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08-19-2006, 10:06 PM
Do you guys have any suggestions on good magazines,books or video's to check out. I was at gander tonight looking at there stuff. Looked at Esox Angler and Musky Hunter. There were alot of musky dvds. The only thing that happens with the video's is sometimes it turns into the "look at me catching these big fish" type thing. I would like to get one that at least explains some techniques and catch BIG fish. :) Thanks
08-20-2006, 07:50 PM
I have read MANY books on Musky fishing, the one that put musky fishing in total perspective for me , was TIME ON THE WATER, by Bill Gardner. It is a great read.
08-20-2006, 10:11 PM
Thanks John, I'll track one down. I always do this when I get focused. I have to soak up everything I can. 2 years ago it was crappie, This year it was the walleye. End of this year hopefully musky and I'll really be ready for next year! Way behind you guys on musky water time. Hopefully I can cut-out some of the fat.
Thanks to everybody with the help. Hope your not getting sick of the tigger questions. Bigdaddy300 (rick) and I are starting our musky obsession!
08-21-2006, 09:54 AM
Time On The Water. I re-read it each year to get psyched for the season. It's about a regular guy, who quits his job & dedicates an entire season to catching a trophy musky. Not a guide book, so it won't make you a technically better fisherman, but it could inspire you to the task!
Videos: I own several & have watched a mountain of them & agree that after awhile, most of them look like showcases for the man or his sponsors' products. The In-Fisherman videos are some of the best, least commercial ones that I remember.
2 suggestions: First, go to a couple of musky shows this winter, see the seminars, hob-nob w/musky guys of all abilities, & try not to spend yourself broke!
Second, consider hiring a guide. It's a private lesson, where the teacher answers all your questions & shows you "his" spots, so you can go hit them again later. I fish w/guide in northern WI each season, & I'm not catching lots but I'm moving larger fish than I ever did on my own.
08-21-2006, 11:52 AM
yes, going out with a good guide is great advice. as far as teaching materials go....you can pick up some things from Jim Sarics dvds, Bob Mehsikomer "Muskies, Making Sense of Them", In-fisherman "Musky Doctors", "Musky Mechanics", Dick Pearson "Muskies on the Shield"
like cincy said, i suggest you get out with a guide immediately and learn the basics first, along with stuff like CPR and how to handle a fish. where are you from? im sure someone here can suggest a good ohio guide....do they have musky guides in ohio? doesnt Dietz guide in parts of ohio?
08-21-2006, 12:44 PM
Tigger, keep asking questions. Its the single smartest thing you could do to trim the learning curve.
08-21-2006, 07:35 PM
I agree with what everyone has said.
I would definitly go to the Ohio show this coming winter. They have great seminars all weekend long that will really shorten the learning curve. Some of the biggest names in muskie fishing will be there so take advantage and learn all you can.
08-21-2006, 09:42 PM
"the complete guide to musky hunting" saric/heiting was my favorite as far as learning to get started. danny wade guides down at saltfork. his books are very good , i hear he is a very good guide also...just type in his name and the site should come up...?
08-21-2006, 09:56 PM
danny wade email; email@example.com
08-21-2006, 10:09 PM
Thanks, you got me thinking about it. One on one with a guide. Doesn't get much better than that.
08-22-2006, 10:03 AM
what part of ohio are you in?
08-22-2006, 05:24 PM
I'm up here in northeast. Snow belt zone. Chardon is 5 minutes away. 30 minutes from cleveland.
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