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Tim_Anderson

Brainerd Area Musky Report

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Musky fishing has been pretty darn good the past couple of weeks. They have been biting during the day, and at night on many of the area lakes. We've enjoyed some success on Mille Lacs, Sham, and although I haven't been to Alex myself, I know people that have been enjoying success over there as well. We've been catching them primarily on blade baits....smaller during the day and bigger at night. Virtually all of the fish have come from flats or breaklines associated with weeds. The highlights this week were a five fish night where Brent Peterson caught his first two legal fish of his life. Brent got back to back 46 and 43 inchers. The other was a superfish caught up on lake Bemidji, which measured 55 X 23, and probably weighed somwhere in the neighborhood of 40-45 pounds. This monster came from a wind blown flat at precisely sunset. Brad Engel from the Chicago area was the lucky guy, and I was honored to be in on this fish of a lifetime. I told Brad his fish would look much bigger if he wasn't so dang tall (he's 6'6")...but it still looks pretty darn good to me! Congrats to you guys.

Our fish from Mille Lacs and Bemidji have been pretty girthy and it's only going to get better. Fall fattie time is just around the corner.....good luck to all.

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Nice job Tim.

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