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fishing has been great after listing to the advice of the rocket man. pam an i cought five musky in two days [ 12th an 13th ] fishing 20 fow in the middle of st clair, 2 fish on t3 $9 bass small about27" downrods 25/2 and two other small ones on harvo$9 bass, and 45" on a talanz $9 bass in the prop wash 30/8.all fish are back in the lake to fight anather day. the big one looked as if she just spawned out,i think she was hungry,,,,,,,,,,,thanks rocketman, mike/pam
mike/pam <>
manchester, mi USA - Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 06:14:11 (CDT)
Went out in Anchor Bay 7/14 casting and caught a one tiger muskie about 2 and a 1/2 ft long in about 6 ft of water. Caught a nice northern along the same dept, but a little bit smaller.
Mitchell Pilat <mspilat$>
St. Clair Shores, MI USA - Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 09:10:33 (CDT)
Finally got muskie trolling on July 5. It has been two years since I have been able to troll for muskies on St Clair. It was a great day with clear skies and 80 degrees. Fishied all over Anchor Bay. Caught one muskie about 10 pounds and a pike about the same size. Felt great to reel in a muskie even though it was not a big fish. Both fish came on a boat rod 15-20 feet out hitting a wooden lure called a Leo. The lure color was perch and about 10 inches long. The pike hit about 10:30 am and the muske at about 1:15 pm. I was surprized that fish would strike a lure this size so early in the season. Had one other hit, but no hook up.
Dave < >
orion, mi USA - Sunday, July 05, 2009 at 21:11:11 (CDT)
Fished with Jim C. and John K. from Jun 27th to 30th in the Belle River area, we got 16 muskies in the boat and had a couple more rips, most the fish were caught on T3's in various colors with the exception of 1 caught on a T2 and 1 on a Legend jr. most productive colors were the $9 guacamole and the killer frog, with the titty dancer bringin in a couple fish sizes were as follows 47,44,42, two 39's,38,two 34's 32,30 and a half dozen little guys I would estimate between 25-28" at least the future looks bright:) and we heard of a 51 caght by one of the guys stayin at the Dragon- look for the baitfish and you will find the muskies, seems like the 12-16' depths were the most productive and the water temp dropped down thru the week from 73 on saturday to about 67-68 F on tuesday, we ended up fishin a total of about 3 days , wind kept us off the lake in the afternoon on Sun and we ended up pulling rods around 3pm on Tuesday - Good Luck out there!
Martin Fudulov <muskymartin67$>
Lake Villa, IL USA - Thursday, July 02, 2009 at 17:52:05 (CDT)
Fished on 7/1/09 and hit 2/3 fish. One of them was really nice, 50" and 32lbs. Fished south shore in 16FOW. The big one came on a boardrod a pike scale wiley straight.
Chaz and Mikey Seremjian <runnerc60$>
Brighton, mi USA - Thursday, July 02, 2009 at 15:30:52 (CDT)
Went 2/2 on Sunday (6/28/2009). Very windy and was quite choppy. Definitely earned the fish we caught. Both fish were on down rods. We tried the usual setup, but it was not very popular. I threw on a 10 oz cannonball and put it 26 feet back, which got us pretty deep. Within 4 minutes the line was singing. On a blue frog Mason, we got a 41" with some girth. Speed was 4 mph, water depth was 18 fow between red barn and Belle River marina. The other was a 24" dink that didn't even pull any drag. Just found him spiraling behind us when we checked the lines. At least we didn't get skunked. I was talking to another guy after we got off the water (from Algonac I think it was) and he said his buddy fished all day and got nothing, but between late afternoon and dark, got 8 try in the evening. Tight Lines!
Jordan Rivington <jordan.rivington$>
Windsor, ON Canada - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 20:14:43 (CDT)
Went out on Sat. 27th in Anchor Bay. Water was like glass,. One rip and then he was gone. We did get one pike. Saw a dead Muskie floating about 25 lbs. Oh well maybe next time!
jerry <jlkukurka$>
gregory, mi USA - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 19:20:04 (CDT)
Mikey and I fished LSC on 6/22/09 and went 4/5. The largest fish was 20 lbs and 40" in length. The other fish were quite a bit smaller. Hot lure was Lokey Firetiger on the boardrod 2oz/42'. We fished south shore near the red barn in 14-16 FOW. The big fish never made it into the net, the hooks got tangled in the net and we just pulled it into the boat. All fish sucessfully released! Another Great day on the Lake!
Chaz and Mikey Seremjian <runnerc60$>
Brighton, Mi USA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 16:31:08 (CDT)
fished st.clair 19 20 21 from spillway to detroit river caught9 muskies about30 hours total 2 pike top 3muskies 48 48 46 all about 25pounds nice fish released all had a blast musky mark.
mark smith <muskygirls$>
avon lake , oh USA - Monday, June 22, 2009 at 16:07:38 (CDT)
Fished LSC on Jun 18-19-20. Fished 9-18 fow at 4mph and went 13 for 18. the largest was a 51" fish on a board rod at 40' and 2 oz in 16 fow in front of the Red Barn. The rest of the fish were small 32" or less. Most of the fish were caught on down rods 30'/ 3oz or prop rods 30'/8oz. We went 5 for 6 West of the Belle on Thur, 1 for 3 in front of the Thames on Fri and 7 for 9 in front of the Red Barn on Sat. The most productive water was in front of the Red Barn in 14-16 fow. There really was no set pattern or color. 4 fish WB Olive Frog with orange yellow spots (home brew bait) Prop rod= 30'/8oz 3 fish Tuff Shad Blue Shad Down Rod= 30'/ 2oz 2 fish Woodie Dark Frog jointed Slider= 20'/ 4oz 2 hits Terminator T3 YB Helen Frog Down= Rod=30'/6oz 1 fish Woodie Fire Bass straight Slider= 20'/ 4oz 1 fish Stalker Firetiger Prop Rod= 20'/ 8oz 1 fish Terminator T3 Zit Frog Board Rod= 40'/ 2oz 1 fish Wiley Black Sucker Board Rod= 40'/ 2oz 1 hit Terminator T3 Blue Frog Board rod= 40'/ 2oz 1 hit St Clair Hound Spinner Skunk w/ gold blades Slider= 20'/ 4oz Good luck out there ans stay safe! Hillbilly
Hillbilly <seant$>
Urbana, OH USA - Monday, June 22, 2009 at 15:12:24 (CDT)
Fished between 6:00 am and 12:00pm on Sunday 6/14. We went 5/5 out in front of the Red Barn in 14-16 FOW. Trolling speed was 4 MPH. Hot lure was a 6" Mason blue (3 fish) frog with white belly. Other fish caught on $9 bass, firetiger, and olive frog. 3 of 5 came on down rod with 10 oz at 28 feet back, so pretty deep. The other 2 came on board rods, 3 oz and 30 feet back. Water was greenish blue and fairly clear. Lake was pretty much dead calm. No clouds. Fish were all small, but all healthy. 24", 26", 29", 30", and 36". All but one went back healthy. The no so lucky musky hit the lure so hard and turned that the second set of trebles got stuck in his gills. Nothing to be done. Tight lines!
Jordan Rivington <jordan.rivington$>
Windsor, ON Canada - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 15:47:45 (CDT)
Went out musky fishing for the first time, and went 1 for 1 with a 48 inch, 30 pound musky off of selfridge in 8 FOW. Was a great time, and I released it back into the water. Hoping to get back out later this week again, good luck to the rest of you.
Andrew Bosscher <bosch470$>
Utica, Mi USA - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 17:28:32 (CDT)
Opening got slimed by a 47", and 40" fished anchor bay 10 fow $9.00 bass 4/30 and firetirger 2/10 side rod one fish had small lamprey which we killed, fish were released to fight again.
Team RiverRat
Chesterfield, MI USA - Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 06:01:15 (CDT)
Opening day, went 1 for 1, early. 1 26, looked healthy, 5.5 ft. water in front of selfridge. Came all the way from flordia so I was kinda bummed. Caught him on an out rod 8" believer, perch colored. Back home now, but will be back next year!!
Musky Newbie <jimrapier$>
chesterfield, mi USA - Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 12:03:42 (CDT)
Went out on opening day. Anchorbay area to be exact, We got one for one at 8:40 am on a white perch Talonz lure. A little guy about 26 inches. lots of boats but I think I did better than alot of them that got skunked. Let me know if you did better than me. Water is kinda cold still.
jerry k <jlkukurka$>
gregory, mi. USA - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 20:43:29 (CDT)
Wow - What an honor to post the first 2009 post on the Rocketmans site. The little guy (mikey) and I went 5 for 7 for our first trip out. All the muskies were small and not of usual size. But we sure did have fun. Six hit on firetiger and one on pike scale. 5 of the fish came on downrods and only 2 on the planer boards. The fish all looked very healthy, this bodes well for our fishing population. We were fishing south shore from 6:30am to 3:30pm. We also were visited by Canada Ministries who were conducting a survey. They didn't even ask for our license. Just a real polite and Cute girl asking questions about our fishing. Thanks to Rocketman and this site, who got us interested and started on the right path! Best of fishing fortune to all of you in 2009! Chaz and Mikey Seremjian
Chaz and Mikey Seremjian <seremjian$>
Brighton, MI USA - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 15:11:09 (CDT)
How did your hero, the Rocketman, do today?
Hasn't Gone Fishing Yet
Happy New Year and good luck to everybody for a great 2009 season!!!

the Rocketman <esoxbiz$>
Brighton, MI USA - Monday, Jan 05, 2009 at 09:20:18 (CST)

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