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Muskie101
Posted 3/8/2023 11:38 AM (#1018742)
Subject: Livewell




Posts: 151


Location: Rochester, New York
I dont have the actual boat yet and wont for a long time but the current boat i would want is 16’ 5” and was wondering if there was a good muskie livewell (made in usa) that would work for both revival and if its a record keep it alive to get it to a bait shop to certify it
TCESOX
Posted 3/8/2023 5:11 PM (#1018761 - in reply to #1018742)
Subject: Re: Livewell





Posts: 1228


Your net is your live well for reviving fish. Don't know the regs in NY, but in MN, if you put a fish in your live well, you have reduced it to possession, even if you intend to release it. And with a 54" minimum for possession, there are very few muskies you could put in your live well, without possessing an illegal fish.
Muskie101
Posted 3/8/2023 5:21 PM (#1018762 - in reply to #1018761)
Subject: Re: Livewell




Posts: 151


Location: Rochester, New York
TCESOX - 3/8/2023 6:11 PM

Your net is your live well for reviving fish. Don't know the regs in NY, but in MN, if you put a fish in your live well, you have reduced it to possession, even if you intend to release it. And with a 54" minimum for possession, there are very few muskies you could put in your live well, without possessing an illegal fish.


I believe of the muskies that are landed in the 1000 islands5 4 “ isnt that uncommon for the big fish but it would be to keep the fish if i was I'm by myself and need to grab something as i couldn’t hold the net and go grab it or its a record and to get it to a bait store and keeping it alive, or if waves start really pick up ect
danmuskyman
Posted 3/8/2023 6:28 PM (#1018765 - in reply to #1018742)
Subject: Re: Livewell




Posts: 633


Location: Madison, WI
No need to put it n the live well. Fold a seat down over the net handle or rig a bungee cord somewhere. Fish alone all the time and it's a piece of cake. Trying to find a boat with a 60" live well is next to impossible. Guys on St Claire I've read use a company called "fish thanks" I believe for revival tanks, but unless your a charter boat I'm not sure it's worth the investment
Muskie101
Posted 3/9/2023 6:38 AM (#1018772 - in reply to #1018765)
Subject: Re: Livewell




Posts: 151


Location: Rochester, New York
danmuskyman - 3/8/2023 7:28 PM

No need to put it n the live well. Fold a seat down over the net handle or rig a bungee cord somewhere. Fish alone all the time and it's a piece of cake. Trying to find a boat with a 60" live well is next to impossible. Guys on St Claire I've read use a company called "fish thanks" I believe for revival tanks, but unless your a charter boat I'm not sure it's worth the investment


Do you have a link also its just a thought for if i caught a state record fish i could be able to get it certified and then go release it
acquaman
Posted 3/13/2023 11:29 AM (#1018928 - in reply to #1018772)
Subject: Re: Livewell




Posts: 35


Muskie101 - 3/9/2023 6:38 AM

danmuskyman - 3/8/2023 7:28 PM

No need to put it n the live well. Fold a seat down over the net handle or rig a bungee cord somewhere. Fish alone all the time and it's a piece of cake. Trying to find a boat with a 60" live well is next to impossible. Guys on St Claire I've read use a company called "fish thanks" I believe for revival tanks, but unless your a charter boat I'm not sure it's worth the investment


Do you have a link also its just a thought for if i caught a state record fish i could be able to get it certified and then go release it

The New York state record is bigger than the world record. ??

Edited by acquaman 3/13/2023 12:02 PM
Muskie101
Posted 3/13/2023 12:34 PM (#1018932 - in reply to #1018928)
Subject: Re: Livewell




Posts: 151


Location: Rochester, New York
acquaman - 3/13/2023 12:29 PM

Muskie101 - 3/9/2023 6:38 AM

danmuskyman - 3/8/2023 7:28 PM

No need to put it n the live well. Fold a seat down over the net handle or rig a bungee cord somewhere. Fish alone all the time and it's a piece of cake. Trying to find a boat with a 60" live well is next to impossible. Guys on St Claire I've read use a company called "fish thanks" I believe for revival tanks, but unless your a charter boat I'm not sure it's worth the investment


Do you have a link also its just a thought for if i caught a state record fish i could be able to get it certified and then go release it

The New York state record is bigger than the world record. ??


Yes the state of NY recognizes the 69 LB 15 oz fish by Arthur Lawson while the IFGA doesn't and recognizes Cal Johnson’s 67 LB 8 oz fish
gimruis
Posted 3/15/2023 9:14 AM (#1018994 - in reply to #1018932)
Subject: Re: Livewell




Posts: 129


In MN you will also need to kill the fish in order to receive the standard state recognition status by weight.

There is a catch and release version now for pure strain muskies in MN. I am not exactly sure what that requirements are needed to be certified though. Maybe at least one witness and detailed photos of the length?

As others have stated, forget the livewell and use a muskie net.
Muskie101
Posted 3/15/2023 11:51 AM (#1018999 - in reply to #1018994)
Subject: Re: Livewell




Posts: 151


Location: Rochester, New York
gimruis - 3/15/2023 10:14 AM

In MN you will also need to kill the fish in order to receive the standard state recognition status by weight.

There is a catch and release version now for pure strain muskies in MN. I am not exactly sure what that requirements are needed to be certified though. Maybe at least one witness and detailed photos of the length?

As others have stated, forget the livewell and use a muskie net.


Ok i know in ny you have to take it to a bait store with a certified scale
sworrall
Posted 3/15/2023 10:33 PM (#1019014 - in reply to #1018932)
Subject: Re: Livewell





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Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Muskie101 - 3/13/2023 12:34 PM

acquaman - 3/13/2023 12:29 PM

Muskie101 - 3/9/2023 6:38 AM

danmuskyman - 3/8/2023 7:28 PM

No need to put it n the live well. Fold a seat down over the net handle or rig a bungee cord somewhere. Fish alone all the time and it's a piece of cake. Trying to find a boat with a 60" live well is next to impossible. Guys on St Claire I've read use a company called "fish thanks" I believe for revival tanks, but unless your a charter boat I'm not sure it's worth the investment


Do you have a link also its just a thought for if i caught a state record fish i could be able to get it certified and then go release it

The New York state record is bigger than the world record. ??


Yes the state of NY recognizes the 69 LB 15 oz fish by Arthur Lawson while the IFGA doesn't and recognizes Cal Johnson’s 67 LB 8 oz fish



Neither one of those is legitimate, so I wouldn't worry about catching and registering a WR at those specs, no one has yet.
kap
Posted 3/16/2023 8:49 AM (#1019022 - in reply to #1018742)
Subject: Re: Livewell




Posts: 545


Location: deephaven mn
Make friends with the DNR.In West Virginia the last two state records were verfired by DNR that came to site of the catch.
One was on a lake and the last one was on a river. Both times fish was held in a net.
OH Musky
Posted 3/19/2023 10:02 AM (#1019077 - in reply to #1018742)
Subject: Re: Livewell




Posts: 378


Location: SW Ohio
The WV fish was kept in a net until the DNR guy showed up. The scale either didn't work or was out of date. The first DNR transported the fish to another DNR officer that certified it. It was transported back the river where it was released.

https://www.fieldandstream.com/fishing/west-virginia-angler-catches-...

I use my MX livewell a lot in the warmer months. At 50", it will hold the largest fish I'd expect to catch in OH or KY. With an oxygenator and aerator, it has done quite well perking up lethargic fish. A little G-jiuce helps.

Edited by OH Musky 3/19/2023 10:05 AM
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