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Alexander & Shamineau Muskie Reports

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Does anyone have a report on muskie action at Alexander or Shamineau?

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Catchin' fish on both lakes.

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Thanks Dano, thats good to hear. DO you have any specifics for me, such as time of day or number of fish/follows? Of the two lakes, which will have the worst boat traffic this holiday weekend?

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Was out on Alexander on Monday morning. Only fish for about two hours, but boated a 41"er and raised two other fish (one mid 30's and one mid 40's) in that time. Two days before that, I moved 8 fish in about 5 hours. No hookups, but the fish are starting to move really good.

As far as traffic for the holiday weekend.....ALEXANDER will probably be a zoo. But that is nothing new and you just have to learn to deal with it. I will be out there for certain.

Listen to Dano......he is a master at this lake!!!! wink.gif

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i boated 2 in the 2nd week of august, one a 42 incher and a 47 incher, and had a 3rd one on. i had 5 or 6 follows also a couple were 50+. i might be up there labor day weekend.

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Whats the milfoil situation???? I havent been up there since June and it was bad then. Are they still spraying????

I stopped going because I got sick of the milfoil. I hope its better!!!!

Good luck!!!! I'll be up friday night tell monday afternoon!!!

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Whats the milfoil situation???? I havent been up there since June and it was bad then. Are they still spraying????

I stopped going because I got sick of the milfoil. I hope its better!!!!

Good luck!!!! I'll be up friday night tell monday afternoon!!!


I would think they are done with spraying for the year. That usually ends in July since the growth period ends shortly thereafter. I would suspect the weeds are already starting to die off, but I have not been to the lake in a while.

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Thanks for the reports! I might be heading out Saturday morning to look for a couple toothy critters. Hope to get out early before the lake gets too busy. From my experince on the lake, it depends on the day which lures are best. One day can be top water and the next bucktails or jerkbaits. Is this still the case?

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on shamineau i get them on spinnerbaits

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The last two saturdays on Alex have been good for us, we caught three each time. Four came on big bucktails, one on a small bucktail and one on a topwater. A few follows and misses and one blow up on topwater just before dark that scared the heck out of my wife grin.gif.

Nothing real big though, they have ranged from 30-43 inches. We have been doing the best in the evenings. Probably be out there again this friday night.

If you this boat say stop and say hi

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Just got back from Alex. Only moved one fish, but it had the hooks of my Suick in its mouth. Nice fat 44"er. Lots of boats out pitching plugs tonight. Should be a busy weekend.

They were out on the lake on Monday morning sparying for Milfoil again. Thick stuff, but the fish hold in and around it. I use a Pearson Grinder and go right through the stuff. Lure is about as weedproof as can be!

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shamalex, if I see you out there I will give you a holler. Maybe you can help me land a 50 incher. Thanks to everyone for the reports.

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Musky18,

I'm guessing you caught that one around 8pm Monday? I was in the white bass boat just down from you? I caught a 43" in that same spot a half hour earlier. grin.gif

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Traxxx:

That would have been me. Black Lund with my wife and daughter. Went out yesterday and picked up a small 35"er bout 100 yards further down the shoreline. Both came on orange/black jerkbaits. Water was pretty slimy with algae bloom yesterday!

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Went to Alex last night, picked up a 45". Cool thing about it was it ate a homemade top water. I think it's the same one my wife missed last weekend. We were in the same area and it shot straght up about four feet out of the water like hers did. It is awesome seeing a fish of that size come completly out of the water like that!

We are going to try Shamineua tonight.

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Nice work. I caught three in an hour, in that same stretch, a couple weeks ago and they all went ariel. One was a 48" right next to the boat. That was pretty fun night. Any luck on Sham?

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Caught two, one about 43" and the other was 39". Went back to Alex last night but not much luck. Wife had one follow that was it. Talked to a guy at the landing and he caught a couple low 40's.

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Caught two, one about 43" and the other was 39". Went back to Alex last night but not much luck. Wife had one follow that was it. Talked to a guy at the landing and he caught a couple low 40's.


I was on Shamineau on Saturday night as well. Had a couple follows, but nothing ate. The areas I wanted to fish were pounded by recreational boaters.

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One small follow on Alex last night. Lots of traffic.

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I was on Shamineau on Saturday night as well. Had a couple follows, but nothing ate. The areas I wanted to fish were pounded by recreational boaters.


Yeah, it was pretty busy out there. Lots of people fishing walleye's too.

I caught the first one right at sunset, came out of nowhere and hit right at the boat. The other hit at about ten o'clock, it was pretty quiet out there by then.

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I was on Shamineau on Saturday night as well. Had a couple follows, but nothing ate. The areas I wanted to fish were pounded by recreational boaters.


I left right at prime time. I had my 6 year old out there and since school was getting close to start I wanted him to get back into the time schedule. I wish I could have stayed beyond dark, the fish I moved I think would have eaten.

Yeah, it was pretty busy out there. Lots of people fishing walleye's too.

I caught the first one right at sunset, came out of nowhere and hit right at the boat. The other hit at about ten o'clock, it was pretty quiet out there by then.


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Heading to alex tonight, t-storms permitting. The fish have been moving there lately and we hope to put a few more in the boat tonight. We have have did the best right before and after dark.

Chad

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How did you do? We were out there for a few hours last night, had high hopes but only managed one follow.

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Was slow for us also. For the first time all year we didnt even see a fish. The cold front sure did not help. We fished from 5:30 till 9:00 and threw maily spinners and plastics. Just have to hope for better luck next time.

Chad

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How is the water looking? Last time out there was a pretty good algae bloom going on. Has it cleared up at all?

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