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Biggestfish

Where are the Muskies turning on at?

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Biggestfish

I will be up in the Grand Rapids area in a couple of weeks on vacation with my brother in-law. We are looking for the lakes that are producing muskies. What lakes and baits have be working for you???

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Wildlineman

Fished Deer Lake North of Grand Rapids a couple weeks ago with some success. Found fish relating to mid-lake structure off deeper weeds and had a nice one on in 14' of water just outside the weed edge on an inside turn. No fish on the rocks when we were there.
Anyone else finding fish in the Grand Rapids area????

Shayne

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yoppdk

On Deer last week, Ken's Reef, fishing walleyes ... pulling in a perch and had a very large muskie follow. Right before a storm, dead calm, dark clouds. Wish I had my muskie gear with me ... it just felt "right". Got chased off by lightening anyway.

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Wildlineman

My luck this year is a day late and a dollar short. Bummer!
Anyone else finding Muskies in the area for some good C&R?
Shayne

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Greg Clusiau

YOPPDK: When you said it just "felt right", you hit the nail right on the head. I don't know what it is but when it comes to muskies, I actually have a feeling when they're going to go wild. You just know when it's going to happen. More-so than with other species, at least for me.

Greg C.

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yoppdk

To "follow up" that "felt right" comment, a couple buddies put in on a small, private muskie lake yesterday. As they paid the resort owner for the access, she commented that it sure felt like it was going to be a muskie day. She had never mentioned anything like this to us before. Turns out my two buddies had four or five follows plus two large fish on (one broke off, other threw the hooks) within two hours fishing. Turns out she was right.

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Biggestfish

I had just the oposite happen to me the last time out. It felt like one of those days that I was going to spend the day out casting and not see a thing, but after about 1 hour into the outing, it ended up being my best day muskie fishing in 3 years. Go figure!!
Back to the topic... Anyone have any luck on the Grand Rapids area lakes recently??

Thanks

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