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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: 11/28/2017

General Conditions

Ice out was early this spring, around April 7th. Water was about 5' last winter again but it was full by opening and remains full because of all the heavy rains we've got this May. The water level is about 24" down from full currently and it will steadily drop for the next month and a half becoming 5 feet down by Nov 15 because of work that will be done on the dam. Lake froze over early, around Nov 9 in most areas. A little open water left in front of the resort as of Nov 28th.

Walleye Report

Good numbers of walleyes are being caught on the edges of deep humps (12-16 feet of water) with jig and minnows and jig and nightcrawlers. Some are being caught casting the deeper edge of shoreline weeds and on the edges of the bars just of the weed beds with beetle spins and crank baits. Trolling 12-18 feet of water off the bar edges or on the edge of the original river channels has produced better average sized walleye using crank baits. Reminder: there is a one line per person and two line per boat limitation for trolling.

Crappie Report

Nice catches of good sized crappie are consistently being made both around the fish cribs and out from the cribs in slightly deeper water in the 22 foot range. They are also hitting in basin areas in 20 to 25 feet of water, sometimes near the bottom and other times suspended. Look for crappie grouping up on your depthfinder in that depth range. They are hitting small minnows and gulp .

Musky Report

The muskies catch this year has been very good with a high average size over 40". However, this has been a year of great action in spurts and relatively short windows of activity. The erratic weather likely has been the cause of that.

Northern/Smallmouth Bass report

Smallmouth have been great all season so far casting the shallows in the rocks, logs, brush, and stumps. Largemouth have been caught in good numbers in the shallow pads and weeds with rubber lures and rubber frogs. Northern fishing is pretty good with a variety of sized one being caught up to 34 inches while fishing the weeds.


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