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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: 08/17/2017

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 weed growth is now very good on many shallow bars and continues to increase. Water temps have varied greatly all year which has made the fishing more sporadic. Currently water temps have cooled to the low 70s... a good range to be in.

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 crappie are being made on the edges of deeper humps in 15 to 16 feet of water, the edges of the deep bogs at dawn and sundown, and the fish cribs with a jig and small minnow or 1/16oz tube jigs.

Musky Report

The muskies were very active in mid June but the last week of June was very slow because the water temps dropped to 63. Finally it is picking up with warming waters with better action last the last few days. Early July was very good but the last half of July was very slow due to warm water temps. Muskie action has been great for the past two weeks with many caught over 20#. Consistent action on the shallow weed bars.

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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