I was listening to Lets Talk Fishing on Wednesday and was glad to hear Craig caution those fishing for musky to be aware of the increased physiological stress placed on the musky during the peak heat of the summer. I have been meaning to post a note about this topic for some time now, for those who are just starting out and who have not been hit with the addiction as bad as we in our Musky Club have; discussing musky fishing at our monthly meetings and through email and text messages, reading musky magazines and online articles, watching every video on musky fishing that comes out, going to musky expos, and living and breathing everything musky 24/7, 12 months of the year.
Hold on to your hat, reel up your line, and sharpen your hooks!!
The 8th annual Canadian Esox Association “Bud, Spud, and Steak” night is fast approaching (Friday, April 20th) and we are working hard to make our event bigger and better than ever!
Our goal is to continue our tradition of raising funds to support CEA charities and activities.
Past contributions include:
The Canadian Esox Association had our 7th annual outing to beautiful Cedar Point Lodge on Eagle Lake, Ontario, with Pat Hron and the Hron family as our hosts. The members, as usual, had nothing but great things to say about the incredible accommodations at the Eagle’s Nest Lodge and Loon’s Nest Lodge. Complete with hot tubs and a pool table the Eagle’s and Loon’s Nests are able to accommodate 22 of us comfortably with plenty of extra rooms in the 4plexs and other cabins for additional members. To top it off, Pat built another lodge which is ideal for our communal dinners. A 50 inch plasma TV to watch the Jets game, ping pong, and pool tables, and a kitchen with an industrial dishwasher...we were spoiled....and lovin’ it.
A recent study demonstrates that proper catch, photo, measurement, and release can result in 100% survival. [For the complete study see: www.muskiescanada.ca].
The study notes that a previous study that indicated a lower survival rate was influenced by stressors created by the study itself.
Thanks to Emily at Anchor Inn, Kenora for hosting our LOTW outing. Thanks also to Chadd Gropp's Country Catering for once again providing an awesome meal for our banquet. And thanks to Ryan Marlowe at Figure 8 Baits for donating door prizes.
The weather was phenomenal and many esox were caught and successfully released. Numerous monster musky follows were reported. And the weather was the warmest and dryest yet!