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Lee Lane

Rain , Northwest winds and cold water temps if we ever got a week of decent stable weather them big fish might just turn on and start chomping baits in typical summer fashion. However our situation was not such but found my wife catching fish and me being the extreme net man. at any rate she dont get to be on the water like I am so I was happy to see her land a 48 incher on deer lake and a 49 on northstar after dark.

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RuKiddingMe

WOW those are 2 very solid fish, did you get a girth on the 49" holy cow that one is horse.

Congrats to your wife on 2 very fine catches.

RU

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Lee Lane

At times I get accused of catching the fish and letting her hold them. However when your muskie guiding , fishing tourneys basically gone all the time and you have a wife and 3 kids its very easy for her to not be very understanding of my situation.

It was in my best interest to get her as into Muskie fishing, Ice fishing lakers and bowhunting whitetails as I could. Last year I had a client whos never been muskie fishing catch a 53 incher on the very first cast!! That made the next 10 hrs I spent with him in the boat alot less stressful for me! She fished fairly consistantly for 3 yrs before even boating a legal fish. Lots of close calls but just couldnt get it done. Im just glad to see things are starting to come together for her alot more often after many years of frusteration!

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Lisa Almquist

Nice muskies! Congrats to your wife Lee! I agree that the best tactic a fisherman can do is to get the woman in his life "hooked". grin

I have also caught the laker bug a couple winters ago. Pretty darn awesome seeing those bright red marks on the locator. Which lakes do you usually hit up there in the winter?

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Lee Lane

I dont anymore ....besides the fact that the lakes are not as good, it gets old being checked by the same game wardens every day over on bluewater and trout. I Usually cowboy up and make the hour and a half voyage up to burntside.

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Lisa Almquist

Yes, I remember your Burntside posts very well. That is where we fish too. I love that lake. Have you ever eaten breakfast at Britton's in Ely?

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Lee Lane

I never have . Sounds like im missing something. what I do know is that the weathers muggy and humid after 3 nights straight of total B*^&$%$*$*&^$* weather crammed into a whole summer of total b*&^%*&$*&$* weather and I wanna jet up to the west end of vermilion for some night action....moons under the clouds and air is warm! "it was 38 degrees at the cook chevy dealer- ship when we bolted for home the other nite"

I just know id bust a couple and I cant go ! its BRUTAL!!!

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Lisa Almquist

I just thought you looked familiar and we chatted with a Grand Rapids guy there this past winter and I just wondered if that was you. Nice charming restaurant though!

My whole summer's been packed with work and not many weekends off! frown

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Lee Lane

Hey Lisa, I think it was your husband that had the laker pic from b-side what areas and depths do you concentrate on when you hunt lakers up there?

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Lisa Almquist

By the looks of what you guys caught last winter, you got this laker deal dialed in! gringrin We should all just meet and fish one weekend and compare notes, eh? cool

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Jim Almquist

Hey Lisa, I think it was your husband that had the laker pic from b-side what areas and depths do you concentrate on when you hunt lakers up there?

Lee I have to watch what I say cause I don't want to give up any of Steve's spots to the internet grin I will have to catch up with you some time and give you a few spots to try on a lake you like to fish wink

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Lee Lane

Thanks Jim , that would be good. Im probably too open about my laker stuff on the net but Ive kinda shy away from it bothering me because I take people out and physcally show them exactly what im doing and they still cant figure it out. My wife struggles when we are laker fishing. I try to help her and put her in my best spots but she says she dont even see fish come in on her flasher. I dont even know b-side that well ...My best spot is just a spot that Looked good and Ive caught big fish there. The biggest laker ive ever caught I was out on wabana all nite walleye fishing and I decided to hit up bluewater in the morning....I was just fishing a stretch of shoreline. However it must be a decent spot cuz ive caught quite a few more fish out of that area. All I can say is every big laker ive caught has been on Tubes that I made up myself with my muskie fisherman imagination. The biggest mistake I see laker fisherman making while out on the ice is they think they need to be in 60 feet of water ! THINK ABOUT IT a laker can go WHEREVER it wants at this time of year.

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Jim Almquist

We will have to get Lisa to show how its done wink It seems the only way I can out fish her when we are laker fishing is to leave her home grin Now when we get out walleye fishing that's a whole different story. I have always been overly secretive about my spots even before the internet just because I know that I will be careful to the fishery but I am not sure about the next guy. I will let you know when we are up next and maybe go out on Deer and chase around.

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