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Island Lake

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Heading up to Island lake near Duluth in early September. Can anyone tell me where to start my muskie hunt? What kind of structure should I concentrate my efforts on? I know there are 2 accesses on the West basin, which one should I start with? Or should I start in the East basin?

What kind of baits usually work best, and in what colors?

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If you have never been on the lake before, watch your lower unit. Rocks etc... in lots of places that you can hit and especially now with the water level down. Also has been some problems at the landings with vandilism. Vehicles have been getting windows smashed and broken into.

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