Pete Maina

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I'm in the middle of dog sitting duties while Esther is on the road (fortunately back Friday) ... piled em all in the boat last night even though Mollie really wanted to frog hunt.

Watching for follows eventually got boring for them in tough conditions with zero wind. Saw a few on Imaging and a couple paddling around in shallows; no reactions.

Reminder to stick till first dark did come though, just as the dogs were all mad at me wondering why we were still out with 'skiters getting thicker. Especially when nothing is moving - it often means will get one shot right at dark.

Anyone muskie fish with 4 or more dogs? It does get interesting...

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Im in the middle of dog sitting duties while Esther is on the road (fortunately back Friday) ... piled em all in the boat last night even though Mollie really wanted to frog hunt.

Watching for follows eventually got boring for them in tough conditions with zero wind. Saw a few on Imaging and a couple paddling around in shallows; no reactions.

Reminder to stick till first dark did come though, just as the dogs were all mad at me wondering why we were still out with skiters getting thicker. Especially when nothing is moving - it often means will get one shot right at dark.

Anyone muskie fish with 4 or more dogs? It does get interesting...

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Dogs are going to complain to Esther about you when she gets home. πŸ˜‚

What's eariser dogs or young kids on the boat? My 9yr Olds got bored last week and made it difficult.

Just 2 in the boat. 4 - that is crazed πŸ˜‚. Aza looks for fish. While Ellie makes sure I’m not eating the sandwiches

Our new fishing buddy Millie. Hope she don't fall in!!

My old fishing buddy n duck dog Maggie....RIP.

Poodles are awesome dogs! Love the pics!

Great fishing companions πŸ•

True hardcore dog lover taking them along!!!

Your a good Daddy Pete!! Love this!

Did you play the song “who let the dogs out”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€·

Great crew there skipper!

your a good Dad!

How bad can it be with 4 dogs on point?

I bet that takes some finesse. What was the water temp? Just curious

You weren’t kidding about having your hands full!

Holy dogville! Luv it!!

I thought our 3 were a handful can't imagine 4

Thats awesome Pete Maina, Professional Angler and Muskie Expert

Better than some people 😎

You got some high caliber boat buddies right there

Daddy Good.

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This was a highly exciting - being quite visual - wimp catch. It takes skill to trigger fish like this!

So I could see this whole pod of baby perch following my jerkmaster back to the boat ... I then tossed in a few crazy snaps of the rod, making that jerkmaster spin around and look right back at em ... and killed it there. This guy shot out of nowhere near the back of the pack and attacked. We need more muskies this aggressive.

Who else got a wimp?

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This was a highly exciting - being quite visual - wimp catch. It takes skill to trigger fish like this!

So I could see this whole pod of baby perch following my jerkmaster back to the boat ... I then tossed in a few crazy snaps of the rod, making that jerkmaster spin around and look right back at em ... and killed it there. This guy shot out of nowhere near the back of the pack and attacked. We need more muskies this aggressive.

Who else got a wimp?

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Everyone can hook them in the mouth. Takes skill to hook them like that.😁

Smallest channel Ive ever seen caught on a hook lol ate a pretty big piece of sucker too 🀣 didnt even know it was there reeling in to move spots 🀷

Well a couple weeks ago my wife and I got some dinksπŸ˜†

Pretty colored wimp at least.

Them there darn fish will eat anything even a empty Hook!

A real back breaker there Pete....

Way too many accidents on a one-way bait in a two fish lane.

Now that’s a perfect Muskie rig you have there!!πŸ˜‚

Perch are biting.

Mine is smaller.....the fish that is !

πŸ‘ 🎣Wimps life’s matter 2 right Pete πŸ˜‚

😳

This is skill. Lol

Pete Maina, Professional Angler and Muskie Expert, I see proof of SHARP πŸͺ hooks!!!! Way to go πŸ‘πŸ‘

St Lawrence River

Devil's lake

Gotta give ‘em credit for effort

The holoform Clown again!

Those little guys drive me nuts walleye fishing.

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Lots of toothless stuff has been nibbling, most importantly mom got her biggest smallie (and didn't even shed tears letting it go)!

The quick high heat stint is supposed to be over later tonight as calling for a reasonable low tonight. It does look like the Blackfish UPF season is officially here as lots of sun in the forecast. Do enjoy the comfort but more importantly protection from the rays not having to worry about missing a spot with sunscreen.

Smallies really are some brawlers; mom's big fish sure got her attention!

Who else got some toothless fishes?

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Wow awesome Smallie for your Mom!! Definitely like using UPF shirts and gloves instead of sunscreen.

Even toothless can be fun for all involved!!! We are seeing 100 degree air temps in Chicago burbs and water temps spiking over 80 degrees. First day if summer, Pete!

Congrats Mom on a nice Smallie. Pete, thanks for always sharing your fishing adventures with your folks. I wish I was able to do that now with my mom. She loved fishing for Crappies.Rip mom😞

Looks like another fun day! Yes sir cover up the skin now the sun is in full swing πŸ˜€

gotta love those brown bass

Nice fish & Great times.πŸ’―πŸŽ£πŸ˜Š

I hope the smallies are still biting in two weeks when we come up.

Great Fishing Again way to go !!!

Awesome brother. See you at the Musky Shop bash

Way to go there mom!!

Congratulations mom maina awesome fish 🎣

Last week fifteen plus inch perch

Looks like all had a good day

Oops, toothy not toothless!

Just a little guy

Congratulations mother Maina..

You really caught a perch on that.

One heck of a Perch!!!!

Nice mixed bag with that Big Perch.

Beautiful fish!

Nice pond walleye

Nice smallie!!

Oh yeah throw the perch back ty mikeπŸ’³

Very nice catch

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Didn't think I'd actually get to post this up as apparently heat is hard on wifi too ... as didn't have any since 8 am or so.

A little tip here on choosing days to take off from fishing if you must. Any time there is a sharp spike in heat ... keeping in mind muskies make the rules, they suck and love to make a liar of ya ... generally very hard on the bite.

In my experience (last decade of my guiding career was 80% after dark), if the heat stayed on overnight generally tough all the way through.

If you are out treat it like cold front and try in your face presentations.

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Interesting observation on the WiFi situation. We're here at a resort on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and lost WiFi this morning just as it was heating up. Muskie's still suck out there but the heat is brutal on the angler. We're taking a break so the muskie's get one too. πŸ™‚

You have that right Pete! Heat unbearable really and fish know that too as they go deeper? 98 here in NW Indiana tomorrow and even at my buddy's place in Minocqua very warm,95! Lousy fishing or doing anything to me!🀷🏻‍β™‚οΈπŸŽ£πŸ‘ŽπŸŽ£πŸ€·πŸ»‍♂️

With the WiFi and digital antennas which I use in southeastern Wisconsin we get what is called a ' Solar Flare ' my good Pal does installations on Commercial and private residences and trys to explain it to me. Not sure I fully understand.

Those weather days may b great in Wisc.but here in central n.y. on the 18th the cold,rain& 1.5 ft. Waves were not cutting it.Not 1 follow but. 1 proposing was spotted.Oh Well it was worth a try.

Seems to be the case on rivers as well!

Agree Pete. Also hardest on the fish in terms of catch & release stress as well!

Hate 🎣 on hot days I stay in and do my sewing projects

I totally agree absolutely everybody would rather be fishing but you got to use your knucklehead every now and then and do what's right

For bass during the summer we fish at night and deep channels and drop offs. This is in KS and MO.

Give the esox a break

Lost it in Arbor Vitae. Still out.

Yep yep yea it’s almost getting to that time I hate. Not that’s it’s bad but I’m hoping for rain soon as lately I’ve been finding darn near 80 already

Always have a hunny do list ready for him.

WIFI was down in Boulder JCT too.

Great advice!

I agree 100%.

Pete is someone I’d trust with his knowledge of muskies 24/7. He says heat is bad and I’ll listen

Thank you so very very much for all of the lures for our Patriots United 2022 Picnic in the Park event this Saturday!! I am beyond grateful!! Thank you! God Bless you and Esther. I hope one day we all will finally meet. Take care. Stephanie Forrer Harbridge

Topwater bass @4 am !

Stephanie Lee Welter

Kyle Anderson ...

High heat day ....Look for a cool inflow @ a creek. BINGO!

Porposing

Sage advice.

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This is pretty cool here ... first Amsoil truckMeet β€œBig Red,” our first delivery truck.

Today, hundreds of OTR trucks and their dedicated drivers haul AMSOIL products across the U.S. and Canada. But it all started with a single Mack truck in Superior, Wisconsin.

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This is pretty cool here ... first Amsoil truck

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Nice truck, nice town, nice memory. Here in northern Indiana it’s cool to see Jeff Foster trucks and Halvor line rigs on the road. They remind me of our trips to Minnesota and Canada. That goes from present to 30 years ago.

Very cool 😎,sweet truck, love it.

Great job πŸ‘

Love my Amzoil, just wish I could buy it cheaper!

Pete for some reason I can’t read your replies, Facebook at its finest

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Happy Father's Day to all out there! Especially to Tex of course.

Hope everyone having a great one!

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Happy Father's Day Tex and Pete and to all the Dad's out there! Great pics!

Happy Father’s Day to you and Tex!

Happy Father’s Day Pete enjoy every day with your dad I miss mine 😊

Happy Father's Day Pete&Tex

Happy Father’s Day

No kids home so the wife said “you should go fishing” Glad I did ! Happy Fathers Day to all

A little late but Happy Father's day to you and Tex, I hope you had a great day.

Happy Father's day!

Happy father’s day

Me the last week lol.Just kidding had a blast happy Father’s Day Pete.

Happy Father's Day!

Have a wonderful day Tex....you and Pat raised some good kids for sure!

Happy Dad’s Day

Same to you guys! So fun to watch you guys fish! Absolutely awesome!

Great fathers day !!

Happy Father’s Day GuysπŸ˜ƒ

Happy Day Tex! 🐠 🐟

Awesome πŸ‘same to you my friend.

Had a great Day! I wish my dad was still alive. We fished the Eagle River Chain for years.He taught me everything I know and I am still old school!

Have a great day

Great pictures!!

Tex you did well😊

GO TEX GO

Happy Father’s Day!

My son has fished his whole life but never had gone musky fishing. He went once. Tenth cast and he nailed one on a top water standing next to me in the boat. He quit then. Genius!

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