Five World Record Muskies have been caught in the waters near Hayward, Wisconsin, where G. M. Moore's Up North Adventure Series is set. The city of Hayward is home to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Visit them at http://www.freshwater-fishing.org.
To catch a Muskie, you've got to put in the time. It takes an average 40 hours of fishing to hook the elusive fish. And if you're lucky enough to get one on the line, good luck getting it in the boat. The Muskie is one mean, fiesty, fighting machine.
Back in the days of fishing legends Louie Spray and Cal Johnson, fishermen carried rifles in their boats and shot the ferocious fish. That practice was outlawed in the 1960s. Others tried to wear the beast out by forcing it to shore and gaffing it, much like sailors do on the high-seas.
The torpedo-like fish carries a fearsome set of razon-sharp teeth, and with nicknames like "Barracuda of the North" and "Gator," you better watch out!
Find out how two boys land a World Record Muskie in G.M. Moore's Muskie Attack.
Chief Lake 1916
Grindstone Lake 1939
Lac Courte Oreilles 1940
Chippewa Flowage 1949
Lac Courte Oreilles 1949
The Muskie, a Fish of 10,000 Casts.