Ventura, Iowa Man Wows At Crazy Minnow With Huge Clear Lake Musky!

Musky on Clear Lake

Walleye Wisdom reader Dan Krauth, proprietor of Crazy Minnow in Clear Lake, Iowa provided us with this amazing fishing report:

Pictured is Robert Wagner of Ventura holding a very large musky he caught out of Clear Lake Wednesday morning, April 13th. The fish was brought live to the Crazy Minnow bait and tackle store where it was weighed, measured and kept overnight in a 300 gallon tank. The female musky weighed in at 30 pounds and measured 1/4 inch short of 50″. The fish was missing a piece of its tail, which probably happened early in its life because nothing in Clear Lake messes with a 50″ musky. Robert was fishing in front of the Harborage with 8 pound test line and a 1/32 ounce jig designed for panfish He saw the fish, casted to it and the fish inhaled the bait. Much to his surprise, he was able to fight and land the fish with the help of friends. In five years of operation, this is the largest fish ever photographed at the Crazy Minnow shop.

For anyone looking for bait, tackle and the latest fishing information on Clear Lake, here’s Dan Krauth’s contact information:

Crazy Minnow Co.
P.O. Box 46 / 504 Hwy. 18 East
Clear Lake, IA 50428
(641) 357-BAIT
Bait / Tackle / Marine

  1 comment for “Ventura, Iowa Man Wows At Crazy Minnow With Huge Clear Lake Musky!

  1. Imspike
    April 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Sweet fish ! There are some giants coming up in Clear Lake. My guess is that fish’s tail was hit by a boats motor prop. Last year in July on Clear Lake i discovered a 36in musky that had been hit by a motor and had obvious signs from the prop. The fish was swimming around in circles on top of the water. I took the fish that was still alive to the DNR on the jet ski i was riding and was told that i would have to release it since it was under 40inches. The fish clearly wasn’t going to make it, but the law is the law, so i ” released it” to the lake. That same day i came accross a walleye that was at least 7pds that had been literally chopped in half by a boat…

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