This morning I found this awesome email, complete with photos from a local fan who has just started getting in to musky fishing on Lake Scugog.
Mike Sturna writes:
I want to thank the guys at fishingfury.com for putting up such a great web site. It’s the best site around for the everyday angler. You posted pictures of muskie caught on Lake Scugog, and found it helpful since you can see what area of Scugog the muskie were caught. I never caught a muskie before last year and have been fishing all of my life, but this would probably be due to being intimidated by all the jargon that’s around on the web as well as magazines. It always seemed to me that the allusive muskie was a fish extremely hard to catch, but after these past few summers, have come to the conclusion that it seems to be all in the anglers head. It wasn’t until this summer, that I really put in a lot of work to find the holding locations for the fish as well as the proper techniques to land them. I have had the privileged of taking many people out this summer, and seen the many smiles on their faces when they hook into their first ever muskie, but like we know, it won’t be their last.
For some reason, it’s very addictive, and have not pursued any other species of game fish since landing my first decent sized one. On average, I have been lucky to land approximately 3-4 muskie a day when out fishing, with some larger bass taking the bait as well. I wish that the popular magazines out there dealing with the angling world, would take the time to let the readers know that this game species is not as hard to find and catch as is led to believe. It’s more about the angler getting over the intimidation, than it is finding ways to bring them into the boat. I hope that someday I will see fishing fury on TV and wish your team the best of luck getting there. Keep up the good work. I have also sent some pictures along with this email, because I know, your team having a love of fishing, can appreciate the excitement and beauty of landing muskie.
As you can see, Mike definitely knows where to find the musky on Lake Scugog, but I think he’s still working on his holding technique..
Thank you very much for the email and photos Mike, I will get in touch with you soon and maybe we can head out for a day on Scugog in search of muskie. I have yet to catch a musky on Scugog in fact, so you’d be doing me a great favor, hah!