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    Thanks for the detailed response Steve!

    Thanks for the detailed response Steve!
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    Summertime Cold Fronts

    What's your take on summertime cold fronts? Good, bad, doesn't matter?
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    Believe in this case because it implies...

    Believe in this case because it implies speculation. The science is incredibly clear on this matter. C02 is a greenhouse gas. We release billions of tons of it per year. The math is pretty...
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    Massive WI Tiger

    Matt Witt just boated a monster tiger out of guide Jeff Van Remortel's boat in Northern WI. 52" X 23". The fish was released healthy as they come. A true north woods monster.1314
  5. Thread: Moon Myths

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    I'll take Jordan's article in this month's musky...

    I'll take Jordan's article in this month's musky hunter as another data point that indicates the moon just doesn't matter. Try as you might you cannot get "effort" data from the Muskie Inc. data. ...
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    As Herbert Hoover said, "All men are created...

    As Herbert Hoover said, "All men are created equal before fish." Side note Junkman, putting two and two together I think I ran into you at Leif's cafe in Eagle River earlier this year in June. It...
  7. Thread: Sunglasses

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    I fish Wiley X, by Skeet Reese with the amber...

    I fish Wiley X, by Skeet Reese with the amber lens. Best view I've found into the water under 150 bucks. Ultra scratch resistant and can stop bird shot from a 12 gauge... You know just in case...
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    Now that's a tank! Was that caught in Indiana?

    Now that's a tank! Was that caught in Indiana?
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    I'm also having several issues with the app. I'm...

    I'm also having several issues with the app. I'm running android so I was hopeful the issues were just with iphones. The moon phase portion seems to work fantastically! (too bad I think that's...
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    I'll third that, same fish.

    I'll third that, same fish.
  11. Thread: Skunk!

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    Thanks for the insight Steve and Sean. That’s...

    Thanks for the insight Steve and Sean. That’s the exact situation with this lake. It’s a giant weed flat. I caught the smaller fish fairly shallow. I had some nice follows out deeper but could...
  12. Thread: Skunk!

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    Skunk!

    I got my skunk out of the boat this year with 4 smallish muskies today. How do you guys think larger fish relate location wise to smaller musky? Has your experience been they likely to share roughly...
  13. All very valid points. Is it popular because it...

    All very valid points. Is it popular because it produces the most fish or does it produce the most fish because it's popular? The data doesn't tell us, but when you look at long periods of time I...
  14. I've never seen the list, but I have run this...

    I've never seen the list, but I have run this data before. In the past 10 years or so there have only been about 250 fish over 50 inches recorded in the Muskie's Inc data base for the state of...
  15. Thread: Moon Myths

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    Steve: I did a quick analysis for you. The...

    Steve: I did a quick analysis for you. The average size of a fish caught within one hour of a rising or setting moon was 37.39 inches. The average size of fish caught outside this window was 37.13...
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    Homer had it been moon rise or moon set I'm sure...

    Homer had it been moon rise or moon set I'm sure I would have taken that bait you just threw out there hook line and sinker. My case is rested. :)
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    What I meant to demonstrate is that if you catch...

    What I meant to demonstrate is that if you catch 100 fish a season by fishing moon rise and moon set you might expect to catch 1.2 extra fish per year over a random pair of hours. There is not a...
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    Only 51 of the nearly 500 data points only had 1...

    Only 51 of the nearly 500 data points only had 1 moon rise or moon set on the day the fish was caught. So the estimate would be roughly 1.9 moon rise or moon sets on average for this data set. This...
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    Tim, good thoughts for sure. I think if the data...

    Tim, good thoughts for sure. I think if the data had shown a definitive link, but not demonstrated a mechanism (e.g. gravity or light levels) that would be high on my list as an explanation. Its...
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    Tim, I think the key there is "The Sea." There...

    Tim, I think the key there is "The Sea." There is lots of evidence various ocean species have close ties to the lunar cycle. This is because of tides. That's why I put the bit on tides in my post....
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    I'm enjoying a fine Friday night beer at this...

    I'm enjoying a fine Friday night beer at this very moment StormyK, so cheers to that.
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    Jim... Here's the disconnect. Moon phases...

    Jim... Here's the disconnect. Moon phases happen twice a day. Since I'm looking at hour increments that would be 2 out of 24 hours. If I understand you correctly you are saying that should yield...
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    Stormy that is a fair statement. You and I just...

    Stormy that is a fair statement. You and I just have fundamentally different world views. I don’t fault you for your stance, I know many people are of that opinion and I respect it. For me though,...
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    I’d love for a connection to be there. A...

    I’d love for a connection to be there. A predictable and rhythmic way to increase catch rates? Sign me up! Beyond the fact that it’s just not in the data I see no mechanism via which fish would be...
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    My data set is the 2012 Muskies inc. Nearly 500...

    My data set is the 2012 Muskies inc. Nearly 500 fish. Meticulously compared to actual moon rise/moon set times. I'll have to cordially disagree Jim. Comparing 13% to 8% would be accurate if all...
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