responsible. Muskies are, in my opinion, on the very bottom of that list, and likely helping the Jubo perch population.
Darth Vader <Imyourfather$aol.com>
Death Star, N/A Space - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 00:30:30 (CDT)
Hey perch guy jay i disagree you say the musky are eating all the perch. i would have to say the perch guys are killing the fishery they go out 2++ times a week and keep there limit everytime and fish all year thats 1'000'000's of fish a year,year after year, ofcourse there going to deplet. dont kill the musky let them spread further and thicker into the other greatlakes.
bill finch <bilcream2$sympatico.ca>
exeter, on canada - Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 19:05:46 (CDT)
Steve Mayer- You stated that it will take along time before LSC produces a "Record" because it is "Overpopulated" with Muskies. Then you recomended a "quick release to protect our fishery"... What about acutally keeping more to reduce the numbers a bit so we don't overcrowd the lake and start killing the muskies? I know they have already done some serious damage to our once awesome JUMBO perch fishery...No one found any jumbos while ice fishing this season cause our "Over-populated" Muskie Fishery is eating up all the Jumbo Perch!
Romeo, MI USA - Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 03:49:15 (CDT)
Just a little update on the tournament, the offical web page is up and running, check it out $ www.muskieshowdown.com. thanks rocketman for the space. Over & Out
mike momany <mikemomany$yahoo.com>
St. Clair Shores, MI USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 20:57:44 (CDT)
Hi everybody. I just joined Muskies Canada, Belleriver Chapter and attended the last meeting. We had a biologist come in from the area to talk about fish habitat (muskies) in Lake St. Clair. He brought up an interesting subject in regards to catching a record in St. Clair. He stated that it would take a long, long, long time. This is because the lake is over-run by muskies. there are so many that lake Erie is actually being populated by them. I talked to a pickeral guy from Erie and he said that he catches them when he throws a muskie line in while trolling for pickeral. Anyways, back to St. Clair, the lake won't produce a record because the muskies are crowded and have too much competition for food and that stresses them out; via they won't grow that big. (Look at record fish and their girth). Also he said that there is a new bacteria in the water (he said nothing to worry about) and is found in muskies. When you catch a muskie, specifically over 36 inches, some of them have leasions broke out on there skin. Kinda looks like an STD or a wound and that is the disease. On his survey, only 4% had the leasions, while 95% of the fish are infected by it. The leasions brake out from stress. He said that cathing the fish, excessive handleing, fighting with the fish, and competition for food will make the lessions brake out. I just figured that some of you might find this stuff interesting and would benifit knowing this. If we want our muskie fishery to stay healthy then please, get the fish in, and take a QUICK photo and get the fish back in the water. If you cant get the barb of the hook back through the skin, than cut that dam hook in half and remove it. Good luck this season people and have respect for the fish and the musky god.
Steve Mayer <smayer$stclaircollege.ca>
Kingsville, Ont Canada - Monday, April 18, 2005 at 09:18:09 (CDT)
sorry for wasting your time but i have a little question.. you say never run blue frog and blue wormy?jst wonder why when they seem like the go in same water colour. thanx
bill finch <bilcream2$sympatico.ca>
exeter, on can - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 20:12:02 (CDT)
They do go in the same color water but at least for us they do not seem to go at the same time. Damn muskies are soooooo picky.
Rocket Man: Had some computer problems: my son had to wipe out every file to cure the problem... guess whose files didn't get copied. Anyway, just wanted to make sure I hadn't missed any mail from you. Thanks. Mark
Mark Carlson <BigFishCarlson2$aol.com>
Rockford, IL USA - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 23:38:36 (CDT)
Check your AOL mail now Mark. They are almost done but I need a clarification about one of the colors you ordered.
Just took the wife and kids fishing, and when I came home, decided to do some fishing web site surfing. Came across yer page, and thought, wow, its been like 5 years or more since we were fishing on Lake St. Claire together, and probably that long since I have just said "HI". Hope all is well, glad to see yer still fishin and love the rocketsled! Chris
Chris Dauer <cdauer$smoke-screen.net>
Midland, MI USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 18:34:30 (CDT)
I have a brand new Muskie lure tackle box for sale. It is made by Plano and can hold up to 40 Muskie lures. You can see it at - http://www.planomolding.com/7915.htm
I paid $38 for it. Let me know if you are interested. Thx
Lansing, MI USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 20:33:41 (CDT)
WOW. SIMPLEY AMAZING!!!!!!! Rocketman i just received the TERMINATORS amazing. just wanna say thanxs again. they look pretty hungry , cant wait to feed them. iam going to the BAY OF PIGS(Georgan bay)for 1wk were there going to get me a monster. hope to see ya around the hump. signed supper satisfied customer Bill Finch
Bill finch <bilcream2$sympatico.com>
exeter, on can - Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 21:08:29 (CDT)
I was just wondering where and when the muskies spawn in St. Clair. I know that they go in Anchor bay, but what about Mitchell's Bay or in the Detroit River? When exactly do they start there spawning? What about the baitfish? when and where do the baitfish spawn. I know the shad spawn in Bellriver in november. What else do the muskies eat besides shad and my lures? Thanks for any replies. Steve Mayer
Steve Mayer <smayer$stclaircollege.ca>
Kingsville, Ont Canada - Monday, March 28, 2005 at 16:39:04 (CST)
ATTENTION: MIDNIGHTRAMBLER - a real great place for a slip for the season is Deerbrooke marina in ontairio canada. price for 21ftr is around 650$ canadian great spot for fishing muskyor fishing period.cant get better or easier people to deal with top notch fascility. or belle river marina prob like 1200$can.
bill finch (aka fishing with Bill) <bilcream2$sympatico.ca>
exeter on, on Canada - Monday, March 14, 2005 at 17:35:17 (CST)
What does Rockets have to do with fish? I will bet you $10,000. I can beat you at fishing, and building rockets.
The real Rocketman since 1951.
Ky Michaelson <kytec$spacestar.com>
Bloomington, Mn USA - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 20:11:07 (CST)
Ha ha ha - Sorry but I don't have an extra $10,000 right this minute. Maybe next week. Ordinarily nobody get's a free link here but I made an exception in your case. Truly amazing! You are indeed a Rocketman!!! If you ever get to the Detroit area let me know. I'll take you out muskie fishing and you can show me how it's done.
the Rocketman (alias is due to my day job - executive in aerospace manufacturing company - designer of parts for jet aircraft engines and other programs that I can't talk about - a.k.a. 'rocket scientist')
rocket man, hope you don't mind if i post this here,1st Annual 2005 Lake St. Clair Muskie Showdown, will be held at metro beach at the north marina on June 24th 25th and 26th. For futher info contact at mikemomany$yahoo.com thanks.
mike momany <mikemomany$yahoo.com>
St. Clair Shores, MI USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 13:37:05 (CST)
No Mike, you can't post this here.
I just started fishing muskie last september and got hooked really bad. i am going absolutely nuts and can't waite untill next season. I was thinking about trying to make some lures for myself. can I get some info about how to approach this. I was also thinking that I could use a computor program called katia. It is a computer program that implements finite element analysis. I designed a canoe on this program to see how it would travell in the water. i would like to do this with a lure, but don't know where to start with the lure design patterns. Rocketman, please help, I have muskie fever really bad and I am starting to freak out.
Steve Mayer <smayer$stclaircollege.ca>
kingsville, Ont Can - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 10:01:54 (CST)
I was finaly able to get my own boat (after years of fishing from friends boats). Its only a 24' craft, but I am unable to find anyone renting a boat well or a basic marina slip for the season. I don't need any amenities (electric would be great but not necessary) I don't live in the area so I'm not familiar with local newspapers etc....Can anyone give a rookie a little help...Thank you!!!
Chicago, Il USA - Friday, February 04, 2005 at 06:33:50 (CST)
What is you opinion on using a spinning rod and reel for casting for muskies? Would a Penn 6500SS or a 7500SS with 20 lb line be strong enough?
Dick Skoglund <rcharge$aol.com>
Trenton, Mi USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 18:58:04 (CST)
Screw the lures, I just want to fish with team slime time. As a past customer I should be the first to fish with them. Please e-mail me when I can order again. Lost my last Titty dancer on a log, need to replace many. Thanks Bob
Bob Blanke <wfmc25$aol.com>
Palatine, il USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 14:26:33 (CST)
Rocket, I recieved my order form, i replied the day i recieved it, and it came back delayed message, so i sent it again and it came back to me again delayed message. I just want to make sure u recieced my order! I am repeat customer going on the 5th year now.....THEY DEFINATLY WORK . EXCEPT WHAT I CATCH WITH THEM WOULD EAT A MUSKY FOR LUNCH!
blue water conection <robkompare$hotmail.com>
bonita springs, fl USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 07:23:09 (CST)
That's cause it takes a long time to get emails all the way from Florida. Damn Rob, that last thing you caught looked like it could eat YOU for lunch. Come to think of it, maybe I should make you pay in advance, just in case.....
Rocketman, please do not post my previous message. That is a top secret color. thanks Ben
Ben Sommers <Mrmuskieben$aol. com>
northwood, ohio USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 09:29:24 (CST)
You mean the one about the color of that cheerleader's thong?
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