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NicBarratt

Where are the Muskies?

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I fished the big pond for Walleye but never for Muskie. I am going to be coming up soon and I am not sure of where to start. Any info would be helpful. I know people don't want to give away there there hotspots and that is fine, I am even looking for as little or as much as someone wants to give. I will put all fish back so you can catch them after me grin.gif Thanks for anything.

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uglystick007

The Muskies are almost everywhere on the lake.

So we need to know more about where you want to fish on the lake. How do you want to go after them? Topwaters? Cranks? Big Plastics? Bucktails? Do you want to cast or troll? What time of day? Do you have a location preference N,S,E,W?

Just make sure you are really ready for a big fish in your boat. Big net with hook proof coating. Small bolt cutters/ Large side cutters to cut hooks. Good pliers to turn those hooks out. 60" measuring stick.

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uglystick007

Last part of your post sound like stanard equipment for catfishing wink.gif.

I would try Sun Set Bay, Big Point down into horn and Back out Doe Island Reef. I am sure the guys at appledorns could help ya out. I have seen some very large muskeys caught in that area. I also have seen large muskies feeding or sunning them selves up on doe Island reef.

Good luck!

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That sunset bay spot used to be awsome about 5 years ago till someone talked about it on the internet now it's been down hill from there with only a few being caught there now. I fish it almost every Friday and Saturday evening if there isn't 10-15 boats it's a good night. But Vineland is always a good choice because of the fact that it is adjacent to deep water and the fish cycle in and out of it all the time. the deep weed edge is bout 20fow and is usually good for at least seeing some. As far as lure's go i would say Magnum Bulldog( darker colors) A Decent size Bucktail and a Jackpot

or a Dock (mania tackle)

All have produce nice fish with a biggest being 54in and most other's from (43-49in). MilleLac's is a giant body of water so just find a good map find a spot with some decent weeds and just work it.

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There are no muskies in Mille Lacs. It is all rumor and heresay. grin.gif

Cove and Vineland Bays are some of the first areas to "heat" up. The fish are all over the lake. They have even been caught on the flats by walleye anglers.

You will definitely contact fish if you just work weed edges and fish for more than a couple hours.

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Geeksquad21

You can try the north end on the sand, It usually heats up later,but what the heck caught first 50 inch up there.

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NicBarratt

uglystick007,

thanks. I was just looking into appledorns yesterday. I would be starting probable down there but I have an 1850 crestliner with a 150 opti so I am will to make the trek to catch a large ski. I have all the stuff except I have been unable to find my measuring stick. might be time for a new or clean the garage, I think I will buy a new one. I fish a lot of topwater and bucktails. I throw a few plugs but not very much. I would like to try trolling, sounds like the weedlines might be a good spot to try. Thanks to all for the info. Hope to see you up there.

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