Guided Muskie Trips
Gene Miller (Mr. Muskie)
Contact Information: (320) 684-2886
Adam Fischbach of Inver Grove Heights caught this 55 1/2 with me on Sunday 7/29/12
Matt Piersen of Luck Wis caught this 53 7/8 muskie with me last week.
Nice fish! Were these all from this year?
Humana Insurance Representative-Brainerd and Mille Lacs Area
Congratulations Gene. Way to Go!! That is one heckuva Muskie.
See you at Mille Lacs soon. I will be home at Malmo 09-11 thru 09-16-12 having fun. I know my way to TJ;'s at the Malmo Corner.
The fish is "Rapala winner of the week" in Thursdays Outdoor News.
Getting set to walk out of work and head north to meet up with Gene for a muskie hunt.
Big ones beware!!!
Yeah, but he is a cheesehead. Where is the cold Linenkugels's?
Good luck guys. Looking forward to some pictures!
Well, we did not boat a muskie. We had 2 muskies hit but they did not hook good. We had to leave the lake when lightning filled the sky. I really enjoyed fishing with your group Doug. I look forward to fishing with you again in a few days. Gene Miller
Just curious.... How many Walleyes hit the Muskie gear when you are out there?
Had a good time Gene. And as you probably guessed the rest of the evening was pretty entertaining as well.
That's why they call it muskie trolling.
MM is coming home soon. Get 'em ready.
I am catching alot of walleyes going 5 MPH on muskie lures.
Cold front really slowed the bite. We caught only 1 on Friday, we boated a dandy on Saturday, and got skunked on Sunday. Full moon and warming trend this week should be a much better bite. We will try deep water methods today and troll the north flats for suspended muskies. We boated a muskie on Matton flat last week and the lure was 3 feet from the prop in 30 feet of water.
We only boated 1 muskie today. I can't believe it. Moon is still wrong. First week in September will be the best bite of the year. We iconed Sunset Bay weed patch and lost a good size northern in the process. It came out of the water right behind the motor and I did not have it on video. I lost a rod and reel off the boat but was able to retrieve it on the first attempt. The photo is "The Griz" from South Haven MN with his very first muskie.
See ya the morning of Sept 3rd. Trip is booked and the boys are PUMPED!!!!
Dan Elieff of Grey Eagle MN caught this dandy muskie with me this morning. It was his first muskie ever. He made the "Wall of Fame" at TJ's Liquor. We got a Grand Slam today with multi species. I did a leadcore walleye trip this afternoon (while the muskies were biting) and scored a northern. The young man was in a wheelchair and the lake was too rough to travel far. Doug, I want you to know that Mom is very happy with the new vehicle you delivered to Malmo today. You went way out of your way to provide excellent service. We didn't even have to leave Malmo to buy a vehicle! I just bought a $45,000 GMC Sierra from some clowns in Brainerd. I love the truck but regret buying it from people who cannot do their job right. Your dealership has my business for the rest of my life, as long as I do not have to leave Malmo. I don't see a stoplight for 6 months and I don't go south of Hunter's Point Resort. It's just the way we roll. The next time you deliver a vehicle, you better get lodging. You won't be able to drive. Thank you again for all you do for us Doug.
It was my pleasure Gene. Thanks for the words and keep on those fish.
Those are some impressive fish. I could only dream to do what you do everyday. What is your best day for skis?I like your reports and pictures. ThanksChad aka:muskiemania
Rob Thomas of Inver Grove Heights, Mn caught this muskie with me this evening. He hunts deer with me at George Nitti's land in Indian Creek, Wisconsin. I have to gut his deer for him on opener cause we made a bet he would get one over 50. Muskie fishing sucks!
Have you seen the discussions and studies in Musky Hunter magazine, among others, concerning vertical holds and boga grips? Vertical holds have been known to damage the vertebrate causing delayed mortality due the size and structure of a Muskie. Lifting and holding a muskie with a boga by the jaw has been shown to have the same negative effect on the vertebrate and dislocate the jaw. The jaw problem disrupts the ability of the fish to feed. Seeing these studies have changed the way I handle these monsters ...so they become bigger monsters in the future.
I mean no disrespect nor am I picking any 'bones'.
congrats on your continued success!
MF do you need a hug? You assume too much. Good luck.
However, I can't believe how many fools there are in the Muskie community who have turned from vertical holds and boga lifts, myself included, in the interest of the Muskie future. Call it what you will... Discussion, study, even common sense should lend to the conclusion hoisting a big thrashing fish unsupported by their head is probably not the best idea. If release is the goal.
Anyone up for experiment? Run full out for 50 yards, then hold your breath, and then let someone jerk you up by your jaw. You first MF. Good luck.
sorry, gene . I know you have thicker skin than MF is implying. I truley meant no offense. Do you think the vertical hold damage theory is bunk? IMO The pics look better vertical. I just went with the masses and stopped. I have heard the "pop" before. Early in my muskie days, when lifting a big girl by her gills up vertically I .heard popping sound. I remember thinking 'that can't be good'. Like a knuckle cracking. Fish released but it sounded like I broke something inside her. That was proof enough for me to stop. Whats your thoughts? Lets agree that I know you would never want to harm the fishery you make your living off and love.
Hoisting little perch, sunfish, and walleyes into the boat without using the net is the same as hoisting a muskie by the boga grip. Are all fish spines damaged when they dangle on the hook? I disagree with this theory. I have heard of the "death hold" by muskie hunters viewing my pictures at TJ's Liquor. I have seen the same people grab the muskie by the gills to remove it from the net. This is damaging the red gills of the fish especially if the hand penetrates and hurts part of the gill. The evidence of this improper technique is cuts across the top of the fingers. They are causing more damage to a fish then I am. On many occasions I have taken the DNR fisheries from the Aitkin office to get scales to age the fish and determine growth rate. They also sent me students from Stevens Point University who are studying to be big lake specialists. They took me along to net, tag, and remove scales in the spring. I did all of the handling and releasing of tons of fish. These highly educated men approve of my handling of fish. I am open to improving my handling of muskies and appreciate your comments.
thanks for your input. Perhaps a boga and a horizontal hold or at least a supported belly is a better answer. Saves the gills and supports the vertebrate. Agreed the gill plate hold can be misplaced. Most Muskie guys don't get enough practice grabbing fish.
I will pay attention to supporting the fish in the pictures. On a side note, most of my friends tell me that posting pictures on the internet subjects you to criticism and attacks and they refuse to post anything. I understand how they feel. I throw myself into the limelight. Not saying I am being criticized but understand why my friends do not post on the internet. For those that have enjoyed my daily postings, I apologize. I have decided to go completely covert and have turned on the silent mode. Good luck fishing everyone!
Dont let that get to you
I would agree Gene. Hate to see you go silent. The original question/comment I thought was legit. Don't let one person's uneducated response take you away.
When 95 year old Irene Long caught her monster all by herself, I posted it on the internet. Some clown posted that he watched her catch it and Gene Miller held it out of the water 15 minutes. Really? This crap has been going on for years. The sad part is alot of people believe everything they read on the internet.
I understand Gene. THose of us who know, don't believe that B.S. Wish it didn't have to be, but understand you have to do what you have to do.
Wish you continued success.
people who believe everything they see on the internet. That is where this bogus method and crap come from. you know how to handle that. keep doing what your doing and do not let the minority internet readers tell you diferent. You dont have the real people in the know asking you for help catching these fish because you dont know what you are doing. I read what was posted here and dont think anyone was attacking you, I believe it was just a request for your opinion. I do understand your position but you will never please everyone, so just ignore those who feel they need to talk junk here. From everything i read here people are decent and try and help others. including you.
muskiemania aka Chad
This is Malmo Mike. You are a very respected Muskie guide on the Lake. Everyone on the lake knows that you do it right and always endeavor to do so. I hope to see you soon when I am home at Malmo Bay in two weeks.
I am putting this here to balance out some of the other negative information...Good luck fishing and enjoying the lake. Keep my brother outta trouble please. The lake looks great today.
Take care, MM