You're a seasoned angler and feel that you've outgrown bass, trout and the like. You're just itching to lay your hands on the elusive muskie. Is it as difficult as they say? Take this quiz to learn more about catching muskie.
Which is usually bigger, panfish or muskie?
both are about the same size
What is the full name of the muskie?
According to folklore, how do you catch muskie?
Use brightly-colored lures on a short line while trolling quickly across the lake.
Use huge lures on a heavy line while trolling quickly across the lake.
Use huge lures on a light line while trolling slowly across the lake.
If you want to fish for muskie, what place is even better than the Great Lakes region?
Gulf of Mexico
As an expert in catching muskie, what season is ideal for you?
During the spring time, you are more likely to catch _____ muskie.
What size bait can you catch large muskie with?
medium, minnow-sized bait
medium, carp-sized bait
small, walleye-sized bait
Assuming you're not a muskie-angling expert, when is the best season to catch muskie?
between mid-summer and late fall
between early spring and late summer
between early fall and late winter
You catch a 48-inch (1.2-meter) muskie and your friends tell you it's not that big. Are they right?
there's no way of knowing
Muskie can be so difficult to catch that they are regarded as the fish of _____ casts.
Are all anglers in agreement as to the best conditions for catching muskie?
No, not at all.
Yes, for sure.
In general, yes.
Most anglers have found that _____ is conducive for catching muskie.
Who claimed to have caught an almost 70-pound (31-kilo) muskie in 1949?
Based on what information did the World Record Muskie Alliance discount Spray's claim?
the length versus weight ratio
the unlikely length measurement
an eyewitness account which denied it ever happened
Some evidence suggests that a taxidermist _____ Spray's fish.
Whereas muskie anglers used to go for rods like pool cues, what do they prefer nowadays?
shorter, lighter rods
shorter, heavier rods
longer, lighter rods
What is the advantage of a longer rod?
You can get the line out further and cover more ground with greater agility.
The muskie don't sense your presence at the end of it.
You can catch more fish in less time.
Why don't anglers like to use Dacron line for muskie fishing any more?
They do like Dacron; this question is based on a false premise.
The new braided super lines are thicker and more stretchable
The new braided super lines are thinner and don't stretch.
The thicker the line:
the lesser the water resistance
the greater the water resistance
the easier it is on your arms
What is considered optimum trolling speed by the experts?