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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: 07/01/2018

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 near full right now and temps are 72 to 79 degrees in the shallows but very cold down deep with temps as low as 43 degrees on the lake bottom in the deep holes. So any good wind mixes the water and drops the temperature fairly quickly. Cabbage weeds are excellent this season with some of the best shallow weed growth that we've seen in years.

Walleye Report

Great 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.

Musky Report

The muskies started off slower this season with the late spring. Catches coming in sometimes consistently and sometimes slow with not a lot of action yet. Average catch is 40" and they are hitting hawg wobblers, creepers, toppers, and bucktails... plus jerk baits, some rubber twitch baits, and some divers are also producing.

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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