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Brenda's 34# 48" Musky
release on Sept 28, 2011

11 year old Parker Coleman
47 Inch Musky - John Dettloff Guide

Pete Rich with a 52 Inch Musky

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Below you will see the current fishing report posted on: 08/30/2018

General Conditions

Ice out was late this spring, May 5th. Water was about 7 1/2' last winter so that should help the walleye and muskie fry survival and we should also have better weed growth this season. The water level is 9" down from full and temps are 68 to 71 degrees in the shallows. A lot of older weed but some newer good cabbage weeds are starting to appear on a number of spots.

Walleye Report

Good numbers of walleyes are being caught on the edges of deep humps (12-16 feet of water) with jig and leech and jig and nightcrawlers. Larger ones are being caught casting the deeper edge of shoreline weeds and brush with beetle spins and crank baits and jig and twisters.

Crappie Report

Crappies are now in 12 to 15 feet of water near the bottom and are hitting well on small tube jigs, mini mites, getsits, ect. Bog edges at dawn and dusk have been producing well for suspended Crappie with small minnow or plastics. Good sized bluegills are being caught on pieces of crawler in the 17 foot holes near brush.

Musky Report

The muskies started off slower this season with the late spring. June and early July were fair to good but the action was tough much of the time because of extreme water temperature swings and very warm water temps. Early August had a decent good spurt of action but things stayed slower until August 19th when the water finally cooled into a good range and the musky action has been very good since then with consistent catches and action and a lot of nice fish caught throughout the day and evening.

Northern/Smallmouth Bass report

Smallmouth have been hitting well tight to shoreline structure such as brush and wood or on the shallow hard bottom bars. Northern are being caught in good numbers on the weedy shorelines and weed edges and weed beds..

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