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I know that MD DNR stocks the Potomac, Little Seneca (Black Hills), and Tridelphia with tiger muskie they get from PA.

I live near Little Seneca and the Potomac and I am thinking about giving this a shot this spring.

Does anyone have any experience fishing for these locally? What advice can you offer?
 

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The Shenandoah would be a better bet, because they have been there longer and the population is mature. But you'll need help, as in a guide, as they are in holes, and can be tricky to hook up with. A friend of mine caught one (not Tiger, just Muskie) 17Lbs 3oz. , and 36" Nov. 6, 1999. I got the picture to prove it !
 

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The guys that fish for them on the local lake up here do really well with giant(6'+) shiners, chubs, or suckers under a bobber. It is not as challenging as catching them on a plug or bucktail spinner, but still difficult. Early spring is a good bet. Shallow bays with weed growth near a stream inlet is a good starting place.
 

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Yeah, you are right on there. I read online in the spring when the suckers move into the Potomac the Muskie are lined up waiting for them.
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i agree with all , also dont forget the
steel leaders with live ones. i use to fish thier when i was youger and we use to pull nice crappie ...

INDIO :D :D
 

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Are live suckers available as bait? Anyone know where?
 

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bump.

any new info? been watching VS and it's been all about tiger muskies..lol
 

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Some people told me to catch crappie by the Clopper bridge and use it as live bait to catch muskie. I live not too far away from the lake. I heard a lot of stories but I have not caught any yet.
 

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always seemed be one haning around up near the ten mile creek section of Little Seneca.
 

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Not that it means they are in the water, but in Point of Rocks by the trail (near the tracks) there is a sign telling you what the legal size is for Tiger Muskie.
 

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I think Centennial lake has some muskies up there
Centennial definitely has tiger muskies. I had a decent 9" crappie on my ultra light last year and a tiger muskie grabbed it and spooled me in about 3 seconds. :D

I also caught a small female tiger muskie there last year that was full of roe... You won't catch a record fish there but I guarantee you the one that spooled me was well over 30 inches.
 

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Making me laugh eh!!!:fishing::fishing::fishing:

30" isnt a Musky, its bait.

Im originally from Michigan, and the 57" er on my wall attests to what a real musky is. got it out of Lake St Clair 52" is minimum size for Musky.

If yous guys want fun on toothy critters, take a look at centenial lake Ontario (6 -7 hours from Baltimore). Take 83 to 81 to the bridge over the st. Lawrence and follow the signs. I regularly catch and release pike in the 36 - 42 in range, with a wall hanger in the 48" size.

Good population of Lakers and Splake, not to mention walleye, and perch for the freezer.
 

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and yet we don't live in Michigan, so, we fish for what we have. Largest in Md was 28 pounds or so I believe.
 

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Lake Artemesia in Greenbelt/College Park area has a few tiger muskies or at least it used to. I saw two extremely large ones circling in the shallows while fishing for trout on two different occasions (~4-5 years ago) in different areas of the lake. Both times were in the spring and both times the tiger was holding pretty tight to the submerged grasses.

I tried getting it to strike a size 2 panther martin and some other small spinners with an ultra light rod and 4 lb test just to see it in action, but it wouldn't take anything I had to offer.

I'm assuming it is only stocked to control the bluegill and sunfish population. I highly doubt anyone could actually target the species successfully there. Sometimes you just have to get lucky.
 

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Centennial definitely has tiger muskies. I had a decent 9" crappie on my ultra light last year and a tiger muskie grabbed it and spooled me in about 3 seconds. :D

I also caught a small female tiger muskie there last year that was full of roe... You won't catch a record fish there but I guarantee you the one that spooled me was well over 30 inches.
do you catch them near the rocks or on the other side of the lake
 

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do you catch them near the rocks or on the other side of the lake
I caught the little female (about 13" or so) in the big cove (where the foot bridge is) and I got spooled by the 30+" on the back side of one of the small islands on the back end of the lake.

I usually fish out of my boat...gonna try and put it on the water Sunday or Monday, weather permitting of course. I think the crappie are gonna be ready to eat big time after the long freeze this year.
 
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