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willfishforfood

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willfishforfood

Did anyone catch a Musky this weekend in the Metro? I don't even care to know what lake you caught the fish on, just want to know if they were biting. I am guessing from the lack of reports the weekend was somewhat un-eventful. I threw a few cast with no luck, but I spent most of my time on panfish with the old man.

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mtreno

we fished from midnight till sunrise before heading back north and did pull one in about 1:30. 38incher

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Andrew Erickson

me and my dad caught 2 on tonka fishin for bass,but they werent big,low 30's

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WallyGator12000

I missed a hookup last night on white bear, never saw the fish, only the boil...got my bulldawg back and the front treble was snapped in two, missing half...

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skiechaser83

They have not seemed to turn on quite yet. I have fished the St Croix a bunch the week before MN opener around Afton and seen 6 fish, but all follows. Hit Tonka hard 2 days ago, had 5 follows, one fish over 50", but once again nothing would take the bait. Same story on Bald Eagle. I am a little upset so far this year, but hopefully persistance will pay off and these fish will really turn on once the water gets into the 70's. It is supposed to be in the 80's all next week, so that has got to help. I think they all spawned late this year as well. A lot of fish I saw were really beat up and 80% of the fish I have seen have been in 4' of water or less. I fish by myself most of the time being I get laid off for the summer because of my job. If there are any die hard muskie guys like myself that want to fish with me during the week, let me know. I try to avoid the weekends unless there is a storm coming, or something that will turn the fish on.

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TMF89

storms turn ski's on?

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TBone1

No , thats an old wives tale wink.gif

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Water Hazard

I was out fishing on a north metro lake with my little brother and his girlfriend on Saturday afternoon. I caught my first muskie ever! It was in about 8' of water. I was fishing with a silver jighead tipped with a small redtail. The muskie wasn't a monster, but it was a lot of fun to catch!

The camera phone was tough to align in the sun...

th_CorysMuskie.jpg

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MuskieJunkie

From what I have seen on some different metro lakes and from talking to other people I think they just havent turned on yet, lots of lazy follows, and fish sightings in the shallows but very few boated. I just hope I am on the water when they do turn on......

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    • AlwaysFishing23
      Royce, how’s the sensitivity Is the tip soft like a tickle stick and how’s quality seem? About same price as a tickle stick I see may have to try one for next season. If It passes with flying colors do you it must be good! Tough day for me not much happening went from about 8-29 FOW and just nothing. Found perch in about 19 but even they seemed finicky and would only hit the dead stick. A bit windy on the lake today to!
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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Pulled my house a couple of days ago, but there are still a few fish biting at some spots. Very slow for me! Good roads out there yet as we plowed them after the last snow. Cliff
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