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Hello. I plan on fishing Deer Lake within th next couple weeks, mainly for Musky and walleye. Can anyone give any tips to make my trip successful? This will be the first time I've fished for musky, and my first time on Deer Lake as well.
What colrs work well on deer Lake? I would be grateful for any info or tips. Thanks!

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I can't help with muskies, but for 'eyes, try the rock humps off the north tip of battleship island after dark. Find 24-27' of water and use a slip bobber to put a jumbo leach or good sized shiner a couple feet of the bottom. I've had the best luck with a plain red hook. Good luck and let me know how you did.

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Smartguy,

Deer has a good fall "Ski" bite as you probobly know. This bite can be on all the key elements humps etc. Open water trolling becomes popular this time of the year until ice up (on Thurs. approximately eight boats were doing this). The key thing this time of the year is to fish high percentage spots such as main lake points etc. Do this also when open water trolling, occasionally swing your trolling pattern into the humps or points you are fishing and make contact with your lure. This will no doubt up your catch and size. The bite has been a little off as off lately but should bust open soon as the tulys begin staging etc. Good Luck

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Don't worry about the weed spots right now. Stick to the rocky stretches of shoreline and the bars with rocks on them. The Muskies will be keying on Whitefish and Tulibees that are staging for the spawning run which is only a week or two away. Cisco Kids are a prime late fall bait. Be sure to fish the open water adjacent to the structure as well as the structure itself.

Walleye fishing has been spotty on Deer, but there are some signs of improvement. The majority of Walleyes are on deep structure, so you have to do a lot of cruising and watch your graph like a hawk. Watch the points in 25 to 45 feet and vertical jig when you locate a school.

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    • Bobberwatcher
      I don't see ice going out til April. Some more 50 degree temps on the way, but still getting near or below freezing most nights and an extended forecast I saw is showing highs around 30 and even some single digit lows at night for the last couple weeks March. Little if any rain too. 
    • Bobberwatcher
      I don't see ice going out til April. Some more 50 degree temps on the way, but still getting near or below freezing most nights and an extended forecast I saw is showing highs around 30 and even some single digit lows at night for the last couple weeks March. Little if any rain too. 
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      Looks like there's plenty of ice still in Spring Bay! Kids snowmobile racing.
    • BWpineisland
      My wife is in total agreement with yours. I love the quiet and remoteness, my wife hates the ice travel!
    • SkunkedAgain
      There aren't a lot of cabins in the bay to begin with, a whole other bonus! For the folks on the south side of the bay, it's an access issue as well. People in general are less likely to go in the winter when you don't have road access, because now you introduce ice conditions, snow depth, darkness, cold, and other factors into the trip. While I have always enjoyed those challenges, it is much different to drive up on a Friday night and pull up to your place versus get there at 10pm, unload machines and gear, and go across the lake at night with gear in tow. I love it. My wife hates it. My daughter is in the middle.   Enjoy it up there.
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    • Rick G
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    • CigarGuy
      I take my sxs all the way down Phillips Rd. road to Cains driveway and turn around at the entrance to Laura's and her son's Brian's driveways, Brian bought Davey Crockett's old place.(I think that was his name). You see them fishing on his dock at the beginning of the narrow part of the channel heading in Black Bay. They have the only 2 driveways that are plowed during the winter down Phillips Rd. My neighbor, whom you met, used to plow his boat house road so we access the lake easier in the winter for ice fishing, but he doesn't ice fishing much anymore, so just sleds down that road. I think I know who lets you access the lake, nice of him. I'm surprised more people in Black Bay don't use their places in the winter. I'm heading up in the morning!
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