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JBMasterAngler

Sugar Lake

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Might do some fishing there on sunday. I'm not a muskie fisherman at all, but wouldn't mind catching one while targeting pike (which is what I'll be after). Never fished the lake before...what colors/techniques have been working so far this fall?

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Hi JB, we caught 2 and saw 10 the other day working deep weedlines with green weeds, all nice fish. You'll want to look for weedlines that border shallow weedflats, easily identified on your map. Most of the fish seem to be on the outside turns and points of these edges but not always. No need to get your bait too deep, I like my bulldawg but other jerkbaits will work too. Also got a nice pike on the bulldawg, not the best lake for northerns though.

If you don't have any action deep, slide up on the flats and throw a surface bait SHALLOW, but most good shallow weeds are gone now. Treat em nice and throw em back - good luck!

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I was on Sugar this morning. I was taking the boat for a final spin but stopped to throw for some 'skis. I had a BIG fish miss the bucktail--it was actually on a fouled cast in about 7-8 feet of water. As the bait got within about 10 feet of the boat the fish took a swipe. I even resisted the urge to set the hook because I didn't feel the weight of the fish yet. No luck. I had one other follow. That was it, but I only fished for about 30 minutes. I guess I'll have to wait until next year to get one--the boat's put away for the winter.

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