Sayers Musky

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2008/07/08 15:16:02 (permalink)

Sayers Musky

Just wondering if anyone is targeting musky in sayers.  I grew up in the Williamsport area and made a lot of trips to the lake and the spillway as a kid.  We'd catch a musky once in a while bass fishing(nothing over 40 inches).  I now live in pittsburgh and target muskies a lot in nw pa.  I travel home one weekend a month or so and I've often considered towing the boat along but I don't ever hear about anyone targeting them there.  Is there much of a population?  If so, are they tigers, pure, or some of each?  Not looking for anything specific, just general stuff. 
 
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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/09 08:20:54 (permalink)
    I haven't fished sayers for muskies for a couple of years but they're def. in there. We mainly hit the spillway/backwater for them. My uncle fishes it religiously and pulls high 40 to low 50" tigers out of there every year. I've seen some monsters laying close to the rocks of the spillway also.
     
    Good luck if you get out.
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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/09 11:25:30 (permalink)
    50" Tigers?  That would be a prize.  Are there pures there as well or are they all tigers?
     
    Are most of the skis you've seen in the spillway area in the first few hundred yards or do they spread out downstream where the water turns to the right (walking downstream)?
     
    Maybe I'll forget the boat idea and just take a casting rod with some bulldawgs and gliders.  I'd hate to lose any baits though.  It would be a lot easier and I've never caught a big tiger.
     
    thanks
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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/09 12:50:05 (permalink)
    We've caught em in the first couple 100 yards of the spillway. Some in the back water and downstream of the spillway also. I'm not sure what all is in there as far as any pures. I never caught any bigger than 38-42" though...

    But that's all my uncle does and he's caught some nice ones down there. I can remember goin there to fish the spillway for crappies and seeing huge shapes moving through the water chasing fish to the top.
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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/09 12:55:25 (permalink)
    Come to think of it... and don't quote me one this, but I believe there are Pures and Tigers in there. NI know up till 2004 at least they stocked tigers every other year. Now according to the Fish Commisions website they are stocking pures as fingerlings. 3/acre I think.
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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/09 13:13:28 (permalink)
    Yeah, I just looked at their website too and it looks like they were putting quite a few tigers in there thru 05' and began putting pures in in 06'.  I bet there are some pig tigers in there by now...especially if not too many are targeting them (they would have lots to eat with crappie population).
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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/09 13:17:11 (permalink)
    I wouldn't doubt it. Let me know how you make out if you get out up there.
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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/09 21:47:22 (permalink)
    I've caught a few nice sized musky in Sayers fishing for bass in the a couple of different areas. I've caught them in the shallows in Hunters Run and also down by the islands across from the cemetery launch. When I've got into them I was tossing spinnerbaits and buzz baits. Hope it helps you target them.
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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/10 13:00:28 (permalink)
    I appreciate it. 
     
    I just talked to a buddy who still lives in the Williamsport area.  He and I fished together a lot growing up.  We're looking at dates to take a long weekend in August.  I'll let you know how I do.
     
    many thanks to both who responded to my original inquiry.
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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/10 21:38:04 (permalink)
    Ive been fishing for muskies for 20 years now and I have yet to meet anyone who "religiously" catches 40 and 50 inchers regularly.  I'd like to meet this guy!

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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/10 22:29:26 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: ShutUpNFish

    Ive been fishing for muskies for 20 years now and I have yet to meet anyone who "religiously" catches 40 and 50 inchers regularly.  I'd like to meet this guy!

     
    Maybe you should go back and re-read my post. I said he fishes for musky religiously. I never said he catches 40-50"ers regularly.
     
    He'll catch a couple around 40-50"s every year. Not everytime he goes out.
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    RE: Sayers Musky 2008/07/11 11:17:13 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: pxatim

    ORIGINAL: ShutUpNFish

    Ive been fishing for muskies for 20 years now and I have yet to meet anyone who "religiously" catches 40 and 50 inchers regularly.  I'd like to meet this guy!


    Maybe you should go back and re-read my post. I said he fishes for musky religiously. I never said he catches 40-50"ers regularly.

    He'll catch a couple around 40-50"s every year. Not everytime he goes out.



    BAMMNMMMM  You got served !
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