Fish Size related to strategy
Hello, I’m new here. My dad have been fishing most of the region’s bigger lakes and rivers from our boat for quite a few years now. The last two years we’ve been bitten by the musky bug pretty bad. Most of the time we troll since my dad is a little older and can’t cast aggressively for these fish. We’ve had a lot of success and know the lakes and rivers pretty well. From time to time we’ve bagged a few bigger fish, but a majority of the fish we seem to catch are in the range of 26-30 inches.
I guess my question is should we be approaching things differently for larger fish, or is this just the way it is in PA because they’re mostly stocked? I don’t want to complain about catching fish, but it just seems odd we get so many dinks. Lure size doesn’t seem to matter. We’ve caught big ones on smaller lures and little ones on big lures.
I’m a member of the local Muskies, Inc. chapter. Unfortunately, being a family man I don’t have much free time to get to meetings and meet other anglers to discuss this. As far as I can tell where there’s little ones there’s also big ones. It’s just a matter numbers. Meaning there’s just more smaller fish, which might also be more aggressive than the larger ones.
Anyway, I figured I’d see if there was anyone out there with any more insight or opinion on the matter.