Use pliers to remove the hook while the fish is still in the water, if possible. He simply glides, seemingly unconcerned, into deeper water. You've got to work for every fish you catch.

A line with low stretch allows you to power the hook up into the fish's mouth, and the result is more hookups. The tiger muskie is a man produced cross between a muskellunge and a northern pike. Chartreuse, hot pink, silver and other flashy colors draw the tiger's attention, and often evoke an attack. There is a catch and release policy in effect for all tiger muskies at Pineview, and Oberg felt good releasing his fish and knowing that it would live to fight another day. 6. During the summer, the crappie and perch and tiger muskie are active right through the day. A tiger muskie had eyeballed me lure, but decided not to strike. Oberg is no stranger to big muskies. “The fish just came up out of the water and hit it like a giant fishing lure.” Said, Brexit Tolman, a town local. As it tires and comes along side, and you look down upon 30 to 50 inches of pure muscle, and you see its razor-sharp teeth biting into your lure, you realize the real fight is only beginning and you think, "Help, what do I do now?". Four to eight inch lures seem to work well. Biologists use complex model to plan management strategy, then fine-tune the plans over the years as they observe actual conditions. By Put a jig under a bobber and you catch them all day long. I cast again into the same spot. If you tangle with the teeth while attempting to land or unhook a tiger, you will almost certainly require stitches, and you may lose a finger. Some anglers compromise by using 30-to-50 pound leaders, and 30 pound test line. Tigers have a hard mouth, so you really have to jerk the rod hard to get a good hook set. Pineview has boasted to having record breaking muskies. You will be snagging periodically--that's part of the price you pay for pursuing the trophies. U.S. We are really excited about the fishing contest” Said, Richard Dick Richards of the DWR.

To target the tigers, cast to a point where they can hide in ambush. The hunt is every bit as challenging and exciting as any big game stalk. 1. Tiger muskies are one of the most unusual game fish in Utah. As my lure hit the water a big mouth, creating a large wake, instantly engulfed it. Let it swim free in the water as soon as you can. The fish we call the tiger muskie is named after the powerful cat because the two share a ferocious nature. The crappie make easy pickings for tiger muskie – concentrations of fish, with plenty of cover for ambushing. Anyone who has seen the predator's teeth in action gains instant respect for the flesh-eating machine. They sometimes take fish half their length in size, and seem to relish ducklings, rats, mice, and almost anything else that they can get their big mouths over. Grant Olsen, Contributor They’re a hybrid of a northern pike and a muskellunge, and are named for their vertical, tiger-like stripes.

Well, I'm not sure if I had him or he had me. It is not uncommon for a tiger to attack a crappie while it is being reeled in. The day got off to a great start for Oberg and his father, with both fishermen catching large tiger muskies in the 3-foot range. Go for them.

The reservoir now rates as one of the best tiger muskie fisheries in the Western. Find where the little fish are hanging out, and there generally will be tigers nearby, waiting for an easy meal. Flashy colors are most effective. But most people out to challenge the tigers of Pineview do best fishing from a boat, using heavy tackle and big, flashy lures. If the tiger thinks the lure is a fish trying to escape, it will sometimes attack instinctively.

This is not the case. Record-breaking tiger muskie caught at Pineview Reservoir By Grant Olsen, Contributor | Posted - Sep. 6, 2013 at 11:27 a.m. We are really excited about the fishing contest” Said, Richard Dick Richards of the DWR. Only an elite group of anglers have ever caught game fish in Utah that surpass the 50-inch mark. But 20,000 fish spread throughout an almost infinite number of brush lines and ambush points, means that you have to cast over and over again before you find a tiger that will take your lure. Grant Olsen joined the team in 2012. | Many fish are caught during the heat of the afternoon. The closure was enacted to protect the fish-which are vital to the management plan at Pineview, and the outstanding sproting opportunity they provide. HUNTSVILLE — Over the past few weeks, photos of an angler posing with an enormous tiger muskie have circulated on the Internet. All in all, more than 20,000 tigers have bee planted in Pineview, with the first stocked in 1987. We will bring you more on this story as it develops. If you want to catch a tiger you've got to be willing to work at it four hours, literally making hundreds of casts. I yanked up on my rod and my drag began to sing. Never grab it by the head or mouth. Often you get only one cast, and if it is not perfect, the wary predator will be gone. But right now it is okay to catch and release tigers at Pineview. Utah has not been able to find an adequate source for the eggs that are needed to reproduce tigers year after year, so new stock will not be introduced this year. I rocketed a big Rapala towards shore and my aim was perfect; it landed just an inch away from a clump of willows, which extended out into the bay. Limit Sales of Vaseline, Kleenex To Stop Masturbation, Video: Mormon Missionaries Sing Adele’s “Hello” in this Funny Parody. Its very ferociousness sometimes gets it into trouble. He put us onto fish quickly, and we had an exciting day.


PINEVIEW RESERVOIR — The fish population in Pineview Reservoir rose by 28,000 last week as a new round of tiger muskie stock were introduced to the area. Troll an aluminum can behind a boat and a tiger may poke holes in it for you. In most cases, fish, including tigers, are stocked when they are very small, and the fish must be given time to mature before they can have much impact on the system. Eight hours for one fish? It also came within a couple inches of besting Utah’s catch and release record, which is a 53-inch muskie caught at Pineview in 1998. Play the fish in as quickly as possible to avoid any unnecessary stress. When you see a shadow following, usually just below and behind your lure, you can sometimes entice the fish to strike by slowing down or speeding up your lure's movement, or by twitching or jerking the lure to give it a different action.

2. As I began my retrieval I saw a swirl in the water next to my lure and a large shadow, somewhat resembling a submerged log, slowly settle into the brush on the bottom. How can anyone believe this, when it was never on the news about this happening. Huntsville, Utah- An unidentified man was attacked and swallowed whole by a giant Tiger Muskie. Brad Schmitz, DWR fisheries manager for the northern region, said he is confident a reliable egg source will be found, and that Pineview will get better and better as a muskie fishery. In the meantime, biologists will try to procure more small fish, and give the stocked fish time to grow and become efficient eating machines.

So how do you catch them? They will often follow a lure right up to the boat. There is a large and healthy population of tigers in Pineview. As noted, when actively spawning, crappie generally move into the shallows most often just 3-5 feet deep.

Pineview is offering a $20,000 reward to any angler that can reel in this monster fish. This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use.

They have been stocked in several Utah waters, though Pineview consistently produces the largest fish. The lure does not have to be a realistic imitation of a fish which is naturally found in the water. The tigers in Pineview provide an excellent sport fishing opportunity. We were on the water for about eight hours, saw six big muskie chasing our lures, had four hook-ups, but only boated one of the fish. At other times the crappie move into bays and coves and stay near submerged brush located in deeper water – and there usually will be tigers hiding in the brush. When tigers are shallow, a shallow-running crankbait or Rapala can be very effective. : Angel Moroni Stolen From The Salt Lake City, Utah Mormon Temple, Salt Lake City Hoping To Boost Tourism By Reminding Visitors They’re Free To Leave At Any Time. Battling one until you bring it along side the boat is an incredible experience. The management plan is working well at Pineview; both crappie and perch are getting bigger. It is difficult to anticipate future conditions, and thereby determine how many fish to stock and harvest. It's better not to use a net. The regulation closing Pineview to the harvest of tigers is intended to protect the resource for many years into the future. 4. Little did Oberg know that on this trip he would beat the official state record by two inches. He’s caught several lunkers in the past, but none that bested the official state record: a 49-inch, 33-pounder landed in 2006. Giant Brine Shrimp Attacked Salt Lake City, Utah To Ban High Speed Internet And Revert To Dialup, Breaking News: Scientists bring back the UtahRaptor. The tigers are opportunistic feeders.

They've got me hooked and I'll be back for more of the electrifying action. Polarized glasses really help to see fish in the brush. You carefully position yourself , trying not to disturb the fish, then you make your best cast. He covers travel, outdoor adventures, and other interesting things. “The lake will be closed to water sports other than fishing.

It's at that point that a strong line and stout rod are most essential. When tiger muskies are introduced into such a system, the predator culls surplus small fish, and the result is a more healthy population. Hey, just seeing a tiger muskie is a big thrill. Witnesses claim that the man was on a shiny paddle board that may have acted like a lure. When the fish are deep, a conventional fish finder really helps. As he shook he brushed against a willow, and suddenly he was gone. They hide in cover, then ambush any prey unfortunate enough to swim by. I never caught that fish, but that day I caught something bigger--tiger muskie fever! Springville man operated meth lab, was driving high at work, charges say, 2020 got you stressed? When you see a 40+ inch package of dynamite savagely attack your lure, you jerk herd to get a good hook set, then brace yourself for the fight of your life.

Farmington, Utah woman finds two live cobras in her green beans. It is quite common for tiger muskie to follow a lure all of the way to the boat.