Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

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Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby JasonN » May Tue 30, 2017 9:53 pm

The maiden voyage on Lake Glenview in the kayak. How cool is that? Well, it gets cooler.

Stopped by the park office, purchased my boating permit, and set out for a 6:30pm launch. Sunny with some rain clouds around; temps in the upper 60's, brisk west winds.

Spent a good hour and a half paddling around tossing a spinnerbait and a crankbait and nothing at all was happening. Lake Glenview is much deeper than I thought. It gets deep quick and levels out at about 16' with areas a few feet deeper than that.

Finally, a little after 8pm, I feel something hit and I set the hook... I had a feeling it was something with teeth and then I saw it... a muskie!! Are you kidding!?

The last I spoke with the resources manager a few years ago, she had mentioned they were considering it but no decision had been made at that time. Well I guess they did because I caught one that was 25". I was in absolute disbelief. I still am.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby Busse Jim » May Tue 30, 2017 10:21 pm

That is so cool!! :clap:
You have been in the Zone all year!
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby minstrel » May Tue 30, 2017 10:38 pm

You are absoultely riding a wave of awesome catches this year :clap: Unreal. What a day! Congrats. Can't wait to see how you top this one!! :wink:
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby Busse Jim » May Tue 30, 2017 10:48 pm

You post about trying out McCullom, and you precede to tear it up.
You post about boating on Glenview and you nail a surprise Musky.
Seeing a pattern here :think: You're on a roll
Whats the next lake you're going to post on? How about Tampier, and those mythical Walleyes.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby Aux Pleins » May Wed 31, 2017 2:23 am

Ha Excellent!
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby Rambler » May Wed 31, 2017 7:01 am

Impressive. Still won't be going there.

I remember visiting Glenview as a Cub Scout. I got to sit in the cockpit of a Grumman Panther. State of the art carrier-based fighter of the time.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby JasonN » May Wed 31, 2017 8:32 am

Busse Jim wrote:How about Tampier, and those mythical Walleyes.

Remember that? I had always wanted to go there but way too far. I'm satisfied to have let it slide off the radar.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby ohoffm » May Wed 31, 2017 8:35 am

Well played.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby EAS » May Wed 31, 2017 8:39 am

You have some serious mojo going this year man.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby charliebravo77 » May Wed 31, 2017 9:53 am

Guess I better apply for a permit. Were you in a camo sit-on top? If so I saw you pulling into the lot yesterday as I left the train station there. I should keep some gear in my truck to stop after work now that it's light out for more than 45 minutes after I get in.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby JasonN » May Wed 31, 2017 9:54 am

charliebravo77 wrote:Were you in a camo sit-on top?

That was me.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby catchafew » May Wed 31, 2017 10:23 am

You're on a roll this year. Congrats.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby Afalconsvick » May Wed 31, 2017 10:24 am

Nice! Killin' it :thumbup:
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby globb4 » May Wed 31, 2017 1:37 pm

you are reaching legend status. :shock:
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby catch&release » May Wed 31, 2017 1:43 pm

:shock: you are the king of catching surprise fish!
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby JasonN » May Wed 31, 2017 2:07 pm

So in speaking with the Resources Manager of Glenview, Tiger Muskie have been stocked twice in Lake Glenview: 20 fish of 9" - 12" in spring of 2016 and 40 fish of 9" - 12" in spring of 2017. Is that a Tiger Muskie I caught? Could it have grown that big in a year?
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby SmalliesNEyes » May Wed 31, 2017 2:27 pm

Sure looks like it could be a tiger. Hard to tell, as they can look basically identical. The narrower look to it says tiger to me. The fins look more rounded, whereas a musky has pointed fins on both the tail, and the belly. Can't see the tail, though.

As for the size, depending on the amount of forage it has to feed on, a fish could potentially go from 12 inches to 24 inches in a year. From what I recall, they will be in their 20's in their first year in the system, and 30's in their second year. And it slows significantly from there.

Nice fish, though. You've definitely been on fire this spring.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby Busse Jim » May Wed 31, 2017 5:46 pm

"Irregular narrow bars, often breaking into spots." I'd say tiger :thumbup:
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby bassman29 » May Wed 31, 2017 9:28 pm

Definitely a "drop the mic" moment. Well done j
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby wiktor911 » May Wed 31, 2017 9:43 pm

Nice musky
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby FISHdank » Jun Thu 01, 2017 9:55 am

Wow!! Thats crazy. Way to go j!
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby Brandon » Jun Thu 01, 2017 7:34 pm

Wow. Nothing beats a surprise catch like that! Awesome.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby Griefmop » Jun Thu 01, 2017 9:11 pm

Well, I guess I'll be dropping the 45 bones.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby busse bass man » Jun Fri 02, 2017 5:23 am

The hot streak continues! Congrats man.
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby WetWader » Jun Fri 02, 2017 7:40 am

Very cool catch and surprise. You've been on a role. Are there any pads or slop or anything at McCollum?
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Re: Lake Glenview 5-30-17: Are you kidding?!

Postby Culprit » Jun Sat 17, 2017 11:10 am

Nice fish Jason !
Thanx for the stocking info.
Good luck exploring the Glen on ur yak !
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