Anderson: Albino muskie's lake should stay metro mystery

  • Article by: DENNIS ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 31, 2013 - 9:54 AM

As journalism conundrums go, this one won’t vie with whether or not to publish the Pentagon Papers or identify Deep Throat.

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vikings0395Jul. 30, 1310:41 PM

Who cares, its a glorified rough the steaks off the tail end though...mmmmm!!

trade51Jul. 30, 1311:23 PM

Always heard the Muskie was the hardest fish to catch apparently Dennis feels that this fish is in danger and that no one except hired guides are allowed on "Metro" lakes, but giving someone free publicity in the Trib. is O.K. with his,(Dennis') bosses. Keep up the good work remember some people can only afford to fish on metro lakes, we'll try and not disturb the neighbors.

1958jimJul. 31, 13 1:00 AM

Dennis Anderson, I admire your conviction.

ifishbassJul. 31, 13 6:46 AM

Dennis, so glad you have stuck to your convictions. All it takes is one person to say the fish are biting and the lake will be swarmed like a wedding dress sale at Macys. Good for you!

mojo1269Jul. 31, 13 6:51 AM

Do your own homework if you want to catch metro musky or hire a guide. Nothing in life is free; either do the work or hire someone to help. Too many lazy and self entitled people out there want it handed to them... Good work Dennis!

tcatheartJul. 31, 13 7:38 AM

I agree 100% with your philosophy, Dennis!!! You absolutely should NOT be naming the lakes when you write stories unless it is so well known already, that it wouldn't adversely affect anything. As you put it, telling people about a crappie on Minnetonka, or a walleye on Mille Lacs. Naming a lake that a "trophy" comes out of will absolutely increase the traffic and pressure on that lake. IMO, half of fishing is finding your own spots and figuring it out for yourself. You can't always depend on someone else to catch the fish for you.

jphaunJul. 31, 1311:29 AM

If maintaining this mystery is so important, don't reprint the photo which contains enough information to inform most musky fisherman which metro "lake" this was on.

mmakowski56Jul. 31, 1311:54 AM

I've caught all my fish on Secret Lake.

jimbo08Jul. 31, 1312:32 PM

I'm with you Dennis! Muskies are a whole different ballgame. It takes proper musky tackle and nets to handle these fish properly. A responsible musky fisherman knows what lakes to find them on. The muskies do not need unprepared anglers trying to go out and handle these awesome fish wrong and killing them. I just caught my biggest musky last week (49") from a metro lake. My main concern was to land her and release her safely! Do your homework to find them on your own and handle them with care. This will make the experience of catching on all the more gratifying!

tanner34Jul. 31, 1312:33 PM

We caught our trophy on "Some Lake"


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