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blarkey

I heard that they had a tournament and caught only two fish for the hole tournament, wondering if thats correct.

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It was six days of tough fishing for about 70 anglers who competed in the 46th annual Muskie-Northern Derby Days on Leech Lake July 28-Aug. 2.

Only seven muskies were caught this year, down considerable from 2006. Last year, 19 muskies were registered and released as anglers took advantage of ideal fishing conditions.

Vince Noeller of Laporte, who has been fishing the tournament for several years, finally claimed his first title. Noeller, who took fourth in 2006, caught two muskies. They measured 49 and 47 inches, and were caught Aug. 1 in .

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jerk bait

It was the Portage Bay tourny and yes there was 2 fish caught both 41 1/2. I know guys who fished it and they said there are very few weeds in Portage.

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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I can not remember the starting dates on those years but Brent would know! Cliff
    • delcecchi
      Like they say down in Loosiana, you pinch tail and suck the head.   And when they eat them, looks like they dump a bucket full on some newspaper on a picnic table and have at them.    But they still hadn't made it all the way west as of last summer, and I figure getting stopped with a cooler full of rusties heading home from the east wouldn't look good on my permanent record.... One of these years though.   I hear they are west of oak narrows now.
    • delcecchi
      Yes, had it on wife's iphone when that was the only smartphone in the family.   I think I would have to have one of the huge phablets to be able to see anything but I am old and don't see that well anymore, when it comes to fine detail.   But good you mentioned it since I had forgotten about it. 
    • Big Red Lodge
      some of the lake access areas might be interesting to navigate thru ad DNR is prepping the public landings
    • Big Red Lodge
      That is a hearty fish.  I guess that is the benefit of the late winter
    • Big Red Lodge
      Good to know.  Thanks for the update
    • Big Red Lodge
      I have not heard of any either, but the weather is looking good.  I'm optimist for opener
    • Bigfatbert
      Thanks for your updates Cliff . Out of curiosity , if this date holds true of Monday April 30th for the start of this years event , would you happen to know how this date sits with past late ice out years , for instance 1996 , 2013 ?
    • Wakemup
      Thanks Cliff for the update, and thanks Brett for the info too!
    • FishinCT
      You can fish a little meat out of the ones with really big claws. Tails are easy once you get the hang of it. Meat pops right out then just pull the intestine(?) and you're good to go.  I'd rather people use fish guts as crawfish bait rather than throwing them in the woods for my dog to find