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What is harder to land?

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Which fish is harder to land, if they are both about the same size, the musky, or the bass? I usually find that the musky is harder, and if you read Teagan's post, this is was a 400 lbs. fish, so that was very hard. Anyway, what do you think is harder?
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By the way I meant no racism to anybody in any manner, I'm just stating what I'm seeing.

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Mitch L

well dependes fat matt what kind of fish i find large and small mouth are easy but rock bass are harder tham muskies
and by the way a 400 lb fish Heeeee

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united jigsticker

Yeah, them Muskies can do some damage.

I lost a good piece of blood out in the boat one day because the Musky threw a fit just as I thought it was ready to land.

Patience and Care are Key!

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Lunker

Bass are quite easy to land I think. Get them to the boat, thumb in mouth, lift. pretty simple.

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Harmonica Bear

I as well have donated some blood to the fish gods landing muskies. Never had that issue with a bass.

Good luck on opener gang,

HB

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SEwalleye

If you never drawn blood from a bass, then you have never caught enough bass in a day to rub your thumb raw from all of the "lippin". I've had to pull out the electrical tape on a few occasions to protect my thumb. However, a musky still fights harder!!

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GreyGoose

Are you serious!!!???
Let me think, dozens and dozens of needle sharp teeth and razor sharp gill plates, or a big bucket mouth with sand paper-like teeth? I don't know, but I have never tried lippin' a 'sky, and for one reason, because they are DANGEROUS. I also have been to the hospital 3 times from landing pike/musky,and not a single injury from a bass, no matter how big. I bet u think a sunfish is deadly too because it's got those sharp dorsal spines. I mean come on!

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FI Guide

i agree skis are hard to land but carp in the river are by far much harder. Hook into a 15 pounder that takes you with the current your in for a wild ride

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Lost

I agree FI Guide. Especially where I fish for carp. I'm at least 15 feet above water level in the river. I gotta use strong hooks and line just to get the fish up to me.

Never caught a 'ski but I've seen one bite right through a 30 lb steel leader like it was a worm. I'd be afraid to lip one of them. Plus they get much bigger than bass which would make them harder to land.

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pikemania

I may be a little biased but I think the Muskie is much harder to land then a bass. I think some of it might be from an intimidation factor also. With a bass you are not worried about catching some teeth in your hand. I know the bass jumps and fights hard but nothing like a muskie. This old timer I used to fish with used to say catching a muskie is like getting a hold of bottled lightning. Just the jumps, flips, pulls, and then the tail slap that washes you down. There is nothing like having a muskie on the end of your line.

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iFishMN.us

Well if you wanna compare them at the same size like you stated, it would be pretty close becuase the muskie would have to be a baby to weigh the same as a bass and would be pretty simple to land, but probably still harder because you cant lip'em even at that size. Of course a big cradle can make muskie landing easier but still alot more work than a bass.

Gotta love catchin muskies!

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TYMAN

I agree with fishingchad. i think if it were between a twenty pound ski' and a twenty pound bass i would say the bass would be harderwithout a net (cradle isnt a net) but normaly a ski' would be a helluva lot tougher to boat i had one 33 incher that literally gave me gauss pads all over my hand when i stuck it in the things mouth to get my believer wich had only one hook out of a six in there! then the thing started shaking and rolling and the rest is... to painful to recount wink.gif

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i think he is right

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