@kdog013 THANK YOU!!!
I was at a loss. I spent over 30 game days fishing for the 33.1 lb Muskie at St Croix to complete the Pike Hunt II Mastery to no avail. I watched KrellicOG and KpShamino's videos multiple times and I've read every post I can find on the mission (there's not many of those) and I only managed to catch about 6 TOTAL Muskies, the largest being a Trophy Muskie weighing in at 26.621 lbs. I changed shad colours, hook sizes, fished at times other than the recommended 5-7am, sunny, cloudy, partly cloudy, and rainy conditions - I should add, sunny mornings are few and far between. Even when the forecast for the next day shows it being sunny, I will warp to the next morning at 5am and it's pouring rain. Then, magically at 7am the rain stops and the sun is out.
After reading your post I bought a boat (no shortage of cash since I fished Pike Alley during the non-Muskie times), at 6:03am on a sunny day - BOOM - a 41.057 pounder to finish the challenge.
Thanks again, and happy fishing y'all.