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Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Fri 13, 2019 11:30 am

been going to busse trying to land my 1st ever musky. I know its a pressured system and is fished a lot but i am trying to stay persistence in hopes of learning something along the way of striking out consistently .

Got a little bored after not getting any hits on musky lures so i decided to try a frog which i never really had any luck with . i watched some videos earlier in the day about Fast Frog Retrieval in hopes of getting a Bass to react . i had a few missed blowups and started to realize that the bass was blowing up my frog in the same spot and being very protective of the area i was dragging the frog over. Slowed down the retrieval a bit and hook-set after waiting a seconds. was an exhilarating experience and now i want to set up a pole with braid for frogging purposes . Bass weighed in a little over 3lbs which is good for me for Busse i usually catch dinks . Caught him at the entrance to the island on the main lake with the Geocaching crate on it .. ( not sure if that island has a name i am new here )

i will be out there a lot this fall Trolling on my Sea eagle or on my Lifetime Yukon 116 kayak. any tips on trying to land a musky would be great . i know its not the best place but i am trying to teach myself as much as possible about fishing highly pressured areas so info on busse specially would be great . TIA
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Re: Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Fri 13, 2019 11:37 am

superb local cabbage bass

Re: Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Fri 13, 2019 12:59 pm

Nice! Been getting skunked regularly there in recent weeks.

Re: Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Fri 13, 2019 3:14 pm

Rambler wrote:Nice! Been getting skunked regularly there in recent weeks.


its gets rough towards the end of the summer. i went a few days without any catches.

Re: Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Fri 13, 2019 4:40 pm

That is a nice bass there. Keep plugging you’ll get a musky.
~JOE~

Re: Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Fri 13, 2019 6:20 pm

That works, your just warming up.

Re: Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Sat 14, 2019 11:23 am

Nice Busse Bass. I love to cast lures but if I were specifically targeting Busse Musky I think I’d be trolling 80% of the time

Re: Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Sat 14, 2019 12:22 pm

One more fish than I’ve ever caught at Busse—nice fish!

Re: Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Sun 15, 2019 6:57 pm

You want a musky fish cold weather start casting in October until Turkey time then start again end of March for several weeks.

Nice bass.

Re: Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Sun 15, 2019 8:41 pm

She's a beauty man, congrats!

Re: Caught my 1st frog Fish at Busse

Sep Sun 15, 2019 11:14 pm

One of many!
Skifish1 wrote:You want a musky fish cold weather start casting in October until Turkey time then start again end of March for several weeks.

Nice bass.

good advice!
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