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Thread: Signs You Are Maturing As A Musky Fisherman

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    Angry Signs You Are Maturing As A Musky Fisherman

    In preparation for the upcoming musky season, I bought a Plano 3730 to hold bifocals, tendonitis wraps and Advil. I got a sweet looking camo colored glasses case for the bifocals! What else do I need? Maybe a back brace? Not the kind of “maturing” I was hoping for.


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    Last edited by 1morecast; 03-25-2012 at 10:04 AM.

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    A step for the front deck, smaller lures, younger boat partners, suspension seats, padded front deck, full windshield, trolling friendly boat setup, velcro closure walking shoes, support socks etc.

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    The most obvious sign: Quitting musky fishing and taking up panfishing.

    So many times I've been out chucking big plugs around and there's an old timer dunking crawlers. He says, " I used to chase musky too. Just can't do it anymore. Ain't got much time left. Just need to have somthing tuggin' at the end of my line."

    I hope someday I'm a panfisherman.

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    I was glad when WI delayed the musky opener to Memorial Day weekend, because I couldn't force myself to fish for walleye or panfish, even if conditions for musky were unfavorable.

    Over the past few years I've fished with a bass fisherman. I determined he was having a lot more fun than me, so last year I actually fished bass a little bit, and had some nice memories.

    That said, it probably makes more sense to fish whatever species that's biting best, though I still have to force myself to do it!

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    Nice Bob......... Oh by the way where do I get a lower back brace that will fit over my aging beer induced spare tire?
    Last edited by Kodiak; 03-25-2012 at 01:18 PM.

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    I can remember fishing Eagle Lake Ontario in the 1980's when the legal size was 28".

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    I must be getting Old, because.....
    I can remember fish on LOW when the size limit was 28". I remember fishing and catching fish on LOW with out the aid of a trolling motor, depth finder or GPS. I remember fishing, and catching fish in WI without a battery in the boat... no electric start motor, no trolling motor, no depth finder, no GPS, and no lake map. Just a set of oars and a 10 HP motor. I can remember fishing and catching fish with reels without an anti reverse, Pfluger Supremes. When a fish hit, the handles would go backwards if you let them slip out of your fingers. I have scars. I remember fishing with nylon and dacron lines. I remember fishing with a 5' Heddon Pal Musky Special fiberglass rod. No one used anything longer then 6', or had heard of graphite.
    I still occasionally fish from a 14" jon boat without any electronics, not even a battery in the boat. And with reels without anti reverses. And when I catch a nice fish, this old time way, my smile is a little wider, then when I am in my 20' fully equipped Ranger, BUT, don't get me wrong, I am not giving up the big boat either.

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    How about a senior citizen's discount at the tackle shop to tell you?

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    I'd say, for me, the ultimate expression of maturity was a good supply of baby wipes in the boat. Now, anywhere I choose to stop becomes a perfectly comfortable rest room.

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    Sugar free red bull, good supply of chemical handwarmers. I do have baby wipes on board, have only used them on my hands so far.

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