You're a seasoned angler and feel that you've outgrown bass, trout and the like. You're just itching to lay your hands on the elusive muskie. Is it as difficult as they say? Take this quiz to learn more about catching muskie.
Muskie are usually too big to fit in a pan.
The full name of the muskie, or musky, is muskellunge.
According to fishermen folklore, you catch muskie by using huge lures on a heavy line while trolling quickly across a lake.
Canada is even better than the Great Lakes region.
If you're a real expert, you can catch a muskie with a lure during any season.
Chances are, you're more likely to catch larger muskie in the spring.
Surprisingly, you can catch large muskie using small, walleye-sized bait.
Your best bet is between mid-summer and late fall.
Well, you might be excited about your catch, but the truth is that's considered just medium size for a muskie. So, better luck next time!
They are nicknamed "the fish of 10,000 casts."
No, opinions differ widely. Some say the weather conditions must be stable, others say it must be cloudy, dusk time or dawn. There is no common consensus.
Most anglers have found that low light -- for instance, dusk time or overcast weather -- is conducive for catching muskie.
Though both former U.S. president Herbert Hoover and basketball player Ted Williams enjoyed fishing, it was Louie Spray who claimed to have caught this whopper.
According to the World Record Muskie Alliance, the length versus weight ratio based on the dimensions given would have been impossible.
According to credible evidence, it seems that a taxidermist stretched Spray's fish by about 10 inches (25 centimeters).
Pool cues were characterized for being short and heavy. Today, anglers go for longer, lighter rods.
A longer rod allows you to get the line out further and cover more ground with greater agility.
Today's braided super lines are thinner than Dacron and don't stretch, which would be a disadvantage.
The thicker the line, the greater the water resistance and the harder it is on your arms.
Optimum trolling speed is about 4 to 6 miles (6.4 to 9.6 kilometers) per hour.