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walleyeslammer

Miltona Muskies

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walleyeslammer

Hello, I know this is a long time off but I am looking for some advice for the first week of August. I will be up on Miltona for the week and my fiance (wife by then) has a burning desire to fish muskies. I have explained that it is not a sure bet and it takes a lot of luck, and also skill. I was just wondering if anyone could give me any kind of a starting point on where to try to look. Not looking for guarantees or anyones honey hole. Even how many feet of water that time of year would be great. Thanks guys.

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hhguide

Look on the edges off the big flats otherwise write me an email and i can give you a list of a few guys that can point you in the right direction or shoot me an email to give you a few names!

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eyehead

Miltona can be a tough one to fish.... lots and lots of structure. In August, I would do what hhguide said and fish the deep weed edges.

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Wayne Ek

You may want to look at hiring a guide. And yes I guide, but not for muskies. If you want a guide HH or myself can probably find you one. I you want to try it alone then start looking at cabbage beds that break into deep water. There are a numerous deep breaking weedlines on Miltona, but some are coontail. Also, for numbers of fish (not size) you may want to make a side trip to Lobster lake.

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ghotierman

HH and Agape have great tips, and there are a couple muskie guides that target Miltona...I'm sure Wayne or Drake can point you in the right direction.

But going it alone for the first time can be a thrill. I was lucky my first time out, Black Bucktail on a steep weedy break, about the sixth cast if I remember right. Just remember that a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work...and if you try but strike out by yourself, you can always fall back and chase some panfish or walleyes. Bass fishing is fun on Miltona too. In fact, many an angler has hooked up with a 'ski while targeting something else. It's just a great fishery and a lot of fun to be on that water.

good luck and good fishing.

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Hammer Handle

Miltona has a lot of structure, but that is what makes it a great lake.

There is nice bass and northerns in Miltona too. If you are not into muskies, you can fish for these why your wife fishes for muskies.

If you scope out the lake on your own, you should do fine. Guides are nice (but can be expensive), but if you know how to find fish...you should have some luck.

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walleyeslammer

Thanks for the tips guys, I look forward to trying it up there in August. When you say guides are expensive, how much are you talking per day, and do they offer any kind of a percentage of catch rate? Have never used a guide before so I am just curious

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eyehead

Brad Hoppe would probably be your best bet for Miltona. I think he runs about $350 for a full day??? As for as a percentage of catch rate, I dont think there really is when it comes to musky fishing or any kind of fishing grin.gif If you can afford it I would maybe look into getting him for the first day and going from there. He has caught some big fish out there. Good Luck!!

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Pistol Pete

Brad is your best bet. He has a web site, something like Muskymayhem.com or something. Check it out, has contact numbers and a e-mail also.

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WaveWacker

I would definately second what HH said and begin off the break on the big flats. I would try to run the outside edge of any cabbage/weeds and cast up over them and work the lure back out. I would start with a bucktail. They are very easy to throw and produce fish time and time again. Black/orange is about the most widely used color and it does produce but you can also try white, green/yellow and one of my favorite's purple. I like to put a couple of twisty tails on the back hooks. Adds the look of more bulk and addes movement to the lure.

I by no means am a Miltona muskie expert but have put a couple in the boat off of "Milty" and many other lakes.

CHUCK AND WIND

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Fish-n-Freak

Shoot me an Email and I will keep you posted as your trip comes up. I will be out there 2-3 days a week and should be able to point you in the right direction. It is a great fishery, but can be a tough lake to fish. Deep and clear with a ton of structure and plenty of food.

Good Luck!

Steve

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hhguide

Most guides around here are right around 3 hundred for a full day! Muskies are a different type a fish Brad knows how to fish them on Miltona but there are the johnson's too. Richard is his name I know he knows how to go out there and get them. Brad and rich are out alot chasing those monsters.

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Prairiefire

Did anyone catch that fishing show this winter with those crazy guys from wisconsin who have a tv show on FSN? Was that Brad guiding them on Miltona? If so it looked like they were throwing hot pink bucktails with very good results.

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hhguide

Shhhh..... No one is suppose to know about that I had a walleye fishing tournament out there that same weekend and was about 75 yds off of where they caught all those fish!

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Wayne Ek

Drake, you're a little late, is there anyone in the community who doesn't know about it. The way it sounds is that " it takes a community to catch a musky". LOL

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hhguide

yea I know! I guess i'll stick to catching walleyes on that lake! Muskies are a different kind of fish I guess I dont know how to catch them haha!

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bowhunterrj

Thanks Drake for putting in the good word for me. I would be up for taking someone out.As for the percentage the original poster asked I can say that you have a good chance of seeing and possibly catching a big fish out on the pond.If you want probably the best muskie guide in the area I would probaly call Brad, but I will do everything I can to point you in the right direction and get you on fish. I know the lake pretty well living on it my whole life. Now I'm currently boatless. I sold my 620 so I am now lookin for a different one. If you know of anyone with a tiller like yours for sale give me a shout. If you need a good walleye guy give Drake a call he will hook you up.

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