Pete Maina

Muskie Expert and Professional Angler

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Saw this while rambling through some old pics and had to share. My buddy the Big Swede and I on a Lakewood Products monster ... quality US product for many years! Who else has fished on a Lakewood? ... See MoreSee Less

Saw this while rambling through some old pics and had to share. My buddy the Big Swede and I on a Lakewood Products monster ... quality US product for many years! Who else has fished on a Lakewood?

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Great #TBT pic!!!

Hey Swede!

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!!!! Miss you all...

#whosaysfishinaintcool
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No worries Pete, there are more lakes, streams and rivers in sunset country than people and nobody is fishing them.

Thanks for the shout out to us Canucks Pete. Stay well!!

I lived in Superior Arizonafor two years and all Canadians. did was talk about Obama I II I stuck up for Obama but I can't stand the bastard either.

hope the resorts and camps up north can make it thru this year.

Well said Pete....

Good deal Pete. Spot on.

Hi Pete , great video! Soon the Canada Govt will have to build a Big Wall to keep Americans from coming over to fish for Muskies and Walleyes...lol

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Son Seth came for a visit from college town and we got out and did some LMB (aka Lillypad carp) fishing. Big fun in the hot sun.

Anyone else on some toothless critters?

#toothlesstuesday
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looks like fun

was fishing alone grass carp

Musky fishing up by leech lake and caught 2 large mouth almost back to back! A 19 and a 17. Caught them on a big Musky top water bait!

My grandson had a field day...4 pike in 4 casts and a ton of bass in the stone lake area

Northern WI carp

Got into some nice smallies this weekend with a buddy!

I got a wimp for ya tomorrow too!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ This girl was 18, the largest I got so far this year was 19"! Want to break the 20", 21" in barrier this year on the fox River in Illinois!!

Best of times !

Nice catch

Awesome in the heat...

Red cedar river smallie also caught my first river musky no pic he popped the hook off my rouge when I got him to shore.πŸ™

nice! #toothlesstuesday

Doesn't get much better than fishing with your children.

24lbs 19 inch girth

this morning

Awesome!!πŸ‘

MORE AND MORE MUSKIE GUIDES BECOMING BASS GUIDES IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN !

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It's been slowed a bit in Covid world, but the Recon Boats 18 foot tiller definitely exists and ready for public viewing on the water sometime soon. Tiller fans take note! ... See MoreSee Less

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Find me a 20’ and we’ll talk!

I want the horsepower rating. That's why I went with the Alumacraft Competitor 205 tiller. I put a 150 on it, but it is rated for a 200. So basically what Ben said.

Such a dreamboat!😍

Looking good!!

I thought was Pete’s new line of Musky lures at first glance!

Bow Rod locker seems to stick back quite a bit Into the open floor can’t wait to see the specs and hp ratting. Looking at a competitor 185 or 205 but have always liked the ride of a glass boat.

Awesome sir

Let’s go fishing

Pete.....Joe Bucher is getting one of the first. fyi

Real Men Drive Tillers

Pete Maina what r u using for power?

I’m very interested!!! Love my Esox Magnum, but I need a bigger boat for bigger water.

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As many know all species are more susceptible to mortality or delayed mortality due to handling and associated stressors in hot water and the lower oxygen levels associated.

Esox species and especially muskie very much so. It's that time of year and with a very hot long range forecast it's time to start considering it with regard to handling.

#releaseemall #catchandrelease #extracare #hotwater
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🎣 thanks Mr.Pete...🌞

Great tips Pete. I see far too many videos of guys fumbling around with their camera, their bump-board, their <whatever>, with the fish out of the water. Take a big game fish though and hook it with several hooks in the mouth, and restrain it with a rod & reel. So that fish surely has a fight or flight response, driven by adrenaline to no small degree I'll wager. That hormone will "drive" the heart, because cardiac output is the product of heart rate multiplied by stroke volume (the amount of blood that goes out of the heart as a fraction of what is coming in). Simply put: You exercise more, and your heart rate goes up...because your exercising muscle needs more oxygen. So your heart beats faster and pumps more blood--but it's a muscle itself, and needs oxygen. Now warm up the water so it holds less oxygen and that fish is in BIG trouble, because at a time where its heart really just needs to chill-out (literally and figuratively), it can't...because there is still adrenaline driving it. I've never read anything on the adrenal response of Esocids in the literature, but I'll bet the ranch that it exists. Thus a fish that swims away strong may well have a significant amount of adrenaline driving its instinctive desire to escape in a "flight or fight" type of response. This is natural of course, and will serve the fish (or any animal, basically) well in most circumstances in life. However, given that you can only breath so deeply and get only so much air into your lungs, your heart MUST beat faster in order to pump more blood to the rest of your body. But since the heart is a muscle itself, it also needs oxygen--which for a fish like the musky, can only come from the water. Now warm up the water so it holds less oxygen and that fish is in BIG trouble, because at a time where its heart really just needs to chill-out (literally and figuratively), it can't...because there is still adrenaline driving it. It's not going to end well for the musky, me thinks... So the point is that the fish swims away strong because of adrenaline, and then its heart gets more and more ischemic (deprived of oxygen) because it can't get enough oxygen from the water, and that's when the cardiac arrhythmia(s) starts. At a time when the fish just needs to chill, its heart gets driven to death by the adrenaline released in response to the angling event. A double-whammy, and (in many cases) a dead musky. But to the angler, "she swam away strong" so all's well that ends well...right? By the way--this is the same reason patients with chronic congestive heart failure get placed on beta-blocker medications (Toprol, Atenolol, etc): Because if you don't take a medication of that type, your heart can literally beat itself to death. And adrenaline is a huge part of the reason.

Great info πŸ‘

Great tip, I caught a 44 incher about 15 years ago and wanted a pic so I ran the boat the boat tothe cabin and she slimed up and I spent a hour trying to revive her on the shore in late July and she didn't make it. I regret that catch to this day and now practice safe release when possible.

Hope you’re not overheating from this hot weather.

Pete, how about late night fishing and/or really early morning when the water cools a few degrees (even though the day temps may have reached 78+)? Safer to fish at those times?

Only lost one in 35+ years. Was a 26" er. Tried to revive him for an hour. Surface water temp. probably was a factor.

Pete do you think that the middle of September will be cool enough To musky fish safely? I know it's hard to tell right now. The Area, We planned on going up to Saint Germain at that time period normally we go the 2nd week of June. Just your thoughts. Would suggest top water or to fish deep?

Shawn Kelly

Great comments Pete! I will follow your guidance. Thanks for spreading the word!

Thanks for the info. I think everyone targeting muskie in the hot summer months needs to really take your words of wisdom here. Tight lines Pete!

I haven't fished muskie in several years but I like that guys are going to great lengths to protect the fishery you should be commended, on the lighter side may I recommend trophy catfish πŸ˜‰

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Hot, dead still and sunny yesterday. Had some time in the afternoon so went for bass. Sometimes clues come quickly: as I was getting started a bass attacked a dragonfly... had a ball with a Livingston Lures Walking Boss topwater! ... then went swimming ... See MoreSee Less

Hot, dead still and sunny yesterday. Had some time in the afternoon so went for bass. Sometimes clues come quickly: as I was getting started a bass attacked a dragonfly... had a ball with a Livingston Lures Walking Boss topwater! ... then went swimmingImage attachmentImage attachment

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Gosh I love fighting them and releasing. Love when you just get it over that log and he dances on the water. Wow Pete thanks for the memories

Bass fishing is getting really fun here in Europe to! Consider me (and fishing buddy Tim Leferink shown with the bass) hooked! See what I did there? 😝🎣😁

Man Pete. I gotta hook up with you sometime SOON!!!! Awesome post brother.

Nice!!! One of mine from today, 24.5 pound Chinook Salmon on a Musselhead meat rig.

Looks like an awesome day fishing!

Bass are a fun fish to catch

What’s your favorite Hayward area lakes Pete for largemouth?

Looks like your having some funπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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