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MuskieSlayer

>>Missing Muskie Angler<<

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MuskieSlayer

I'm posting this from another website. Very sad news. Be careful out there everyone.

A muskie fisherman from Maple Grove, MN is missing on Lake Mille Lacs. His boat was found up near Red Door in the Knox point area. His name will not be released until his family or police do. He used the Casino landing and was last seen there on Wednesday around 5pm. He was fishing out of a 518 Ranger, his wallet was found in the boat with his bow mount down. That is all the info that has been released at this time. If anyone has any information or remembers seeing a 518 Ranger up in the Knox Point area, please contact either the Mille Lacs County Sheriff, Aitkin County Sheriff, or Crow Wing County Sheriff's office's accordingly.

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machohorn

I hope they find him,

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MUSKYMAN1011

Was he alone?

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Team Otter

Goodness gracious. What a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the missing angler and his/her family.

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Killdeer

Just a reminder to all the people that are going out fishing with all your warm heavy clothing on to were a PFD... My thoughts and prays go out to the family and I hope they find him.

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DHanson

Thanks for posting MuskieSlayer. Additional info. is that the boat had a 150 Evinrude motor with a trolling plate mounted on it. Yes, they believe he was fishing solo. They have been focusing on the areas from Indian Point all the way to Red Door.

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Big Tom

Just a reminder to all the people that are going out fishing with all your warm heavy clothing on to were a PFD... My thoughts and prays go out to the family and I hope they find him.

Excellent point. From 55 degrees on down, I always have mine on. Too easy to trip and fall out and watch the wind take the boat away from you.

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Eastwind

Whenever it is cold enough to where a parka or similar jacket wering a PFD is a smart choice. I did not wear mine for years but three years ago bought an inflatable (due to my wife pesyering me about wearing a PFD in cold water). Now, unless I'm fishing in a tee shirt, I have the inflatable on. I don't even notice it. My thoughts go out to the family of the person that is missing.

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JohnMickish

With the current inflatable technology and pricing (auto versions for under $100) there is no reason to not to wear one, yet I'm not wearing one in my avatar pic. Back to the original story.

Very sad news to hear.

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skies_and_eyes

An Artic Armor suit is nice for these siguatons because it provides warmth and floating. I hope they figure this out, sad sad news.

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DHanson

Here is another article. I hope I can post this here, if not, it was at least worth a try.

http://www.millelacsmessenger.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=19319

I was a little surprised to see that they were focusing on the south end of the lake. Maybe they got some good info? I hope they find him soon.

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JohnMickish

The article said they where working off of the mans GPS unit. More than likely that's where it showed his trail.

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jipper

He was 59 years old and a great fisherman... He is married with 2 kids... They were following his GPS trails and were looking for him by the trails. They said if they did not find him thursday it would probaly be 2 weeks befor he surfaces. He is a great pearson. God Bless.

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minnesotatuff

this is devastating... im so sorry for his loved ones.

regards,

minnesotatuff

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Ryan_V

bad news for sure. Hope they are able to locate him soon for the familys sake. It's an awfully big lake.

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huntfish365

That is terrible to hear. Anytime you have waders, boots, and heavy clothing on it is risky to go without life vests. I should listen to my own warning and probably invest in that arctic armor stuff.

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b1gf1sh1

i've read this several times. i did'nt comment because i was searching for something to say. only thing i can say is my heart goes to his loved ones, and i hope together they have the strength to carry on.

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Carp-fisher

This is devasting. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

I think another thing to remember about this is that even with a life vest a person won't last all that long in water that is less than 50 degrees. I'll never forget that horrible story a couple of years ago about the father and son that died of hypothermia on Big Sandy in early October with a water temp of 55 degrees. Their canoe tipped and they had life vests; cold water does very bad things to the human body.

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rodmaker

Prayers and thoughts go out to the entire family

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jipper

The family met with the sherif and they are concentrating thier effort out on the mud flats. They said the snaged on something twice and are going out again tomorrow in that same are.

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Paul Waldowski

jipper when you see this could you please e-mail me.

Thanks.

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Fishing4Fun2008

Any new info on this... did they ever find him. I hope for the family's sake they found him.

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jipper

The last I heard they have not....Any news I get I will pass it on.

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HAppnhook

Just a note on inflatables, my experience was that when it rained, they activated, and the one I purchased refused to hold air. That is fine if you are conscious, but if you succumb to cold or a bump in the bean, you may find yourself in a bit of a pickle. MAke sure you know that the unit you purchase will hold air, and not activate in inclement weather. I stick to standard vests as a result. Also, if you wear the inflatable under clothing, they can constrict your breathing very quickly. FYI and God Bless this family.

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