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Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:23 am
by Lockdown
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Big musky is swimming with his head above water. But why? I have a guess but want to hear what others have to say first.

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:33 am
by Dewey
I have seen this a number of times with musky and pike.

No real good explanation for it other than they do it because they want to. :lol:

Perfect time to throw surface baits. I have heard of people actually catching them quite easily when this happens.

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:23 am
by moarcher88
Clearly Loch Ness monster :lol:

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:36 am
by Bonecrusher101
I’m not familiar with pike and Muskie...

I’ve seen largemouth bass do this trying to spit out a lure after the line snaps. The bass I saw kept breaking the surface and was trashing wildly trying to get the spinner bait off his face after the line broke. My guess is when a lure is hung in a fishes mouth like this it throws off their equilibrium and they take a few days to get over the weight and obstruction and possible loss of sight on one side of their face.

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:01 pm
by john1984
moarcher88 wrote:Clearly Loch Ness monster :lol:



That's what I was thinking too :lol:

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:46 pm
by Ol Split ( ) Toes
Porpoising, I've seen it a bunch and always been told it something they do after feeding..

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:07 pm
by Dewey
Ol Split ( ) Toes wrote:Porpoising, I've seen it a bunch and always been told it something they do after feeding..

I saw huge sturgeon doing this as well on Winnebago.

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:14 pm
by Ol Split ( ) Toes
Dewey wrote:
Ol Split ( ) Toes wrote:Porpoising, I've seen it a bunch and always been told it something they do after feeding..

I saw huge sturgeon doing this as well on Winnebago.

Yeah I don't no how true it is that's just what I've always heard. And yes the sturgeon do it a lot on bago also

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:41 pm
by KRONIIK
That's nuts!
I've never seen anything like that.

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:04 pm
by clandestine.misfit
Ol Split ( ) Toes wrote:Porpoising, I've seen it a bunch and always been told it something they do after feeding..


This is exactly why. Wait 3 days and he will be hungry again! Until then don’t waste your time

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:04 pm
by clandestine.misfit
Ol Split ( ) Toes wrote:
Dewey wrote:
Ol Split ( ) Toes wrote:Porpoising, I've seen it a bunch and always been told it something they do after feeding..

I saw huge sturgeon doing this as well on Winnebago.

Yeah I don't no how true it is that's just what I've always heard. And yes the sturgeon do it a lot on bago also


Is that why they do that? I usually only see them above the surface due to spawning activities.

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:00 am
by Ol Split ( ) Toes
clandestine.misfit wrote:
Ol Split ( ) Toes wrote:
Dewey wrote:
Ol Split ( ) Toes wrote:Porpoising, I've seen it a bunch and always been told it something they do after feeding..

I saw huge sturgeon doing this as well on Winnebago.

Yeah I don't no how true it is that's just what I've always heard. And yes the sturgeon do it a lot on bago also


Is that why they do that? I usually only see them above the surface due to spawning activities.

Not sure why the sturgeon do it but I highly doubt it's food related since there bottom feeders primarily, but they do it all the time, they also jump a lot too, you will notice that when your out there on flat calm days...

Re: Why would a Muskie do this?

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:13 am
by clandestine.misfit
Ol Split ( ) Toes wrote:
clandestine.misfit wrote:
Ol Split ( ) Toes wrote:
Dewey wrote:
Ol Split ( ) Toes wrote:Porpoising, I've seen it a bunch and always been told it something they do after feeding..

I saw huge sturgeon doing this as well on Winnebago.

Yeah I don't no how true it is that's just what I've always heard. And yes the sturgeon do it a lot on bago also


Is that why they do that? I usually only see them above the surface due to spawning activities.

Not sure why the sturgeon do it but I highly doubt it's food related since there bottom feeders primarily, but they do it all the time, they also jump a lot too, you will notice that when your out there on flat calm days...


I had one. Unhooked. Jump into our boat in winneconne one year. Fun