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Grand Marais Musky

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I'm am going up to Grand Marais and I would like to try to do some musky fishing while I'm there. I have looked through some old posts and lake finder and have come up with Crescent Lake and Dumbbell Lake. If anyone could give me their opinion on if these lakes are worth it, or if they know of any other lakes with muskies, I would appreciate it. grin.gif

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i believe those lakes were stock with the shoepac strain of muskies. never fished dumbell but was at crescent 2 weeks ago. we caught one walleye fishing and saw quite a few. all of them we pretty small, biggest maybe 34". i had heard that dumbell had way too many muskies in it and they were all small. dont know if its true just what i heard.

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Dumbbell had both Shoepack and Leech Lake strain stocked in it. There is potential for 40+ inch fish. It is gin clear water so on bluebird days it can be tough fishing. It has some nasty rocks in it so if you end up going out on it becareful so you don't lose you lower unit.

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Crescent is full of muskies, but you could fish it all year long and never catch one over 10 pounds. I consider it a good lake to start a kid on muskie fishing. Most run 4 to 8 pounds, but they sure are super fun to catch on light bass gear. On a good day you could honestly catch up to a dozen "mini-ski's", plus about 100 3/4 to 3 pound bass. Real good wallleye lake with lot's of structure as well.

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