Lake Merwin Muskie tips? - www.ifish.net
The Oregonian's Bill Monroe!

Go Back   www.ifish.net > Ifish Fishing and Hunting > Ifish Community

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2004, 10:56 AM   #1
mrgamby
Steelhead
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vancouver, Wa
Posts: 127
Default Lake Merwin Muskie tips?

I am really interested in fighting one of these from my kayak, but would like some tips, lures, location, etc....

anyone familiar with fishing for em there?

I have seen some BIG ones swimming around the docks, teasing me :smile:

any info would be appreciated!

Mike

__________________
If you're not gonna eat it, release it!
mrgamby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
gottafish
King Salmon
 
gottafish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Troutdale
Posts: 8,047
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?

Big buck tail spinners and rip them as fast as you can. dont forget to do a figure 8 before you take it out of the water. if trolling with crank baits put a 5 ounce cannon ball sinker about 4' in front of lure and troll at about 6 knots keep the lure in the prop wash these tactics have worked everywhere I have fished for them and I grew up in Michigan and have boated about 200 of them.
gottafish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 05:09 PM   #3
kayakfisher
Chromer
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Posts: 587
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?

What is a bucktail spinner?

Mike
__________________
Wet is good.
kayakfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 05:18 PM   #4
Catching Nemo
Tuna!
 
Catching Nemo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Troutdale
Posts: 1,868
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?


__________________
"Guess what, I've got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell."


CCA Member
Catching Nemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 06:06 PM   #5
KingFisher85
Sturgeon
 
KingFisher85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Amboy Washington
Posts: 3,988
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?

PM me and I may let you know where I spotted 8 of them sitting in the water up at Lake Merwin on Thursday and Friday
__________________
Member # 2008
Keep It Simple
Fear No Rock!
KingFisher85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 06:16 PM   #6
kayakfisher
Chromer
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Posts: 587
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?

Fancy little lures...

Has anyone here actually caught muskies at Merwin?

Mike
__________________
Wet is good.
kayakfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 06:27 PM   #7
KingFisher85
Sturgeon
 
KingFisher85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Amboy Washington
Posts: 3,988
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?




:grin:
__________________
Member # 2008
Keep It Simple
Fear No Rock!
KingFisher85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 07:45 PM   #8
mrgamby
Steelhead
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vancouver, Wa
Posts: 127
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?

sent you a PM...

tell me, tell me!
__________________
If you're not gonna eat it, release it!
mrgamby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 10:54 PM   #9
stlhdr1
Sturgeon
 
stlhdr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Battle Ground WA
Posts: 4,686
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?

Dude KF, let's go and check them out and see if we can get them to bite!! May be a bait of UEC EGGS?? Joking there, but I've got treble hooks! All right never mind, there just a land locked shark!
Keith
stlhdr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 11:16 PM   #10
KingFisher85
Sturgeon
 
KingFisher85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Amboy Washington
Posts: 3,988
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?

The biggest Rostertail spinner that I had worked I don't think I've ever had a fish hit so hard before :shocked: was pretty dang wild I'm tellin ya

LoL,
Best time to be there is after noon around 3-4PM when they get done cleaning the...oh wait better not tell, then everyone would know where I'm talking about :grin:

PS. Having second thoughts about swimming up there now after seeing the mouth and teeths of them things up close
__________________
Member # 2008
Keep It Simple
Fear No Rock!
KingFisher85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 05:52 AM   #11
KNOPHISH
Cutthroat
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Auburn
Posts: 38
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?

Also try big spinner baits & change up the retreives. Black buck tails have worked the best for me. Sometimes when you see a follower & stop cranking they hammer it.
KNOPHISH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 06:57 AM   #12
Ragnar
Chromer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 801
Default Re: Lake Merwin Muskie tips?

I hooked into one of those things briefly this spring on the Lewis (well below the dam).
It went oh,,,, Maybe 4ft long. it came unpinned after a brief run.

Ragnar
Ragnar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Cast to



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:54 AM.

Terms of Service
Page generated in 0.21104 seconds with 32 queries