|Chris Gades and his 50" from Lake Curlew!!|
Tiger Musky In Washington!!!!
Yes we've got'em and here's the proof.
|48"+ Merwin Magic|
|38"+ Merwin Tiger|
|Mayfield in May, ok!|
|Tiger Musky Missile at Merwin|
|Please release me, let me go.|
|Mastering Muskies, a life time pursuit.|
|Tackling Tigers at Tapps|
|The fish of a thousand casts and worth everyone of them!|
|Mike Floyd, one dedicated Musky Chaser!|
|Norm Dillon and his monster from Merwin!!|
5 boats + 10 fisherman = 20 Tigers
The headlights glanced from fir tree to fir tree. A parade of “coffee fueled” Muskie hunters traveled the windingto
Lewis River Road
Mike and John were off to some secret spot where only the weathered and wise dare tread. Perry, by himself, chooses a familiar bay to toss his favorite lures and enjoy the peaceful waters of
. Bob and I took off across the lake. We settled on a far bank where several stupid fish were known to be lurking. Miles and “Jump’n” Jon headed west to several bays and banks that were sure to produce some action. Mike and Dan, we’re not really sure where they hid out but there was fish there. Lake Merwin
Like a “
Montana Forest Fire” stories of big fish spread up the Lake. Spinners, swim-baits and “Cuda Man Specials” were tearing up the weed beds, logs and sunken stumps. Eager Muskies were hitting everyone’s lures and those memories of being skunked melted away. Deep water, shallow beaches or sparse weed beds it didn’t seem to matter much, we were getting thumped at every turn. When it was all said and done 20 fish made it to the boats. Eight fat fish over 40”. Wow! They were measured with care and posed for a ceremonial picture with the proud fisherman before returning to their watery home.
As the victorious hunters returned to the docks there was a bit of sadness as this great day had come to an end. We gathered in the parking lot, stories of just how many Tigers were caught, lost and fought were relived. I overheard one member of many years exclaim “I’ve never seen anything like this before, maybe never again”. The lasting story was on everyone’s faces, sun tans, smiles and pure satisfaction.
Doug Porter, Muskie Novice.
|Newman Lake planter.|
|Buddy and his first Tiger.|
|Tiger Musky, Lake Tapps.|
|Fat 41.5" Tiger, Lake Merwin|
|Merwin Musky, Happy Hunter|
|Speelyai Bay, Lake Merwin Merwin|
|South end at Merwin|
Craig Dowdy + Newman Lake = 44" Tiger Muskie.
|Report from Yankin Jaw Guide Service 7/31/11|
Well after hearing Sunday was suppose to be the best fishing day of the year you know there was no way we weren't going to be on the water. Melodie and myself headed out about 8;30 and fished till 1:30. Started fishing S-wave's and bucktails in about 10-15ft water. The water temp is 73.8 in the areas we were fishing. We weren't there 15minutes and Melodie caught a nice 35" Tiger. We fished for about an hour longer when I caught a small 30" Tiger. The wind started to blow so we moved to get out of the wind and Mel hit a 28" and a 35.5". I ended up with a 33" and a 36" from the same area. Not a bad day of fishing, catching 6 fish total. Had a couple other fish follow in and figure 8 for a few seconds and then leave. Mel actually had a nice fish hit her Swave and come off when she set the hook. We have caught 14 Tigers in the last 2 trips, not a bad weekend of Tiger fishing. I guess they were right when they said the fishing was going to be hot Friday through Sunday. Good fishing everyone
If you want some fantastic Tiger Muskie fishing in Eastern Washington let Craig at Yankin Jaw be your guide.
|Catch, Revive, Release, Rejoice!|
|Buddy Hartman, endures the Western Washington rain to land this beauty from Merwin.|
|Another one, some days your just smoke'n hot. |
Doug W. and Coty showing off a fine specimen from the confines of Newman Lake.
FishnFool with his first Tiger, can someone get this guy to smile.
Silver Lake stripped gold.
|Master of the sport Mike Floyd cradles hid 45" prize from the Jack Tipping Classic.|
My daughter and I enjoy the still of a Mayfield morning.
More pictures coming soon!