October Tiger Hunt

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October Tiger Hunt

by k2muskie » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:29 am

For us the October hunts consisted of finding the finned critter. So here's a wrap up of our October adventures. Was a very good October.

So peaceful now on the water.

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Fishing with diehard addicts. What a fun bunch of folks.

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October fishing is now in the log book with memories fishing with friends and just relaxing doing what we enjoy.

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Plan on doing a wrap-up for November and then bring on this:

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;) ;)
We never get skunked...its the fish that get skunked they just keep missing our lures....
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Re: October Tiger Hunt

by DallanC » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:46 pm

You guys make it look SOoooooo easy!

Is it better for the fish to catch them at this time of the year where its cooler? I know mortality is an issue during the hot summer months, was wondering if its better to catch them prior to ice up.


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Re: October Tiger Hunt

by Dunkem » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:58 am

Wow,those are some nice fish! I know you do catch and release,but would a tiger that large be any good table fare? Nice job ladies you got it down 8-)
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Re: October Tiger Hunt

by k2muskie » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:25 pm

DallanC wrote:You guys make it look SOoooooo easy!

Is it better for the fish to catch them at this time of the year where its cooler? I know mortality is an issue during the hot summer months, was wondering if its better to catch them prior to ice up.-DallanC


Hi DallanC...If it were that easy. Its a whole lot of time on the water that has really helped us learn. This time of year and especially with very low water its a whole different ball game. Find the bait fish and you'll find the Tigers. I would say catching them in cooler water is less stressful for the fish. However I can't stress enough the proper tackle for these fish all the time meaning rods, reels and the reels spooled with a braided line minimually rated to at least 60# and a flourocarbon leader. Allows you to get the fish to the boat much faster. For all the fish we've boated the fish is in the net in roughly 2-3 minutes if not sooner. ;) ;)

Dunkem wrote:Wow,those are some nice fish! I know you do catch and release,but would a tiger that large be any good table fare? Nice job ladies you got it down 8-)


Hey Dunkem. All Tigers caught in Pineview must be released. I can tell you as a kid we went to Canada every summer and caught the pure Musky and Pike nothing huge say biggest was 35" they were good white flaky meat but getting and knowing how to fillet the Y bones out is the ticket. Never caught a Tiger as a kid. I wouldn't probably eat any if we ever did decide to keep one thats over 35"...but that's just me. I do know some folks have said when you could keep one over 40 they were good and others said didn't care for it. So I can only go on back-n-da-day as a kid eating Musky and Pike. I liked it...maybe we need to do a trip down to Yuba next year and get a couple small Pike... ;) ;)
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