How Trout & Tiger Muskie Catch A Meal

Here is a very interesting video from Freewater Pictures of a Tiger Muskie and Trout showing off their hunting skills. It’s amazing to see these fish in the early stages using their instincts to catch a meal.

Take what you see in this video and apply it to when you want to target these species.

 Here are some tips from Angelo and Pete:

PETE: Great video, I think we can all plainly see that the Tiger Muskie is a much more deadly, fierce, and seemingly accurate predator. Let’s face it, through time that aquarium will only have 1 fish in it… and it’s not going to be the pretty one.

ANGELO: I would like to see, however, the Tiger Muskie taking something off the surface, as the trout did. That’s where the trout may have an advantage since they are masters of the topwater strike. Often, we see Muskie following a topwater with almost a sense of hesitation, or maybe it is putting out an aura of intimidation to its struggling prey. Trout, however, make up their minds and react quickly, since a lot of their surface diet will eventually up-and-fly away.

PETE: And finally back under the water; this video is a great example as to when a fish will strike sub-surface food… usually, as the baitfish pauses or is sitting still. Remember this the next time you are reeling at a steady pace or trolling.


3 Replies to “How Trout & Tiger Muskie Catch A Meal”

  1. As everyone knows, predatory fish use sight, motion and smell to stalk their prey but there is one other….sound! All fish and aquatic mammals, whether predator or prey give off audible vibrations either while communicating or as an alarm. Predators hone in on this dinner bell from far greater distances than you may think possible. Underwater sounds can travel for kilometers.

    Sport fish will pick up on this phenomenon before color, motion and smell comes into play.

  2. As we all know a fish’s sensory perception are highly acute. Here are a few facts as to how these trout and Muskie catch their meal.

    Fish have seven primary senses : vision, hearing, current detection, pressure detection, chemoreception, electroreception and magnetoreception.

    It is little wonder these creatures of the depths can out smart even the cleverest angler. We are definitetly at a disadvantage to say the least.

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