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CommonSense Guy

LOTW Muskies?

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I will be up there from the 19th-26th chasing skies. Any reports such as algae blooms, water temps, or what the fish are doing.

I will report what we find when we get back.

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Put some miles on yesterday (75) and found there to be quite a bit of algae blooms. It's not quite in full swing, but definately present. Water temp is ~74-75. Witnessed a guide boat hauling in a 50"er. Does that get you excited? grin.gif

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Do you mind if I ask what are you were in or where the algae is and is not? I will be in Whitefish Bay but may roam if I feel the need. There are a few 50's swimming around that pond.

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Whitefish is clear as can be. My parents have a place there, and it never gets green or pea soup. Once you head north and west through up by Yellowgirl, is where it begins.

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That's what I hear. There are a lot of fish up there but I might have to stay away. There is pleny to keep a guy busy in Whitefish. Thanks for the info I appreciate it.

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Hemlock, as you head West and North out of Whitefish how's the muskie fishing? Any general drop off in quality in between Whitefish and Big Narrows areas? Does Yellowgirl and West (and further North) have as gooda muskie fishing as the Angle, Big Narrows, Sabaskong, Whitefish areas?

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Just got back from the Angle and the algae bloom was indeed an issue - you got to play the wind and find the cleaner spots, although there are fish in the algae areas but you can't see the durn things.

The fish we caught came on Suicks and Phantoms mainly with one on a Bulldawg and one on a spinnerbait.

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Scoot, I can't answer your question the way you'd like (probably), since I'm not a muskie fisherman. I do have a fall trolling trip planned however.

Anyways, all I can tell you is that people muskie fish all of these spots. Yellowgirl has muskie (in fact when I was with Paul Waldowski, I watched a 50" come into a guide boat) Whitefish has muskies, the angle gets a lot of muskie pressure, as does Big Narrows. This tells me they are abundant all over. Pick your area you like and give it a whirl. Whitefish Bay does not get any sort of algae bloom. There might be slightly higher amounts in the water right now, but still great visibility in the water. As much as 12-15'. At least you can see 'em and get your blood pressure up!

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When does the algae bloom end and the water clear?

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It will clear up around the 2nd weekend in Oct, give or take a week.

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